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7 new ministers sworn in

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KATHMANDU — Seven Cabinet ministers, including three Deputy Prime Ministers (DPMs) were sworn in on Thursday.

With this latest expansion, the Cabinet has now 26 ministers, including the prime minister, six deputy prime ministers, 17 ministers and two state ministers.

This is the first time in Nepal’s political history that Nepal has had six DPMs.

DPM and Defense Minister Bhim Rawal, DPM and Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Chitra Bahadur KC, DPM and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare CP Mainali took the oath.

Similarly, Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel, Information and Communication Technology Minister Sher Dhan Rai, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Ananda Pokharel, and Minister without portfolio Shanta Manavi were also sworn in.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli appointed Mabani as Labor Minister in place of Asta Laxmi Shakya after the last turned down the offer of ecclesiastical compartment

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed ministers in the midst of a special function organized at the President’s office in Sheetal Niwas.

VP Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, among other ministers, were available amid the swearing in function.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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