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Case filed against ‘violation’ of standard in reconstruction of Ranipokhari

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KATHMANDU — A case has been filed against government employees, citing violation of norms in the reconstruction of the Ranipokhari, the historic pond situating at the heart of Kathmandu.

People who claimed themselves as working for the conservation of heritage sites moved the Metropolitan Police Office, Teku, demanding a probe into the matter and action against founding violating the standard.

Senior Engineer at the Department of Archaeology, Sampat Ghimire, Director at Urban Infrastructure Development Department at the Kathamandu Metropolitan City Office,Uttar Kumar Regmi and contractor Arjun Kandel have been named as defendants in the ase filed as per the Clause 3 (1) of the Government Cases Act, Nepal-1992,exercising the right ensured by the Article 32 of the Nepal’s constitution, said one Monalisa Maharjan who prefers to her herself as heritage lover.

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The 400-year-old artificial pond was built by the then king of Malla dynasty, Pratap Malla, to console his queen aggrieved by the death of her son, was badly damaged by the 2015 April Earthquake.

Presently, the reconstruction works have been halted due to internal disputes. Authorities concerned have been accused of ignoring the originality and sensitivity of this historic site and using concrete materials in the rebuild works.

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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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