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14 injured in Baitadi road mishap

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BAITADI — At least 14 people were injured when a bus (Na 5 Kha 4116) en route to Mahendranagar from Ganna of Baitadi met with an accident at Anarkholi along Dasharath highway in Baitadi district this morning.

The injured are Lokendra Thapa, 35, Sunita Airi, 22, Adarsha Dhami, 8 and pashupati Airi, 16, of Bedkot municipality-4 of Kanchanpur, Sher Singh Dhami, 28, Rupesh Dhami, 5, Bagmati Dhami, 22, Rijan Dhami, Hemanti Dhami, 10, Bibek Dhami, 8 and Nitesh Dhami, 5, of Apihimal rural municipality-5 of Darchula.

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Similarly, Basanta Bohara, 19, of Dasharathchanda municipality-2, Ramesh Khatri, 22, of Shaiyashikhar municipality-7 and Dankure Mahara, 55, of Darchuila, currently living in Kailali, were also injured in the incident.

Of the injured, condition of bus driver, Lokendra Thapa, is critical, according to the District Police Office, Baitadi.

The accident took place when the bus parked on the roadside after it malfunctioned slipped back all of a sudden.

As the bus fell on the previous turn of the road below, it has blocked traffic along the highway. All the injured are receiving treatment at Far-Western Sub Regional Hospital, Dadeldhura.

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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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