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1 killed, 9 injured in Chitwan jeep accident

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RATNAGARR — A person died and nine other sustained injuries after the Sumo jeep they were travelling on met with an accident in Rapti Municipality-2 along the East-west Highway of Chitwan district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as passenger Goma Ballav (21) of Basamadi in Makawanpur district, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prabhu Prasad Dhakal at District Police Office, Chitwan.

The injured have been identified as jeep driver Rabindra Syangtang of Hetauda, Bijaya Gole (19), Padma Gole (21), Srijana Gole (20) Pramila Gole (20), Imas Syangtang (11), Dibika Maya Thing (25) all residents of Bhimphedi, Bina Lama (24) of Basamadi, Shova Lama (22) of Thaha Municipality-4 in Makawanpur district.

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According to police, the incident occurred when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 3609) en route from Nawalpur to Hetauda lost its control and overturned beside the road in Gadauli yesterday, killing one and injuring nine.

The injured have been undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur-based College of Medical Sciences.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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