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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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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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