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Speaker Mahara draws govt’s attention

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KATHMANDU — Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has daewn the attention of the government towards the issues of national importance raised by lawmakers in the meeting of the House of Representatives today.

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He sought the government’s views saying the MPs speaking in today’s meeting of the House had drawn the government’s attention on topics as increase in incidents of violence against women in various parts of the country, and the flood and earthquake-affected people not getting decent relief, among others.

The Speaker drew the government’s attention on the need of taking the MPs’ demands seriously and addressing them.

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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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