KANCHANPUR — A tractor driver drowned in the Mahakali River on Sunday when collecting stones.
The tractor (Se 1 Ta 7648) along with its driver, Bir Bahadur Dagaura, of Naukhari area of Jhalari Pipaladi Municipality of Kanchanpur, was swept away by high currents in the Mahakali River.
A search in the river recovered the driver’s body which was stuck in the tractor, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Kedar Khanal, of District Police Office, Kanchanpur. His body has been sent to Mahakali Zonal Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
The police on Sunday arrested Bimal Chaudhary, 36, of Rajapur Municipality – 17 of Bardiya in accusation of raping a teenage girl. Chaudhary was arrested from Jhalari Pipaladi Municipality – 10.
Chaudhary is accused for raping a 17-year-old girl of Tapara area at Attariya in Kailai two days ago. He had allured the girl with a promise of marrying her.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.