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NAJCC to collaborate with Nepal in ecosystem, water management

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KATHMANDU—The Nepal-Australia Joint Consultation Committee (NAJCC) has agreed to collaborate with Nepal in river basin, ecosystem and water management.

The bilateral meeting of the Committee held recently here took a decision to this effect, said Kathmandu-based Australian Embassy. The partnership with Australia in water management would benefit Nepal, said Madhav Belbase, joint secretary at the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat.

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Likewise, Australia’s ambassador to Nepal Peter Budd said his country was ready to expand partnership with Nepal in new areas.

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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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