KATHMANDU—Today, former Prime Minister and Co-chairperson of Nepal communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has left for Singapore for his wife Sita’s health check-up.
Sita had been suffering from hypertension and diabetes and had advised to visit the Singaporean doctors for a follow up who had examined her on previous occasions.
In the absence of both Co-chairperson of the NCP, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal will be the acting chair of the party.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
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.
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.