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Dress code compulsory for school bus driver and helper in Kathmandu Valley from Nov 17

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KATHMANDU — A dress code has been imposed on drivers and assistant operating school buses in the Kathmandu Valley.

A meeting between various organizations including the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (PABSON), National Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (NPABSON), Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal (HISSAN) and Parent’s Association held on Wednesday took a decision.

The rule will come into effect from November 17.

As per the dress code, the bus driver and helper should wear deep blue uniforms while on duty, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Bipin Gautam, adding that in case of violating the rule, one will be subject to action.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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