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Act will be developed to protect women’s reproductive right :State Minister Aryal

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KATHMANDU — Minister of State for Health and Population, Padma Kumari Aryal, has said that an Act related to reproductive health would be developed to be utilised in women’s lives.

Addressing aan interaction on ‘bill related to reproductive health’ organised here today by the Women, Law and Development Forum, State Minister Aryal said that the Act would further protect women’s reproductive right.

Stating that the bodies concerned have been asked to prepare the draft of the bill at the earliest, she said the draft would be presented soon after the House begins.

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Similarly, Acting Secretary of the Ministry, Sushil Pyakurel, said that preparations were underway to give final shape to the draft by incorporating suggestions from all.

Likewise, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Binita Bhattarai, said that the Bill should be formulated in order to establish rights to safe abortion and family planning.

Forum President Mira Dhungana said that the bill should accommodate genuine compensation to women if their reproductive right is snatched away.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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