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EC gives consent to transfer NOC Chief Khadka to Supplies Ministry

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has given consent to transfer Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Chief Gopal Bahadur Khadka as per the demand of Supplies Ministry.

The Supplies Ministry on October 12 had written a letter to the election body seeking consent to summon Khadka at the ministry.

A meeting of the EC held on Monday to discuss the election code of conduct had decided to grant such permission to the ministry.

The Cabinet meeting on September 18 had decided to sack Khadka for his involvement in misappropriating around Rs 800 million, while buying land plots worth Rs 1.61 billion in Bhairahawa, Chitwan, Sarlahi and Jhapa for building oil storage facilities.

The Supreme Court on October 8 had reinstated Khadka to the top post of the NOC.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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