BHAKTAPUR — The photographs of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings taken during the 1950s by renowned Swiss geologist Toni Hagen (PhD) have been kept in exhibition at Bhaktapur from Monday.
Hagen’s daughter Katryn Hagen inaugurated the exhibition in Ganchhe of Bhaktapur Municipality on Monday evening.
The exhibition includes Hagen’s photographs of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur, archeological heritages, historical buildings, historical ponds, Durbar squares among others.
Conservationist Rabindra Puri said that 50 photographs taken by Hagen would be kept in exhibition till April 1. He shared that the exhibition was organised to encourage people for conservation of heritage and protect them from further deteriorating.
On the occasion, Katryn Hagen expressed her pleasure regarding the exhibition of her father’s photography adding that the historical heritages in Kathmandu Valley are extremely beautiful.
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.