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HSEB directs schools to take new enrollment in Grade XI by July 30

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BHAKTAPUR — The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has directed higher secondary schools to complete the new enrollment of students in Grade 11 by July 30 and start the classes on July 31 across the country.

The HSEB also directed the schools to take the admission on the basis of grades students got in the School Leaving Certificate examinations, apart from the directions for holding examinations of grades 11 by the Nepali month of Baisakh-end of 2074 BS (mid-May, 2017) and grades 12 by the second week of Baisakh (April-end, 2017).

Likewise, the result of class 11 should be publicized by the Nepali month of Kartik-end while the result of class 12 should be made public by the Nepali month of Shrawan-end, according to the directives.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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