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PM Deuba reshuffles cabinet, Maoist ministers relieved from portfolios

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reshuffled the Cabinet on Tuesday evening and relieved all the ministers representing CPN (Maoist Center) from their portfolios.

However, the portfolio of CPN-United, Minister Mithila Chaudhary has been kept intact.  CPN-United was recently merged with CPN (Maoist Centre).

The prime minister has reshuffled the Cabinet after CPN (Maoist Centre)’s move to back down from its earlier decision to quit government. However, Maoist Centre said it has cancelled its decision to pull out of government after receiving tip that the government is trying to defer the elections dates.

The decision came into effect from Tuesday itself, according to Govinda Pariyar, Press Coordinator of PM Deuba.

PM Deuba has appointed Rashtriya Prajatantra PArty(RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa as Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Jayanta Chand as Minister for Supplies, Bikram Thapa as Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare and Dil Nath Giri as Minister for Urban Development.

Likewise,  Sushil Kumar Shrestha as State Minsiter for Supplies,  Bhaskar Bhadra has been appointed as State Minister for Energy,Kunti Shahi as State Minister for Urban Development, Kanta Bhattarai has been appointed as State Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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