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Petrol bomb hurled at truck in Rautahat, driver and asst. driver injured

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RAUTAHAT — Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist cadres have hurled a petrol bomb at a loaded truck in Rautahat on Thursday, leaving its driver and assistant driver injured.

The protesters have hurled a petrol bomb at a truck (Na 6 Kha 4615) heading towards Kathmandu from Mirchaiya of Siraha carrying mangoes.

Driver Balram Bhandari,35, of Chandrapur-12 sustained minor wounds while assistant driver Basanta Magar,22, of Mithila Municipality-4 has been critically injured in the incident, According to DSP Manoj Kumar Yadav.

The truck was making a beeline for Kathmandu from Mirchiya when the incident took place at a jungle between Chandrapur and Paurahi of Rautahat along the East-West Highway at around 5 am, DSP Yadav said.

Critically injured Bhandari is receiving treatment at the Chandranigahapur Hospital, police said.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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