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.
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.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
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.
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.