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Modernisation of Nepal Army discussed

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KATHMANDU: A programme was held at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Wednesday to discuss modernisation of the army, to keep up with the times, and to make the institution more professional in the days to come.

The programme was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel, Chair of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the Parliament, Sashi Shrestha, Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa and heads of respective departments of the army, among others.

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The attendants were apprised of the Army’s responsibility, its operational activities, organisational structure and policies and were also provided an update on Tarai-Madhes Fast Track at the programme.

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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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