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Untimely snowfall in Mustang

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MUSTANG — Untimely snowfall is taking place since Wednesday evening in Upper Mustang. This is the first experience for many to see snowfall during mid-May, according to the local elders.

Snowfall began in the night followed by the heavy rainfall in the evening, with the Muktichettra, Dalome and Lomantang rural municipalities affected by it.

Snow as high as half a feet has accumulated and snowfall continued as of its morning, according to Amit Tulachan from Chasang. The rain and snowfall is likely to impact the ongoing works in the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road and affected public transportation linking Jomsom to Upper Mustang.

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Farmers are also worried that off-season snowfall would have adverse impact on their apple farms and other crops.

Meanwhile, the Muktinath temple premise is also covered in snow. However, it will not impact preparations for the visit of the Indian Prime Minister, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police of Mustang Ramhari Pandey. The preparations have reached the final stage.

Efforts are also underway to clear public transportation along the Beni-Jomsom road that has been obstructed in various locations as a result of the rain and snowfall.

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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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