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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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Two died and eight injured in accident

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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