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US envoy Teplitz calls on PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — US Ambassador to Nepal, Alaina B Teplitz, has called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar on Friday.

During the meeting, PM Oli thanked US President Donald Trump through the US Ambassador for sending the congratulatory message on his appointment as the Prime Minister.

The PM also praised the US assistance to Nepal in different sectors for long.

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Likewise, PM Oli urged the US Ambassador to immediately launch the investment of 630 million US dollars for the strengthening of Nepal’s energy and transport sectors by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project.

During the meeting, Teplitz urged PM Oli for policy-level reforms, good governance and structural changes in Nepal.

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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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