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Lightning strike damages 8 houses in Parbat

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PARBAT — Lightning strike damaged eight houses at Bachchha of Bihadi Rural Municipality-1 in Parbat district last night. A six-month-old child was also hurt in the incident.

The child sustaining injuries in the incident is Chitra Bahadur Nepali, the son of Chola Nepali. He is being treated at the local health post.

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The thunderbolt that struck amid rainfall on Sunday night caused damage to the eight houses at Ukala.

A buffalo was killed when the cowshed of local Dambar BK collapsed in the incident. It is raining in Parbat and surrounding areas since last night.

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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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