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PANCHTHAR— A joint team of concerned authority and security agencies has carried out a monitoring along the border with India in Panchthar district.

The monitoring team includes lawmaker Basanta Kumar Nembang, President of the District Coordination Committee Bishnu Prasad Sapkota, Chief District Officer Prakash Chandra Adhikari, Chair of Yanbarak Rural Municipality Lekhnath Ghimire and chiefs of all three security agencies.

The supervision aims to control criminal activities, human trafficking and the smuggling of counterfeit currencies, drugs, wild animals and weapons. The team also inspected border pillar no 47.

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On the occasion, a meeting was held between the team and security agency of Sikkim State. During the meeting, it was agreed upon that a security post would be set up in Panchthar and the rural municipality chair has been given the task of arranging two locations in that regard, said CDO Sapkota.

Likewise, Security Chief of the Sikkim State Laxman Gurung, who participated in the meeting, apprised the meeting of the progress in the construction of a road connecting Panchthar and Sikkim.

Lawmaker Nembang said initiatives would be taken in the nearest future to open more transit points with India.

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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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