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Vice President Pun returns home

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KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has returned home today after wrapping up six-day official visit to China.

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa welcomed Vice-President Pun at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

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On the occasion, a contingent of the Nepal Army presented a guard of honour. Similarly, high-ranking officials of the government and chiefs of security bodies were also present at TIA to welcome VP Pun.

The Vice President had participated in the ’17th Western China International Fair’ and an event related to ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ during the China visit.

Likewise, VP Pun paid courtesy call on Vice-Premier of China, Secretary of Sichuan province of Communist Party of China and government representatives during the visit.

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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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