KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara at a special ceremony held at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas this morning.
Also present at the ceremony were the Vice-president, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, Ministers, heads of constitutional and securities bodies, high-ranking government officials.
Leader of the CPN-MC party, Mahara was elected to the post of Speaker unanimously on Saturday.
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.