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NRA CEO Gyewali assumes office

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KATHMANDU — Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has assumed his office on Thursday.

The government on Tuesday has reappointed Gyewali as CEO of NRA — mandated to execute post-earthquake reconstruction of damaged homes and heritage structures. A cabinet meeting held on Tuesday decided to reappoint Gyewali to the post for the second stint.

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Earlier, he had served as CEO of the NRA from December 25, 2015, to January 11, 2017. This is the fifth change in the leadership of the authority.

The NRA’s CEO post remained vacant after Oli government revoked all political appointments made by the former government led by Sher Bahadur Deuba after August 30, 2017.

Following this decision, NRA’s former Chief Executive Yubaraj Bhusal tendered his resignation in the first week of June.

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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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