SURKHET — Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that the contributions made by Prithvi Narayan Shah should be analysed.
Receiving a memo submitted by RPP (Democratic) on Thursday calling upon marking the national unity day by giving a public holiday on Paush 27, the Chief Minister opined to analyze Prithvi Narayan Shah’s deeds — both good and wrong ones.
“The public holiday on Prithvi Jayanti is a national concern and a serious nationwide discussion was needed in this. A conclusion should be drawn by satisfying all,” Shahi said.
Submitting the memo, RPP (Democratic) leader Kabiram Puri argued that it would be injustice for the nation if the history of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s were not safeguarded.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
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.
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.