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TU resumes Bachelor classes in agriculture in Chitwan

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CHITWAN — The Tribhuvan University (TU) is resuming classes in agriculture science after seven years in Chitwan. The classes under the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science have remained closed here for the past seven years following the government decision to provide land occupied by the Rampur Campus to the Agriculture and Forestry University.

The TU has announced for applications for Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Khairhani of eastern Chitwan for this year.

According to TU vice chancellor Prof Dr Tirtha Khaniya, the decision to resume the Bachelor degree’s classes in agriculture science

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follows the demand of Chitwan people for so. Classes will be held at a building adjoining to the Kharihani Secondary School temporarily and the campus will be shifted to Chainpur of Khairhani Municipality-4.

Earlier, the government decided to provide 354 bigha of land at Chainpur for the TU to re-establish the agriculture college and allocate required budget towards that end.

As stated by Dean of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), TU, Keshab Adhikari they have got two bigha of land from the Khairhani Municipality to operate practical classes.

Other lab-related practical classes will be held at the Bharatpur-based Nepal Polytechnic Institute. There are 50 seats for the programme this year.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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