JHAPA — A man was killed after being struck by lightning at Indo-Nepal border area in Jhapa district on Tuesday night.
According to police, the deceased has been identified as Mahesh Lal Yadav (55) of Kachankabal Rural Municipality-1, who was returning from Suribhitta Bazaar in India after delivering milk when the incident happened.
Yadav reportedly died on the way to a hospital in Birtamod of Jhapa, informed police.Follow @gorkhapost
Vice President Pun leaves for China
KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China today on a six-day official visit.
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.
On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off Vice President Pun who will lead a Nepali delegation to the ’17th Western China International Fair’ in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
According to his private secretariat, the Vice President is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ‘ to be organised by the business community on the same day.
During his stay in China, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China, and other government representatives. He will also inspect Sichuan-based development programmes.
He will return home on September 24.Follow @gorkhapost