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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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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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