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Ward chair sentenced to 37 years in prison on women trafficking case

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NUWAKOT — A district court has convicted a local level representative here in the women trafficking case and handed a 37-year jail sentence on Wednesday. The convict is Sun Bahadur Tamang, ward chair of Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality-1.

Tamang along with two other were announced guilty in a case by the Nuwakot District Court on Wednesday by the bench headed by District Judge Lokjung Shah.

He was slapped 37 years and six months in prison and a fine of 250,000. Other convicted in the case are Shukman Lama (32 years, three months and 23 days and fine of Rs 250,000) and Tikaram Tamang (30 years and a fine of Rs 250,000), according to court registrar Mahiman Singh Bista.

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A group of survivors of women trafficking who returned from India on November 4, 2015 with the support from a social organisation, filed a case under the prevention and control of human trafficking and smuggling Act.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police some months ago filed another case of same nature against Sun Bahadur Tamang at the Kathmandu District Court, but he was released on bail of Rs 500,000.

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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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