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Nepal-India ties are deep-rooted: Minister Mahaseth

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KATHMANDU— Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth has said that the relations between Nepal and India were deep-rooted. 

The Transport Minister said this while talking to the Nepali and Indian journalists at Jayanagar on Tuesday. He had reached Jayanagar of India in course of the observation tour of the Jayanagar-Janakpur-Kurtha section of the railway being constructed here with support from the Government of India. 

He said apart from the diplomatic relations, Nepal and India also have what he called the ‘rotibeti’ relations, referring to the special relations between the peoples of the two countries. 
Minister Mahaseth added that this relation has become further cordial in the recent days.

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“The government led by KP Sharma Oli of Nepal and the government led by Narendra Modi of India too have cordial ties,” he said, pointing out that the railway project was an example of this cordiality. 

The Transport Minister also said that besides this project, construction of many other projects including the Nijgadh-Kathmandu railway and the Hulaki highway, were undergoing with India’s assistance. 

He expressed the belief that the Jayanagar-Janakpur-Kurtha railway section would be completed within December and would come into operation soon after that. 

He was accompanied by a team comprising Director General of Department of Railways Balram Mishra, the chief of the Indian construction company Ercon, Rabi Sahay, the Chief District Officer of Dhanusha district and the Superintendent of Police in the observation tour of the 29-kilometres railroad from Janakpur to Jayanagar.

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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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