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One foreign national killed, 8 injured in jeep accident

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UDAYAPUR — A foreign tourist was killed and eight Nepalis were injured in a jeep accident at Ghurmi in Udayapur district on Monday.

The nationality of the tourist is yet to be acertained, according to Ghurmi Traffic Police In-charge, Ram Kumar Shah.

Two of the injured are in critical condition and preparations are being made to send them to Kathmandu for further treatment, shared In-charge Shah.

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The incident took place when the jeep (Na 2 Ja 7969) travelling to Okhaldhunga from Kathmandu fell some 100 metres off the road near Ghurmi Bazaar at Katari Municipality-14 in the district, according to the District Police Office, Udayapur.

Further investigation into the case is underway, police informed.

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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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