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UK, Norway congratulate PM Oli

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The United Kingdom and Norway have extended hearty congratulations to the CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on his election as the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal.

The UK Minister of State for Asia, Hugo Swire has congratulated PM Oli on behalf the British government.

“On behalf of the British Government, I send my congratulations to Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on his election as Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The United Kingdom and Nepal share 200 years of friendship and we will remain a steadfast partner for Nepal as it continues to rebuild following the devastating earthquake on 25 April. I look forward to working with Mr Oli and the new government,” The UK Minister of State Swire stated in a statement which was released by the British Embassy here today.

Similarly, issuing a press release today, the Royal Norwegian Embassy here stated that “the election of new Prime Minister and new Government after the Constitution’s promulgation of the Constitution is a manifestation of Nepal’s commitment to democratic development, peace and prosperity”.

Norway encourages the new leadership to ensure a peaceful and inclusive implementation of the Constitution to secure Nepal’s future social and economic development and needed reconstruction efforts, it is stated.


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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari





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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