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Deuba picks Nidhi as NC Vice-Prez, Khadka Gen Secy

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba appointed three office bearers on Friday.

Deuba appointed leader Bimalendra Nidhi as party Vice-President, Purna Bahadur Khadka as General Secretary and Prakash Sharan Mahat as the Joint General Secretary during the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting held at party office, Sanepa, Lalitpur.

All three newly elected officials of the party had suffered defeats in federal parliament elections held on November and December of 2017. Nidhi had vied in the election from Dhanusa Constituency-1, Khadka from Surkhet-1 and Mahat from Kathmandu 5.

Elected Central Working Committee members were only present in the meeting held to appoint office bearers to the key positions of the party.

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President Deuba was supposed to nominate the names for these posts with in two months from general convention, however, it took 26 months post the convention of the party for the appointment of the aforementioned officer bearers.

Meanwhile, NC senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel faction boycotted the meeting accusing Deuba of making decision against the agreement and provision of the statute.

The Paudel faction has been arguing that the appointment should not take place until the suspension of certain provisions of the party statute.

Former General Secretary Prakash Man Singh and leader Mahesh Acharya also boycotted the meeting saying that the appointment was made against the agreement and provision of the statute.

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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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