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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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Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on metre reading.

The traffic police will make monitoring extensive following an outpouring of grievances against the taxicabs from the commuters.

MTPD’s Joint Spokesperson Mukunda Marasini said the authorities have been taking action against 50 to 70 taxis on a daily basis for not complying with the rule to follow metre reading when charging fare.

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“Earlier, around 15 to 20 taxis fell under the action, but now our action has intensified,” he said urging the commuters to dial 103 to inform against any cabbies unwilling to travel on metre reading.

The MTPD has been charging fine ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 to cabbies violating the rule. Spokesperson Marasini added that 30 police officers have been deployed in the streets of Kathmandu to monitor the taxis.

Around 4,000 taxis have already faced legal charges at the hands of MTPD in the ongoing fiscal year for non-compliance.

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