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Nationwide protest in support of Nirmala, today

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KATHMANDU— Today civil society members are organizing nationwide protest demonstration in support of Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur.

The protests are being organized to exert pressure to the government to book the guilty as soon as possible.

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Two major demonstrations are scheduled to be organized in Kathmandu and Kanchanpur. The demonstration will begin at 1 pm from Maitighara Mandala and march past Babarmahal and Bijulibazar before converging into a gathering at New Baneshwor in Kathmandu.

Most of the demonstrations across the country are going to be held at 1 pm.

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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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