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Nepali Congress, Loktantrik Forum to announce merger today

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KATHMANDU — The ruling Nepali Congress and Nepal Democratic Forum led by Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar are all set to announce merger on Monday. The merger between the two parties scheduled for Sunday evening couldn’t happen.

As the two-party discussion held in Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar, did not conclude Sunday evening, the announcement of the unification would be made Monday, said NC leader Mahesh Acharya, who also attended the meeting.

Forum leader Yogendra Chaudhary said earlier in the day that there were issues remaining to be discussed for the unification.

The party unification was supposed to happen last Monday,however, it was put on hold citing internal management.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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