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UML, CPN (MC) Chairpersons agree to summon unification coordination committee earliest

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who met today to discuss the issues of merger between the two parties, have agreed to summon a meeting of the unification coordination committee at the earliest to accelerate the process.

It may be noted that the coordination committee meeting a month ago handed the responsibilities of resolving unsettled issues in the reports of ideological and organizational task forces of both political parties to both the party chairs.

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In the meeting took place at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar, both chairmen agreed to summon the coordination committee meeting by this evening or tomorrow, according to Prime Minister’s press advisor Dr Kundan Aryal.

Meanwhile, the UML has called its standing committee meeting at 4:00 pm today in view of the preparations for the merger, it is said.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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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.

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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.

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