KATHMANDU — A local struggle committee has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli demanding reconstruction of earthquake-devastated Dharahara on Thursday.
The committee with the motto ‘Save our National Heritage, Rebuild Dharahara’ submitted the memorandum to the PM with signatures.
Struggle Committee Coordinator Bed Prakash Gautam said that the memorandum was submitted to remind the government about rebuilding Dharahara.
The memo was submitted to the PM though his personal secretary Yubaraj Dahal. The document stated that construction of any commercial building in the surroundings of Dharahara should not be carried out and the site should be developed as a tourist spot.
The committee had collected signatures during March 21-23 demanding immediate action for Dharahara reconstruction.
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.