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PABSON threatens to protest against new educational law

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KATHMANDU—Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) threatens the government to stringent protest from October 18 if their demand is not fulfilled to amend the recently endorsed Compulsory and fees Education Act.

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The recently endorsed bill contained a provision for private schools to provide scholarship up to 10 to 15 percent.  The bill also includes a tax of 25 percent on private school incomes, according to PABSON.

According to the new provision schools are to provide 10 percent scholarship with 500 students, 12 percent scholarship up to 800 students and 15 percent scholarship over 800 students.

If the demands are not fulfilled by October 17, PABSON warns to stage stringent protests nationwide.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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