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KATHMANDU — The election to the post of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is being held today.

Voting to elect the President is taking place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the voting centre on the premises of Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari and former lawmaker Kumari Laxmi Rai are vying for the post of the President.

 

An electoral college comprised of members of the federal parliaments and province assembly members would cast vote to elect the President.

Spokesperson of the Election Commission Nabaraj Dhakal said that a total of 880 voters would cast vote in the presidential election.

As per the Constitution of Nepal, the term of the President shall be five years.

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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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