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Minister Pandit for making law to grant citizenship to NRNs

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KATHMANDU — Minster for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has emphasized on the enactment and enforcement of a law to grant citizenship to Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) as enshrined in the Constitution.

Minister Pandit, at a discussion with the delegation of NRN Association at his residence on Friday, pledged that he would extend full possible support to engage NRNs in the development of the country.

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The delegation headed by NRNA Chairperson Bhawan Bhatta had urged the Minister to engage the NRNs as a partner in the nation-building campaign.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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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.

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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.

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