CHITWAN — At least twenty six people were injured when a passenger bus collided with tipper at Ramnagar Jungle in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-1 in Chitwan district 9:30 today morning.
According to Chitwan District Police Office, Chitwan, the Gorkha-bound bus (Na 5 Kha 8694) coming from Narayangadh in Chitwan collided head on with tipper (Ba 3 Kha 9012) coming from the opposite direction.
Among the injured, seven were critical, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shiva Sharma Acharya, adding that all injured, including the drivers of bus, were receiving treatment at Chitwan Medical College.
The driver of the tipper has been absconding following the incident and police are searching for him, DSP Acharya said.Follow @gorkhapost
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost