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LAHAN — Teachers of the Pashupati Higher Secondary School, Lahan have padlocked their school for not being paid for a long time.

The teachers pad locked the administration room and the office of the Head Teacher of the school for not being paid as festivals knock on the door.

“We were forced to shut down the school as we have not been paid even though we have been running classes regularly,” said one of the teachers Ram Kumar Shah.

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The padlocking as well as halting teaching and learning activities will continue until the teachers are paid.

As a result more than 1,000 students have been affected.

Meanwhile, Head Teacher of the School Prameswar Raya said the teachers have not been paid because the Lahan municipality has not released funds even though all due procedures were completed.

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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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