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NA soldier shot in South Sudan

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KATHMANDU — A Nepal Army soldier deputed in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in South Sudan was shot at by the People’s Liberation Army near the town of Yei in Central Equatoria.

The identity of the injured has not been disclosed by the NA.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning while the NA squad was on the way back to its operations base camp after transporting water to Yei.

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The injured soldier who works with the fourth troupe of Siddhi Baks Battalion deputed there is being treated at a hospital based in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. He is said to be out of a life threatening condition, the NA Directorate of Public Relations said.

The NA has been contributing to the UN peacekeeping missions since in 1958.

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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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