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Preparations completed for Grade XI, XII examinations

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BHAKTAPUR — The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), Sanothimi, has completed all necessary preparations for conducting Grade 11 and 12 examinations.

The Grade 12 examinations will start on May 2 while Grade 11 exams will start on May 15.

At a press conference held on Friday, HSEB Examination Controller, Santosh Aryal, said that 346,427 students are taking exams in Grade 12 and 369,426 students in Grade 11.

Of the total number, Manang district has the least number of students appearing for the exams with 200 students while Kathmandu is expected to see the highest turnout with 114,322 students. A total of 921 examinations’ centres have been designated across the country, Aryal informed.

HSEB Vice Chairman, Dr Chaitanya Sharma, said that 31 monitoring teams will be formed to carryout inspections during the exams.

Sharma added that the teams will not only inspect the exams, but also the general situation of the schools hosting the exams.

The exams will take place from 7 am to 10 am, Sharma said, adding that arrangements were put in place for facilitating the differently-abled students as well as those in prison and child rehabilitation centres to appear in the exams.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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