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Locals block road over woman’s death in accident

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NUWAKOT — Locals of Okharpauwa have blocked the Jitpur-Okharpauwa road in protest against the death of a local woman in a road accident.

They have been demanding action against the mini-truck driver that hit the women to death and compensation to the affected family.

As a result, vehicles carrying solid waste to the dumping site in Okharpauwa have been stranded on the road.

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Local resident Sita Balami,30, died on the spot after being hit by the mini-truck with registration number Ba 5 Kha 2523 at a resident of Kakani rural municipality-1 last night. Taking over the incident, the locals have blocked the road since early morning today.

As a result, some 100 trucks loaded with solid waste from Kathmandu have been stopped at Jitpur, according to District police chief Basant Kunwar.

Efforts are being made to resolve the issue and open the road for traffic, as a team led by the DSP at the District Police Office and another team from Kathmandu have been mobilized for the same.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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