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UPDATE : 7 dead as bus plunges into Trishuli

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CHITWAN — Seven persons died on the spot after a passenger bus plunged into the Trishuli River in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-3 along the Prithvi Highway in Chitwan district on Wednesday morning.

The ill-feted bus (Lu 2 Kha 291) heading towards Arghakhanchi from Kathmandu collided head-on with a truck (Na 6 Kha 4972) before plunging about 100 meters into the river, at Fishling, at around 9:15 am this morning, according to Chitwan District Police Office.

Twenty-five others were rescued alive. Three of the rescued passengers have been rushed to Kathmandu while thirteen others have been taken to Bharatpur for treatment.

Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police teams from Munglin, Jogimara and Gajuri are carrying out the rescue operation.

APF divers found the bus 25 feet below the water surface and preparations is underway to pull the bus out with a crane.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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