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Prez, Pm extend best wishes on Eid al-fitr

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari and prime Minister KP Sharma Oli have extended their best wishes to all Nepali Islamic religious sisters and brothers at home and abroad for their happiness, peace and good health on the occasion of Eid al-fitr.

President Bhandari, in a message delivered today, has expressed her confidence that the grand festival of Islamic people would help promote mutual harmony, tolerance, togetherness and fraternity among all Nepali people and preserve fundamental culture and tradition

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“The Eid al-fitr has special significance as it entails a long fasting meant for purifying the soul and exchanging happiness with own relatives. May this festival encourage all to fulfil the national resolution towards building prosperous nation”, reads the message.

On the same occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has also extended greetings to all Islamic religious people.

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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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