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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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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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