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One dies, nine injured in Rukum jeep accident

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RUKUM — One person died and nine others were injured when a jeep (Lu 1 Ja 2638) en route to Aathbiskot from Musikot of West Rukum met with an accident on Wednesday evening.

Khambu Khatri, aged around 29, of Banfikot rural municipality-7 died in the accident occurred at ward 6 of the same rural municipality, confirmed District Police Office.

Khatri’s wife Amrita Khatri, 27, and seven-year-old son Hidan Khatri sustained serious injuries. Other injured are Prakash Nepali, 35, Niruta Khatri, 20, Bal Bahadur Nepali, 40, Raj Kumar Khatri, 26 and girl child Manju Khatri of ward 7 and Ramesh Khatri, 25, and Man Bahadur Bista, 38, of ward 12.

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The injured are undergoing treatment at the District Hospital Salle while the Khatri mother and son with critical injuries were sent to Nepalgunj for further treatment.

The jeep met with the accident probably due to overload of passengers beyond its capacity. Investigation into the accident is underway.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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