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Biratnagar based Indian field office closed

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KATHMANDU — Biratnagar based Camp Office of the Embassy of India has been closed on Monday.

The office was opened in 2008 to deal with the situation arising out of devastating Koshi floods has been closed as purpose of opening the Camp Office was fulfilled, said a spokesperson at the Embassy of India, Kathmandu.

The embassy spokesperson further said that they had already decided to wind up the Camp Office and re-locate the personnel.

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This decision was conveyed by Prime Minister Modi to his Nepalese counterpart during his visit to Nepal last week.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had reiterated to close the office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was taking diplomatic initiations to this end.

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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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