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President Bhandari registers her candidacy for election of president

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has registered her candidacy for the presidential election scheduled to he held on coming March 13.

The President’s nomination filed today was proposed by lawmakers Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bhim Bahadur Rawal, Subas Nembang, Ishwor Pokhrel and Onsari Gharti while lawmakers Ram Bahadur Thapa, Bishnu Prasad Poudel, Gokarnaraj Bista, Bhanubhakta Dhakal and Rabindra Adhikari backed it.

President Bhandari herself visited the Office of Election Officer set up on the premises of New Baneswhor-based Federal Parliament Building to register the candidacy.

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It may be noted that the CPN (UML) Tuesday decided to field incumbent President as the candidate for the post of President on behalf of the party.

The election of the president is taking place on March 13 in connection with the implementation of the Constitution of Nepal after the election to the House of Representatives and the National Assembly.

Today, Wednesday has been set for registering candidacy(ies) in view of the presidential election.

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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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