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House endorses Open University Bill

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KATHMANDU — The Parliament has endorsed the Nepal Open University Bill with majority on Thursday.

After Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel answered queries put forth by lawmakers of various parties over the Bill, majority of the members of the legislative body had voted for the Bill while it was presented for the decision by the Speaker.

Minister Pokharel had argued that the Open University would help the students otherwise unable to attend classes regularly get university degrees. The Bill would let everyone get access to formal education, he added.

It has already been around a decade that Nepal has been discussing possibility of opening an open university.

Lawmakers Ganesh Man Pun, Kamal Prasad Pangeni, Ramhari Subedi, Banshidhar Mishra, Janak Raj Joshi, Nisha Kumari Sah and Prem Suwal among others had aired their views over the Bill during the discussion today.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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