KATHMANDU–The Nepal Teachers Federation has called off its pre-announced agitation programmes following the convening of talks with the government.
The Federation has put off ‘Let Us Go Kathmandu’ programme set for December 7 ater the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology assured them of holding talks to address demands on presence of the representatives of Ministries of Law, Finance, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
Earlier on November 30, the Federation had obstructed the day-to-day curricular operation of the community schools and staged a demonstration in Kathmandu.
The Federation has been on agitation for the past six months putting forth several demands, including amendment to constitution on returning school education rights from local level, implementation of past agreements made with the teachers and adequate allocation of budget for free and compulsory education.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.