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- Post Report

Jan 2, 2016-

Amendments to Education Act registered

KATHMANDU: As many as 37 amendments have been registered in the Bill to for the eighth amendment in the Education Act. Lawmakers from various parties registered the amendments, seeking to ensure provisions to end the problem of temporary teachers, incorporating Early Childhood Development under school system and establishment of Central Examination Board, replacing present Higher Secondary Education Board. The Education Bill aims at restructuring school level education, providing compulsory and free basic education as envisioned in the School Sector Reform Programme.

Nepal: Protest only of Madhesi Morcha

BUTWAL: CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has claimed that the ongoing Madhes agitation was entirely an undertaking of the Madhesi Morcha. Speaking at a programme in Butwal on Friday, he said Madhesi people are not against the constitution. He claimed that the protests were not supported by the Tarai people.

Dhoti Day marked in Kalaiya

BARA: Madhes-centric parties and the main opposition, Nepali Congress,  staged a rally in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara, to mark “Dhoti Day” on Friday. The rally participants wore dhoti and circled the town chanting the slogan “Dhoti is identity of Madhes”. The rally converged into a corner assembly at Bharat Chowk. Addressing the crowd, Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar said the country should be federated into eight provinces. He also urged the agitating Madhes-based parties to resolve the dispute through dialogue.

Quake-affected receive clothes

SINDHUPALCHOK: Nepalis staying in foreign countries have donated warm clothes worth Rs1 million to the 205 quake-affected families of Thokarpa-3 in Sindhupalchok district. Nepal Youth Network handed over the clothes to the impoverished quake-displaced families. After the Post published a report on their plight in the chilly weather, Nepalis living in America, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom had donated the money.

Man burned to death

GULMI: A man burned to death in a bonfire accident at Shantipur Buspark in Gulmi on Thursday evening. The deceased man was identified as 36-year-old Jhak Bahadur Sarki. Police suspect that Sarki was drunk at the time of the accident.

Published: 02-01-2016 09:00

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