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CTEVT changes admission standards

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BHAKTAPUR — The meeting of the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) National Examination Board today has changed the criteria for the enrolment of the students in the vocational subjects of the diploma course.

With the changed standards, students securing D+ in English, Maths and Science in SLC examination also can get enrollment in the field, said member secretary at the CTEVT, Ramhari Lamichhane.

He added that only the students securing C grade could get admission in the field before this decision. Lamichhane further said that the meeting also decided that the students securing D+ in English and C in Science and Maths can get enrollment in health subjects.

Similarly, students securing C+ in either any two of Maths, English and science or D in any one can get admission in Agriculture and Forestry while D+ in Maths, English and Science will meet the criteria for the enrollment in Hotel Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Social Work.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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