Minister not happy with education in the country

Gajuri (Dhading): Education Minister Dinanath Sharma has expressed his concerns over the 'deteriorating quality' of education in the country. Inaugurating the newly constructed seven-room building of Chandrodaya Multiple Campus based in Benighat VDC in Dhading district,  Minister Sharma said that many people in the country were unemployed despite acquire academic degrees. "The existing weak education policy is responsible for an increasing problem of unemployment in the country", said the Education Minister, stressing the need of changing such policy as per the demand of time. Though billions of rupees was being spent in the education sector by the government, non-government and international sectors, academic institutions in..

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Biker collides with tractor

Bargachhi: One person died and two were injured when a motorcycle was hit by a tractor last night at the Postal Highway at Jamungachhi of Katahari -7 in Morang district. A tractor with the Registration No. Ko 1 Ta 4465 heading for east had hit the motorcycle Me 1 Pa 2246 with three on board. Ram Briksha Yadav, 30, from Katahari -7 who was driving the motorcycle, died while undergoing treatment, whereas pillion riders Ram Balak Yadav, 20, and Sandip Yadav, 23, have been receiving treatment. Rambalak and Sandip have been shifted to Nobel Hospital from Koshi Zonal Hospital where all three were taken. Police has taken driver of the tractor Barun Kumar Jha of Dadarbairiya -8 into custody...

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‘Statute impossible without state restructuration’

Damak: Minister for Federal Affairs and Culture Gopal Kiranti has said constitution would not be promulgated without state restructuring.  Minister Kiranti has said this at a time when concepts have been floated by some parties that constitution would be promulgated by pending the state restructuring issue. A constitution without the state restructuring will not honor the people's spirit, he said, and added that restructuring could be a continual process. Speaking at a press meet organized by the Revolutionary Journalists Association in Damak of Jhapa this morning, Kiranti pointed out the need to reconsider the ethnic policies of Maoists from that of the 2051 BS. He also recalled that Maoists had brought a policy to address..

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NC led consensus government soon: Koirala

Biratnagar: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala has claimed that the national consensus government will be formed under NC's leadership in the first week of coming Chaitra. At a press meet organized here today by Nepal Press Union, Morang, leader Koirala further claimed the NC-led government will promulgate the new constitution. The Maoist ex-combatants and their weapons should be managed first, he said, adding that the integration of armies will be undertaken at par with the Nepal Army's criteria and no compromise will be made to this effect. 'No agreement will take place with the Maoists and the previous seven-point is the final one. The NC is sticking to carry out works as per the seven-point accord', Koirala added. The NC..

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Deuba extends Holi wishes

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress (NC|) senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has wished all Nepali brothers and sisters in home and abroad for their peace, prosperity and happiness on the happy occasion of Fagupoornima (Holi), celebrated every year with the onset of spring season. Former Prime Minister Deuba appealed to one and all to celebrate the festival in a decent manner as it is the time-honored event marked with fanfare. He urged all not to rampantly throw balloons and cause hurt to people in the name of festival. May the day of victory of righteousness over evils encourage all of us, leader Deuba expressed confidence through a press release...

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Disqualified combatants call of band in east

Bhadrapur, March 7: Vehicular movement has come back to smooth operation from this morning after disgruntled ex-fighters of the UCPN (Maoist) on Tuesday put off shutdown enforced since last Sunday.  Agitating ex-fighters had resorted to enforce shutdown for an indefinite period to pile pressure on the government to address their demands, which includes removal of tag of 'disqualified', providing economic package by government, among others...

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Paddy species rapidly disappearing

Rajbiraj (Sagarmatha): Tasty and odorous rice that is generally served in honor of guests in Terai region on the special occasions has witnessed gradual disappearance. Various species of special paddy such as Basmati, Chananchur, Kariyakamat, Najir and Kanakjira, which is mostly used in feasts and festivals in Terai have been on the brink of disappearance. Both landlords and small farmers used to cultivate these special species of paddy to serve warm hospitality to guests in Terai region – which deemed to be the storehouse of grains – till a decade ago. With the rise in the import of packed rice from foreign countries, farmers do not tend to produce old species rice in Terai, said Sharaqd Chanda Jha, a local of Madhawapur-2,..

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Dialogue has been providing impetus to conclude both processes: Russian Ambassador

Kathmandu: Russian ambassador to Nepal Dr. Sergey Vasilievich Velichkin has pointed out that ongoing close and public dialogue between principal forces in Nepal have been taking the ongoing peace and constitution writing processes in Nepal. Ambassador Velichkin said that both process were gradually gaining momentum due to a corresponding momentum in inter-party dialogue between lead political parties while speaking in an interview given to President of Reporters Club Nepal on Tuesday. " Due to the momentum gained in close talks, those in public and in private, among principal political forces, both processes are gaining momentum," said the ambassador while ruling out the possibility of finding alternative to the present political..

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Here is this party trying to show its missing strength २१ फाल्गुन २०६८, आईतवार १८:४२

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML has called the first meeting of its National Representatives' Council in the capital starting Sunday ignoring the greater need to guide the peace process. The jamboree has been called as a show of strength as the final culmination of a three-month long national party strengthening and mobilisation campaign. The meeting of the NRC, which is the second most powerful body after the General Convention, is meant to test the internal strength, challenges and future course, including its stand on peace and constitution. Party chief and former prime minister Jhala Nath Khanal said "it will create pressure on other political parties for the attainment of peace and constitution." "It will create public..

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Here is ceremonial president sending out appeal ३ फाल्गुन २०६८, बुधबार १४:२३

KATHMANDU: Ceremonial President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has appealed the top guns of the major three parties to create an environment to draft statute within May 28 deadline. The appeal goes out to Congress, CPN-Maoist and CPN.UML which have been told to focus on peace process and statute drafting by utilizing the limited time during the meeting with the top brass at Shital Niwas on Wednesday morning. Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, NC President Sushil Koirala and UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal were present at the meeting. During the meeting, the leaders informed the president that they are committed to move ahead forging consensus, Khanal said. The calendar of events of constitution drafting has been affected time and again due to the..

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Tamrat claims ‘integration’ is the main challenge २ फाल्गुन २०६८, मंगलवार २१:१६

KATHMANDU- UN SG's special representative and Chief of Asia and Pacific Division UN's Department of Political Affairs (DPA) Tamrat Samuel claimed that integrating the Maoist combatants into the national army is the major challenge in Nepal's peace process. Tamrat expressed such concerns while holding consultation with PLA Chief and Finance Minister Barsha Man Pun in the capital today. While congratulating Pun on successfully bidding farewell to the combatants who opted out of the army life he urged Pun for completing the remaining task of the peace process. Responding to Tamrat's concern, Minister Pun informed that the tasks related to peace process will start within a..

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UN pleaded for finding whereabouts of Nepal’s HR activists २९ माघ २०६८, आईतवार १६:०९

KATHMANDU (RSS): A Swiss Agency for Impunity, Geneva, has filed a petition at the United Nations Human Rights Committee for searching Nepal's human rights defenders Rajendra Dhakal and Padman Narayan Nakarmi, who were made to disappear by the police personnel during the conflict period. The Agency has also requested the Government of Nepal for protecting their human rights by giving information to their relatives about their status after searching whether they are living or dead. The victims' side has claimed that the police had arrested Dhakal on January 8, 1999 from Tanahu district and the Nepal Army made him to disappear from September 23, 2003. The petition states that police had taken under control Dhakal, whereas Nakarmi..

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