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KATHMANDU — The election to the post of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is being held today.

Voting to elect the President is taking place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the voting centre on the premises of Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari and former lawmaker Kumari Laxmi Rai are vying for the post of the President.

 

An electoral college comprised of members of the federal parliaments and province assembly members would cast vote to elect the President.

Spokesperson of the Election Commission Nabaraj Dhakal said that a total of 880 voters would cast vote in the presidential election.

As per the Constitution of Nepal, the term of the President shall be five years.

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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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