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Govt recalls envoy Upadhaya

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to recall Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyaya, on the charge of working against Nepal’s interests.

Upadhyay is the main victim of the cancellation of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled visit to the southern neighbor hot on the heels of a dazzling drama of regime change.

The government has decided to recall Ambassador Upadhyay after his brief discussion with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday morning taking after the cancellation of President Bhandari’s, as per the sources.

Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Upadhyaya had “defied” with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in regards to the cancellation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled visit to India.

Another source at MoFA said Upadhyaya, who was a Nepali Congress leader before to his appointment as ambassador, is accused of being involved in attempts to topple the incumbent government.

Upadhyay was appointed ambassador from the Nepali Congress quota in April last year.

President Bhandari’s visit, which was scheduled to begin on May 9, was cancelled by the government on Friday.

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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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