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UML lawmaker Tumbahamphe elected Deputy Speaker

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KATHMANDU — CPN-UML lawmaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has been elected to the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday.

Backed by left-alliance-backed, Tumbahamphe defeated her one and only closest rival from main opposition Nepali Congress Pushpa Bhusal by 143 votes.

Tumbahamphe secured by 201 votes wile Bhusal trailed behind with 58 Votes. As many as 259 lawmakers were present in the voting.

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CPN (Maoist Center)’s Dev Gurung had proposed Tumbahamphe’s candidacy and UML’s Rabindra Adhikari seconded it. Likewise, Bhusal’s candidacy had been proposed by Dila Sangroula and been seconded by Debendra Raj Kandel.

Hailed from Morang district while Bhusal is from Arghakhanchi, Tumbahamphe holds a Ph.D. in political movement of women in Nepal from Tribhuvan University.

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Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed following a landslide in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 of Chitwan district, on early Thursday morning.

The road section has been obstructed following a landslide at Tope Khola on the Narayangadh-Mugling section of the highway, the District Police Office Chitwan said.

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According to police it will take five to eight hours to remove the landslide debris. Landslides are frequent on this section of the highway whenever it rains as the hill slopes on the road side have been scraped in course of the road widening works.

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