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Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis changes its name

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POKHARA — The Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City has officially dropped ‘Lekhnath’ from its name. A notice informing the removal of Lekhnath was published through the gazette on Monday.

With this, the name of the metropolis has changed into Pokhara only.

Secretary at Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Dinesh Thapaliya informed that the change in the name of metropolis was made as per the clause 4(3) of Local Government Operation Act-2074 BS.

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The provision of the Act has allowed the two-third majority of the municipal assembly to send proposal for changing name or centre of the rural municipality and municipality to federal government through the province government.

It may be noted that the municipal assembly held on June 26 had unanimously decided to drop ‘Lekhnath’ from the name of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis.

With the recommendation of the province government, the federal government had taken the decision to that effect on August 8.

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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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