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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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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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