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5 killed in Okhaldhunga tractor mishap

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OKHALDHUNGA — At least fivepeople, including four minors, were killed when a tractor met with an accident at Ghorakhori of Okhaldhunga district on Wednesday.

One person was injured in the incidence. The incident site lies northwest of the district headquarters and is close to Ramechhap district.

The tractor (Na 5 Ta 2512) was making a beeline for Bilandu from Ghorakhori when it fell some 500 meters down the road at around 4:30 pm, according to police.

Bishnu Baral, Milan Ghimire, and Amir Ghimire, of Bilandu-5, Manish Khadka of Phulbari-5 and Hira Bahadur Rai of Bhojpur area were killed in the mishap, police said.

All five died on the spot.

Twenty-years-old Prem Thapa of Phulbari was injured in the incident. He has been admitted to a local health post for treatment.

Hiran Bahadur Rai of Khotang, the assistant driver was driving the tractor on the mountainous road as the driver had apparently taken a break to eat food, according to preliminary information.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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