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PM Oli, Indian PM Modi flag off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly launched a bus service between Janakpur-Ayodhya announcing the Ramayan Circuit.

The circuit connects religious sites of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita in Nepal and India.

Janakpur is known as the birthplace of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama. Janaki temple was built in memory of Sita in 1910. Janaki temple, the three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble is 50-metre high and spread over 4860 sq feet.

On the occasion, Indian PM Modi said :”I am honoured to have been able to come to the birthplace of ‘mata Janaki’. Idia and Nepal will work towards building ‘Ramayan’ circuit between both the countries. This will act as a foundation for strong people to people contact between the two nations”.

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He added that the relationship between Ayodhya and Janakpur was unbreakable. “This circuit will develop religious tourism. It also will strengthen connectivity between the two nations.”

Earlier, PM Modi offered special prayers at the Ram Janaki Mandir, making him the first Indian Prime Minister to do so with Khodasopachar rituals.

Likewise, PM KP Sharma Oli said that the bus service would increase people to people connectivity.

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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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