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‘Wider participation must for eradication of illiteracy’

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BARDIBAS—Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said the government’s lone efforts would not be enough in eliminating illiteracy from the country.

At a meeting with CPN leaders and cadres at Gauridanda in Bardibas municipality-3 today, he called for all sections of the society to get involved in uprooting social anomalies.

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He said the endorsement of the Education Bill should be taken as an achievement. Cooperation from all tiers of governments, political parties, social sector and general public can only wipe out illiteracy from the country, he further said.

“All 15 bills related to the implementation of fundamental rights have been endorsed from the parliament and also got authenticated as stipulated by the Constitution. This is a great achievement made during the period the new government is in effect”, he added.

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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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