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Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis changes its name

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POKHARA — The Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City has officially dropped ‘Lekhnath’ from its name. A notice informing the removal of Lekhnath was published through the gazette on Monday.

With this, the name of the metropolis has changed into Pokhara only.

Secretary at Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Dinesh Thapaliya informed that the change in the name of metropolis was made as per the clause 4(3) of Local Government Operation Act-2074 BS.

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The provision of the Act has allowed the two-third majority of the municipal assembly to send proposal for changing name or centre of the rural municipality and municipality to federal government through the province government.

It may be noted that the municipal assembly held on June 26 had unanimously decided to drop ‘Lekhnath’ from the name of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis.

With the recommendation of the province government, the federal government had taken the decision to that effect on August 8.

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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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