GULARIYA — Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel has said the executive authority bestowed to local levels would not revert to Singha Durbar.
Speaking at an interaction program organised in Bardiya on Saturday, CM Pokhrel emphasized on completing the construction of Bardiya-based national pride project, Bheri diversion, and utilizing it for modernizing agriculture.
Chief Minister Pokharel shared that efforts are underway to widen the postal road to four lanes. In the programme Chief Minister also asked the elected representatives to deliver effective services to the people.
Also present on the occasion were Nepali Congress parliamentarian Sanjaya Gautam, Province 5 Deputy Speaker, provincial legislators, local governments chiefs and deputy chiefs and district level stakeholders.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
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.
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.