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Bird flu suspected in Koshi Rural Municipality

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INARUWA — As many as 400 chicks in a poultry farm in Koshi Rural Municipality-6 in Sunsari district. The chicks in the poultry farm of local resident Upendra Yadav died on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, according to Pappu Pathak, a technician working in the area.

Yadav had purchased the chicks from Basu Shrestha of Madhuban that the latter brought from Kailashpati Hatchery in Chitwan.

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After the death of the large number of chicks, the local residents and livestock technicians have suspected the bird flu in the dead chicks.

Yadav had bought each chick for Rs 45 and the chicks died within 12 hours, leaving doubts on the bird flu outbreak.

Technician Pathak said that the District Livestock Service Office has been urged to conduct the tests of the dead chicks to confirm whether the chicks died of bird flu.

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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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