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NOC hikes price of petrol, diesel and kerosene

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the prices of petroleum products on Wednesday. The price hike will come into effect from Wednesday midnight, accosding to NOC.

The state-owned monopoly has decided to increase Rs 2 per litre in petrol and Rs 3 each in diesel and kerosene. The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), however, remains unchanged.

According to the new revised rate, the petrol will now cost Rs 108 per litre and diesel and kerosene will cost Rs 90 in Kathmandu.

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However, petrol will cost Rs 107.50 in Dang and Pokhara respectively, likewise, petrol will cost Rs 106.50 per litre all over Nepal except in aforementioned locations.

Similarly, diesel and kerosene each will cost Rs 90 per litre within Kathmandu Valley and Rs 89.50 per litre in Dang and Pokhara respectively while diesel and Kerosene will be available at Rs 88.50 except in above mentioned places.

The price has been hiked as per the revised rates sent by the Indian Oil Corporation.

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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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