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4 persons killed in road accident

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MELAMCHI — Four people were killed in two separate accidents involving a jeep and a passenger bus in Sindhupalchok district.

Three people including the driver died when a Bolero jeep fell some 300 metres from the road at Jhilke Mod at Jyamire Pipaltar in Melamchi Municipality-9.

The jeep [Ba 18 Pa 4699] was carrying bricks and going towards Ratmate from Melamchi when it met with the accident at 8 pm on Sunday.

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The deceased have been identified as the jeep driver, 35-year-old Suresh Tamang, 42-year-old Moti Adhikari and 12-year-old Kamal Syangbo of Jyamire, Melamchi Municipality-9. They died on the spot, police said.

Similarly, Mahendra Bhujel of Bandegaon, Indrawati Rural Municipality-3 was killed when a passenger bus met with an accident at Timbu of Helambu Rural Municipality at 10 pm on Sunday. Bhujel was the assistant to the bus driver.

The bus [Ba 2 Kha 6365] was heading towards Timbu from Kathmandu.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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