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UCPN(Maoist) decides to field Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang for Vice President

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KATHMANDU — Ruling coalition UCPN (Maoist) has decided to field its standing committee member Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang for the post of Vice President.

A meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) standing committee (SC) held at UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s in Lazimpat on Friday morning decided to field Pun for the post.

Following the UCPN (M) SC meeting, a meeting of High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) is underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar.

Today’s meet will finalise the name of the Vice President candidate from the ruling party coalition. The UCPN (M) held its SC meeting after Thursday’s HLPCC meeting where different pioneers requested that a Madhesi or Tharu competitor should be fielded for the post of Vice President.

Parties will file their candidates for the post of Vice President on Friday itself. The election is scheduled for Saturday at the Legislature-Parliament.

According to the election time table published by the Parliament, the vying candidates should file their nominations until today followed by the election on Saturday.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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