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NEB fixes exam centres for 10+2 board

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BHAKTAPUR — The National Examinations Board (NEB) has fixed the exam centres for the Grade XI and XII examinations.

The grade XII board exams would be held from April 27 to May 13, while the exams for grade XI will commence from May 14.

NEB spokesperson and Deputy Exam Controller Jayanti Satyal said that they have fixed 1,049 exam centres throughout the country for the examinations.

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The Board had fixed 992 exam centres last year but has added 57 exam centres this year. More than 900,000 students will be appearing in this board exam across the country.

Meanwhile, NEB has started printing the question papers for the same.

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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