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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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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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