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District court slaps man to 3 year in jail for marital rape in Taplejung

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TAPLEJUNG — Taplejung District Court has slapped 3 year in prison and Rs 50,000 fine to a man for marital rape on Wednesday.

A single bench of Judge Kripasur Karki issued the verdict on a case that was registered at the police on July 19, 2014 and was subjudice at the court since September 15, 2014 after the accused absconded following the complaint.

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The case was reopened on February 9, 2018 two years after the first hearing was scheduled.

The victim, in her complaint, had stated that her husband, a resident of Fuling Municipality, married another woman and fled and after sometime when the husband returned back home, he raped her.

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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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