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Agitation not necessary: DPM Thapa

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DANG — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa has said that agitation may not be an option as had been practiced before for heralding a change of governing system.

Speaking at a press conference held by Reporters’ Club Nepal, Dang Chapter in Ghorahi, DPM Thapa said: “We have established our values through the constitution, now we don’t have to head to the jungle with a gun to press for our demand nor do we have to impose blockade by sitting at the border”.

Stating that none of the provisions in the constitution remained unchangeable, DPM Thapa claimed that his party – Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Nepal – would also press for establishing its belief through the medium of the constitution.

He was of the opinion that the royal institution and Hinduism as Nepal’s state religion would be revived in the constitution if people believed in it.

On a different note, DPM Thapa ruled out the need to seek an alternative to the current government which is only six months old.

He spoke of many workloads remaining in the constitution’s implementation phase and termed the rumours of changing the government as a ‘game’ to weaken the government and the new constitution.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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