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Curfew released for five hours in Kanchanpur

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KANCHANPUR — The curfew enforced in Kanchanpur since Friday night has been released for five hours this morning. The curfew has been removed from 5:00 am to 10 am today.

The curfew will continue to remain in effect after ten o’clock, reads a statement issued by the District Administration Office, Kanchanpur.

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The curfew had been imposed for an indefinite period from 8:00 pm on Friday as the demonstration held demanding action against those involved in the rape and murder of Nimala Panta of Kholti in Bhimdutta municipality-2 turned violent, leading to one person’s death and injury to many in the clash between police and the demonstrators.

Locals are now busy buying daily essentials as well as goods to celebrate the Hindu festival of Rakshya Bandhan.

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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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