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One killed in road accident in Capital

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KATHMANDU — One person died in a road accident at Banasthali chowk in Kathmandu on Monday night. The accident took place when a motorcycle (Ba 66 Pa 4856) collided with two vehicles-(Ba 8 Cha 931) and (Ba 2 Ja 1376).

The deceased has been identified as motorcyclist Khim Bahadur Budhathoki, 32, of Siddheshwor municipality in Palpa district. Budhathoki died while undergoing treatment at Trauma Centre, Bir Hospital.

Injured in the incident, pillion riders –Til Kumari Rana, 28, and Sujan Lungeli, 12, are receiving the treatment at the Centre,according to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division.

Police have arrested the drivers and impounded the vehicles.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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