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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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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari





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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