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All 6 missing bodies recovered of boat capsize

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KATHMANDU—Bodies of all six missing victims of Begnas boat capsize were recovered on Sunday, taking the death toll in Saturday’s tragic incident to eight. The bodies were taken to Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences and Western Regional Hospital.

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The tragic incident occurred when the victims were sailing towards the house of Kamal Raj Kandel who had organized a Dar programme, a feast enjoyed by Hindu women during the Teej festivals. Kandel, who was supposedly following the capsized vessel on a separate boat, collapsed while trying to rescue the victims. He is receiving treatment at Charak Memorial Hospital.

 

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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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