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Province temporary capitals to be announced shortly after election

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KAILALI — Spokesperson for the government, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said temporary capital of every province will be declared shortly after the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

Chiefs of provinces will be appointed after the election, according to government spokesperson who is also the Minister for Information and Communications.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Nepal Press Union, Kailali here today, he called on voters to confidently take part in the second phase elections taking place this Thursday as the government has guaranteed full election security.

On a different note, he said media houses would get more state facilities in the future and they, in return, should improve their quality.

He added that the government was working on the plan to expand mass communication facilities to all provinces.

Role of mass media was vital to hold the election in a free and impartial atmosphere, he said, urging journalists to fulfill their role as per the expectation in the December 7 election as well.

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Six including parents of groom killed in Dang road accident

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DANG- Six persons including the parents of a newlywed boy died on the spot after the two vehicles collided head on at Rihar of Lamahi Municipality-9 in Dang district at 1:45 am today.

According to police, a Scorpio Jeep (Ba 12 Cha 3122) heading to Shumshergunj of Banke district from Gitanagar in Chitwan and a bus (Na 5 Kha 4090) on its route to Kathmandu from Mahendranagar collided, killing six people on the spot and injuring two others.

The deceased have been identified as the parents of bridegroom Man Bahadur KC, 53, and Bimala, 45, of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-8 in Banke district, according to the chief of Dang District Police Office, Bel Bahadur Pandey.

Likewise, Bishwanath Adhikari, 49, Prabin KC, 5, Dipak Kumar Khadka, 31, and Dutta Bahadur Khatri, 78, also died in the incident. Jeep driver and next one have sustained injuries in the incident and are receiving medical treatment at Kohalpur Medical College, according to police.

Police shared that the newlywed bride and groom were travelling in another vehicle.

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