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Badarmude victims, Maoist Center sign 3-point agreement

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CHITWAN — The victims of Bandarmude incident and CPN (Maoist Centre) have signed a three-point agreement on Sunday.

CPN (MC) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is contesting in the secong phase elections from Chitwan constituency 3, signed the agreements with a section of the victims.

At least 38 people were killed, and 75 others were injured when the then Maoist rebels ambushed an overcrowded bus at Bandarmude in Madi of Chitwan district on June 6, 2005.

As per agreement, initiatives will be taken to provide employment to the family members who depended on the victims, school-level education for children of the deceased, provide medical expenses of the injured, build a memorial park in 10 bigha area in remembrance of the victims, museum and a zoo and make the area a tourist spot.

An agreement has also been reached to form a committee that will estimate the education expense of the victims’ children and medical expenses of the injured till date.

The committee will comprise of three members from the victim’s side, three from CPN (MC) and one representative from Madi Municipality.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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