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Talks between MoE, student unions end inconclusive

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KATHMANDU — The meeting between the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the 13 different student unions regarding consultations on monitoring of the fees charged by the private schools ended inconclusively.

The meeting failed to reach a conclusion after the ministry couldn’t fulfill the unions’ demands. The student unions are calling for fulfillment of the 10-point agreement that the ministry signed with them last year.

Spokesman of the Nepal Students Union, one of the constituents of the alliance of 13 student unions, UP Lamichhane said that the meeting ended without any decision as their demands went unheeded.

“We asked the ministry to carry out monitoring of the fees increased by the private schools while demanding the implementation of the 10-point agreement. However, the ministry officials said that monitoring was not immediately possible and it could be done after some days with the formation of a mechanism for that purpose, which we did not agree to,” Lamichhane said.

The Ministry of Education had urged the student unions to stop their monitoring forthwith.

Education Ministry Spokesman, Dr Hari Lamsal said talks would be held with the student unions again tomorrow and a monitoring committee including the student union representatives would be formed.

The student unions have continued their monitoring of the fees charged by the private schools today also after the talks with the Ministry failed.

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Bouddha registers nine rape cases in four months

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KATHMANDU— A total of nine cases of rape were registered in four months at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha.
The rape cases were registered from mid-July to mid-November 2018.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha, Narendra Chand shared that the police registered cases against 15 people on the charge of their involvement in rape cases.

An eight-year-old girl to a 67-year-old woman, among others, have filed cases against rape.

Police had arrested and filed case against seven persons on the charge of raping a 12-year girl in a room on the premises of Cricket Ground in Mulpani on November 7.

However, an accused is still at large. The arrested are Bikhasu Tharu, 28, Naresh Kushma, 21, Rajkumar Tharu, 22, Rabin Itani, 21, Rajesh Tharu, 16, Hari Kumal, 19, and Dilliram Tharu, 34.

Likewise, police had arrested Rakesh Shrestha, 40, of Kathmandu Gokarneswor Municipality-6 for raping 8 and 9 years girls on July 26.

According to the data provided by Bouddha police, Hari Timilsina, 49, of Shankharapur Municipality was arrested for raping a 15-year girl and a case was filed against him.

Similarly, a case was registered against Dal Bahadur Shahi, 47, of Shankharapur Municipality on charge of raping a 63-year-old woman.

35-year old Shanbhu Giri of Silugadhi of India was held for raping an 11-year old girl from Kavre.

Among other arrested on the rape charge are Dawa Tamang, 24 of Solukhumbu Dudhkunda Municiplaity-6, Rajan Mandal, 22, of Biratnagar, Madan Pariyar, 39, of Jhapa Gauradaha and Kabi Shrestha, 31, of Dolakha Bhimeswor Municiplaity-8.

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