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President Bhandari registers her candidacy for election of president

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has registered her candidacy for the presidential election scheduled to he held on coming March 13.

The President’s nomination filed today was proposed by lawmakers Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bhim Bahadur Rawal, Subas Nembang, Ishwor Pokhrel and Onsari Gharti while lawmakers Ram Bahadur Thapa, Bishnu Prasad Poudel, Gokarnaraj Bista, Bhanubhakta Dhakal and Rabindra Adhikari backed it.

President Bhandari herself visited the Office of Election Officer set up on the premises of New Baneswhor-based Federal Parliament Building to register the candidacy.

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It may be noted that the CPN (UML) Tuesday decided to field incumbent President as the candidate for the post of President on behalf of the party.

The election of the president is taking place on March 13 in connection with the implementation of the Constitution of Nepal after the election to the House of Representatives and the National Assembly.

Today, Wednesday has been set for registering candidacy(ies) in view of the presidential election.

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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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