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4 killed in Chitwan bus-truck collision

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CHITWAN — At least four people breathed their last and other 17 injured in a road crash that occurred at Ratnanagar municipality last night.

The accident took place when a Narayangadh-bound loaded truck (Na 5 Kha 5941) from east and a commuter bus (Na 5 Kha 1749) belonging to Makalu Transport en route to Kakadbhitta from Kathmandu collided with each other.

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Deputy Superintendant of Police Prabhu Prasad Dhakal informed that truck driver Mohan Ghising, 34, and co-driver Buddhiman Lama, 30, of Chapur, Rautahat and bus passenger dio, Bishnu Prasad Thapa, 48, of Thankot, Kathmandu and Tara Baral, 42, of Khumjing municipality-1 died in the mishap that took place at Bhanuchowk of Ratnanagar municipality-10 along the East-West Highway.

All the four died in course of the treatment. Among the injured, 13 are being treated in the old Medical College and four in Chitwan Medical College in Bharatpur.

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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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