DANG — A bomb was hurled targeting a Nepali Congress candidate of State Assembly ‘Kha’ of Dang Constituency-2, Bharat Bahadur Neupane, on Monday.
The improvised explosive device was hurled at a vehicle (Ra 1 Ja 612) that Neupane was travelling in at Sakram at 4:15 pm. He was en route to the district headquarters from Chhilikot of Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City-19.
The IED exploded some distance away from the vehicle. No casualty was reported in the incident, according to Nepali Congress, Dang.Follow @gorkhapost
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost