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Nepal elected member of UN women executive board

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has been elected as a member of the executive board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

This is the first time that Nepal has made it to the UN Women since its establishment in 2010. Nepal’s term in the UN Women will be from 2019 to 2021.

Other countries like neighboring India and Bangladesh, and Mongolia and Saudi Arabia have already become member of the UN Women.

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Likewise, Nepal has been elected member of the United Nations Commission on the Science and Technology for Development.

Its term in the Commission will be three years. Other members from the Asia Pacific Region include China, Thailand and Iran.

Nepal got 52 out of 53 valid votes cast by 54 members of the Coordination and Management Meeting of the Economic and Social Council, according to a press note released by the UN.

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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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