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Narayangadh-Muglin road caves in

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section caved in near Gaighat in Chitwan on Wednesday forcing one-way vehicular movement along the road secrion.

According to Information Officer of Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Engineer Shiva Khanal, the 30-metre long and seven-metre wide road surface, located at a distance of 17 kilometres from Chitwan, that started caving in on Tuesday has fallen in one metre deep this morning.

The road section has collapsed up to the middle part, including two-metre unpaved road, opposite of hillside, he said. A huge landslide occurred in the area on Tuesday evening, resulting in the cave-in.

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He said that a team of technicians has been called from Kathmandu to find out the cause of the cave-in.

The other half of the road along which one-way vehicular movement has been operated is also under the risk of caving in.

It is assumed that the cave-in may have occurred due to damage in the soil and rock anchoring, which was placed there in 2003.

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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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