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Landslide obstructs Kathmandu-Hetauda road

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HETAUDA — Kathmandu-Hetauda road under the Madan Bhandari Highway has been disrupted by a landslide triggered by a rain last night at Manebhanjgyan and Sukaura dam of Sisneri.

Passenger buses and other vehicles heading to Hetauda from Kathmandu have been stuck midway, stranding hundreds of passengers.

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A team of technicians along with a dozer has been sent to the affected site to clear debris, and the road would be cleared till today noon, said Chief District Officer Chakra Bahadur Buda.

Likewise, one-way traffic has been allowed following clearance of Hetauda-Kathmandu road under the Tribhuvan Highway that was obstructed by a landslide caused by a rain last night at Mahavir and Satghumti.

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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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