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UML lawmaker Tumbahamphe elected Deputy Speaker

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KATHMANDU — CPN-UML lawmaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has been elected to the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday.

Backed by left-alliance-backed, Tumbahamphe defeated her one and only closest rival from main opposition Nepali Congress Pushpa Bhusal by 143 votes.

Tumbahamphe secured by 201 votes wile Bhusal trailed behind with 58 Votes. As many as 259 lawmakers were present in the voting.

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CPN (Maoist Center)’s Dev Gurung had proposed Tumbahamphe’s candidacy and UML’s Rabindra Adhikari seconded it. Likewise, Bhusal’s candidacy had been proposed by Dila Sangroula and been seconded by Debendra Raj Kandel.

Hailed from Morang district while Bhusal is from Arghakhanchi, Tumbahamphe holds a Ph.D. in political movement of women in Nepal from Tribhuvan University.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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