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Durja Kumar Rai promoted APF chief

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KATHMANDU — The government on Tuesday promoted Durja Kumar Rai to the post of Inspector General of the Armed Police Force (APF).

A cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar today took a decision to this effect, according to Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Sherdhan Rai.

The Rayamajhi Commission had prescribed action against Rai stating that he had played a key role in stifling the People’s Movement II.

Rai was appointed as the acting head of the APF following the arrest of IGP Kosh Raj Onta by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on debasement accusations.

The meeting additionally selected Resham Kumar Lama as the Assistant Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development in the wake of soothing Biraj Bista of his post from Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal.

Similarly, the Cabinet meeting also decided to recommend to the President to summon the parliament’s budget session on May 3 at 11 o’clock.

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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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