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2 student killed, 17 hurt as wall collapses in Lalitpur

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LALITPUR — At least two students lost their life and 17 others were injured after their classroom  wall at Pushpanjali Boarding School in Taukhel of Lalitpur, collapsed due to heavy rainfall on Friday.

The deceased students have been identified as Kripa Rai and Anima Magar of grade three. One of the victims died on the spot while another was announced dead at the Gwark0-based B&B Hospital, according to the Metropolitan Police Range.

Of the injured, 5 are undergoing treatment at Patan Hospital and 12 at B&B Hospital.

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Nepal ranked 122nd among 180 countries in 2017 corruption perceptions index

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has moved nine position up to rank 122nd in an annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt published by graft watchdog Transparency International.

The country attained a score of 31 in TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. Nepal was ranked 131th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2016.

Countries that took the top positions in the latest index, which ranked 180 countries, include New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland.

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South African country Somalia ,with 9 score, is the most corrupted countries among 180 countries.

Among South Asian countries, Bhutan is the least corrupt countries where as Afghanistan is the most corrupt countries. India ranked in 85 , Bhutan ranked in 29th, Sri Lanka in 97,Maldives 118th, Pakistan in 123 and Bangladesh ranked in 146 position.

TI, in its index, measures countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The 2017 index is based on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of business people.

Countries are then scored on a scale of zero, for highly corrupt, to 100, for very clean.

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