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2 killed in Pharping bus accident

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KATHMANDU — Two people were killed and more than 25 people were injured in a bus accident in Pharping of Dakshinkali Municipality-4 on Thursday morning.

The bus, Ba 1 Kha 9999, was heading to Kathmandu from Pharping when the accident took place.

The deceased have been identified as 42 year-old Manju Basnet of Dakshinkali Municipality-5 and 25-year-old Sunil Shrestha of ward no five. Accordig to police, the two died while they were being taken to Vayodha Hospital.

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Accoring to Police Constable Shree Maya Tamang of Area Police Office, Pharping, among the injured in the incident, 14 are receiving treatment at Pharping-based Manamoham Hospital while the remaining others have been referred to Vayodha Hospital, Balkhu.

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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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