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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 women electrocuted in Baglung

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BAGLUNG — Two women were electrocuted in Baglung district on Saturday.

The victims have been identified as Guma Kandel, 25, and Nisha Kandel, 20 of Kathekhola Rural Municipality-6, Bihunkot. They died when they were electrocuted on their way to home from the nearby forest, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police at Baglung Bishwaraj Singh Thapa.

They had reportedly gone to collect fodder early morning but were found dead during a search by their family members after they failed to return home till late. The two caught live current from a pole of high-voltage transmission line.

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Locals have stopped the police personnel from collecting the dead bodies demanding Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) of rightful compensation after bearing responsibility of the incident.

Likewise, the agitated locals brought down the Mid-Hill Highway to a temporary halt demanding NEA to replace the faulty electricity poles in the region.

NEA’s distribution centre in Baglung has admitted that leakage of electricity from wires to the poles had resulted in the fateful incident.

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