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SLC examinations start today

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KATHMANDU – This year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations are beginning on Thursday across the country.

Of the total examinees, 452,881(227,535 girls and 225,346 boys) are from the regular category, while 159,417 examinees (97,036 girls and 62,381 boys) are from the exempted category, according to the Office of the Controller of the Examinations.

Correspondingly, a total of 3,255 examinees (1,273 girls and 1,982 boys) are appearing in the SLC examinations under the technical and vocation stream.

There will be a total of 72,893 officials, including 1,943 superintendents, 2,978 assistant superintendents, 25,556 invigilators, 13,274 office assistants and 29,145 security personnel to monitor the examinations across the country.

Likewise all centers will have a superintendent apart from an assistant superintendent for every 150 examinees, one invigilator for every 20 examinees and an office assistant for every 50 examinees.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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