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New constitution a milestone: UK foreign secy Hammond

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KATHMANDU — British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Philip Hammond, on Thursday said Nepal’s new Constitution was a ‘milestone’ towards ensuring rights of the people and paving the way for development and prosperity.

The British foreign secretary welcomed the adoption of the new constitution and described it as ‘a milestone in Nepal’s history’, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Expressing his concern about disruption of supplies at the Nepal-India border checkpoints, Hammond hoped that the problem would be resolved soon, the MoFA said in a statement.

During a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa at British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Hammond also assured Britain’s backing for Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery and development efforts.

During the meeting, DPM Thapa had briefed him on Nepal’s current political situation, including the promulgation of the new constitution and the difficulties faced by the Nepali people due to supply disruptions.

Thapa is currently in the UK to participate in the event marking the bicentennial of the bilateral diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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