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Arrest warrant issued against Sumit Rauniyar, the chairman of Pappu construction

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KATHMANDU—The Rautahat District Police office issued an arrest warrant against Sumit Rauniyar, the chairman of Pappu Construction and the son of lawmaker and company owner Hari Narayan Rauniyar, holding the company responsible for a boat tragedy last month.

Five people were killed in Rautahat’s tikuliyaghat village, when a boat carrying 29 people across the Lalbakaiya River capsized after hitting the pillar of under Construction Bridge On August 25.

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The Pappu Construction had been given the contract four years ago with a completion deadline of July 2017, but it has not completed yet.

The arrest warrant was issued after the families of victims in the boat accident filed a complaint, arguing that the Pappu Construction didn’t complete the contract on time.

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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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