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- Post Report, Kanchanpur

Nov 15, 2015-

APF man on duty assaulted

KANCHANPUR: An unidentified man assaulted an Armed Police Force assistant head constable on duty at Gaddachauki area in the district on Saturday. APF Assistant Head Constable Kisan Ram Luhar was attacked with khukuri while patrolling the area, police said. Injured Luhar is receiving treatment at Kohalpur Medical College. Police are yet to arrest the assailant. (PR)

Two killed in road accident

CHITWAN: Two people were killed and one injured after being hit by a car along the East-West Highway in Ratnagar in the district on Friday evening. According to police, deceased have been identified as Asim Poudel,17, and Jasmina Upreti, 20, of Rapti municipality, police said. Januka Koirala,32, of the same locality was seriously injured in the accident. (RSS)

Ban expresses concern over blockade

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President and former prime minister Sushil Koirala met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday. During the meeting, Ban said the unofficial blockade imposed by India on Nepal had breached the landlocked country’s right to free transit. He said he was concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Nepal resulting from the obstruction. Dinesh Bhattarai, Koirala’s former adviser on foreign affairs who attended the meeting, said Ban congratulated the NC chief on the successful drafting of the constitution under his premiership. Bhattarai said Ban was saddened by the blockade especially at a time when Nepal is trying to rise from the devastating earthquake. “I am really sad that India, which was first to respond after the earthquake, imposed the blockade,” Bhattarai quoted the secretary general as telling the former PM. Koirala stressed that the United States should help Nepal resolve the current crisis. Ban also enquired with Koirala about his health. Koirala is in New York for a follow-up on his cancer treatment. (PR)  

Civil society reps meet Dahal

KATHMANDU: Civil society representatives have started meeting political leaders to pressure them to resolve current crisis facing triggered by India’s unofficial blockade and to address the ongoing Tarai agitations through talks and address their genuine demands. As part of their programme, civil society representatives met UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday. (PR)

Published: 15-11-2015 08:39

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