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The last resort

The Republica April 24

In recent years, Nepal has made impressive gains in basic education. Net enrollment at the primary level has increased to over 95 percent from only 64 percent in 1990. Similarly, the literacy rate for 15-24 year olds has increased from 36 percent in 1990 to over 80 percent in 2010/2011.

Despite these gains over the last two decades, the quality of education – especially in the public school system in Nepal remains a major challenge to overall development and the improvement of society.

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Govt allows non- Nepalis to seek teaching license

The Republica April 24

KATHMANDU, April 23: Foreign teachers are now eligible to get teaching license in Nepal. Amending the existing provision that barred foreign teachers from getting legal teaching status, the Teachers' Service Commission (TSC) has now allowed expats to teach in schools.

Issuing a public notice, TSC has stated that the non-Nepalis teaching in Nepal for 15 years or more can apply for the license.

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Influx of students in community school

Nagarik Nepali April 24, p.1

Kaski: On the onset of new Nepali education session, Vishnu Nepali enrolled her two daughter, Bipasa and Diya in Sarasawati Tika Higher Secondary school located in Bharatpokhari, Lekhnath municipality. Her daughters were previously studying in private schools.

 

5.5 per cent children in Myagdi out of school reach

Himalaya Times Nepali April 24, p.4

Myagdi: According to a statistic, around 5.5 per cent of school aged children are out of education reach in the district.

 

Publication house funds PABSON building in Rupandehi;

Schools to buy books from the publication house

Kantipur Nepali April 24, p.3

Kathmandu: Private and Boarding school’s Organization, Nepal (PABSON) is constructing a building in Rupandehi, with the financial aid from a publication house. A condition for such aid is that every private school under PABSON in Rupandehi should buy their math books.

 

Homeless Udaypur fire victims in a lurch

The Himalayan Times April 24, p.5

Gaighat: Fire victims have been facing a hard time after they lost their property in a blaze that broke out yesterday at Sorungchhabise in Udaypur.

 

Surkhet on high risk of five different disasters

Himalaya Times Nepali April 24, p.4

Birendranagar: Surkhet is at high risk of five different types of hazards - flood, landslide, epidemic, fire and accident. The information was released during a programme organised by District Disaster Relief Committee, with support from Care Nepal and SAC.

 

7-year-old boy dies in house fire

The Kathmandu Post April 24

ARGHAKHANCHI: A seven-year-old boy died when a house caught fire at Pokharathok on Thursday. Thaman Suryabanshi was burnt to death as a house belonging to his father Bhim Bahadur Suryabanshi was engulfed in the fire, said police. The boy, who was alone at home, was trapped inside the house when the incident happened. Properties worth around Rs 5 million were destroyed in the incident.

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Lightning claims one

The Kathmandu Post April 24

TAPLEJUNG: A man died after being struck by lightning at Dumrise VDC in the district on Wednesday evening. Deputy Superintendent of Police Shantiraj Koirala said Bam Bahadur Bishwokarma died after the lightning struck him inside his house. The victim died on the spot.

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VAW cases on rise

The Rising Nepal April 24, p.3

Kathmandu: Cases of violence and discrimination perpetrated against women across the country have gone up in the month of Chaitra, stated a report prepared by a pro-women’s organization

 

12 women killed in  a month

Himalaya Times Nepali April 24, p.2

Kathmandu: 12 girls and women were killed in Nepali month of Chaitra, a report shows.

 

Flu infected in Kalikot reach 239

23 critical

Jajorkot death toll climbs to 29

The Republica April 24

Kalikot: With the diagnosis of 35 more patients with seasonal flu on Thursday, the total number of infected people in Kalikot district has reached 239.

 

Flu alert in Humla after six deaths

The Himalayan Times April 24, p.5

Simikot: With six persons dying of seasonal flu in Humla, health workers have gone on high alert in the district.

 

Flu of Jajorkot spreading to adjoining districts

Lack of sanitation, nutrition, safe drinking water aggravates the situation

The Rising Nepal April 24, p.1

Kathmandu: The Flu that has taken a toll of dozens of people in Jajorkot in a month since its outbreak is spreading to neighbouring districts although one officials claim that it is under control.

 

Koirala directs Health Minister to up efforts

The Kathmandu Post April 24

KATHMANDU, APR 23 - Chairman of Constituent Assembly (CA) Subas Nembang on Thursday said that the voting process would begin on April 30 if parties failed to reach consensus on contentious issues of new constitution.

After having deferred the CA meeting for more than two months, Nembang made it clear at the CA meeting on Thursday that he would move ahead as per the report submitted by Questionnaire Committee from the next meeting slated for April 30.  

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Child succumbs to diarrhoea in Darchula

The Rising Nepal April 24, p.3

Bhimduttanagar: A child has died of diarrhea in Dampha of Sunsera VDC-5, Darchula on Wednesday.

 

Two held on rape charge

The Kathmandu Post April 24

HETAUDA: Police on Wednesday arrested Bikram Rai, 35, of Phaparbari-7 on the charge of raping a woman. Rai allegedly raped a local woman who had gone to the nearby forest to collect fodder. Villagers took Rai under control and later handed him over to the police for legal action. In Pyuthan, Yamalal Tamata, 55, of Hansapur-7 was held on charge of raping a 13-year-old physically challenged girl. Police managed to arrest Tamata from Dhankhola in Dang on Thursday, a week after the incident.

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Mothers to ban narcotics and gambling

Himalaya Times Nepali April 24, p.5

Mugu: Mothers in Karkiwada VDC-1, 2, 3, 4 have launched a campaign to ban the production and consumption of narcotics material and gambling in their VDCs.

 

Child labor still rampant in brick kilns

Kantipur Nepali April 24, p.4

Bhaktapur: The authority in Bhaktapur has recently conducted a research on child labor. They have instructed brick kiln owners not to employ or make children work in their factories. But the situation remains same as before.

 

10 years jail term slapped to traffickers

Kantipur Nepali April 24, p.13

Darchula: District court in Darchula, in its verdict has slapped 10 years jail term and NRs. 50 thousand fine to two persons convicted on rape and trafficking charge.

 

Though police rescue girls, traffickers still at large

Kantipur Nepali April 24, p.8

Kanchanpur:  Four girls from Taplejung, who were being trafficked to Kyrgyzstan, were rescued by police in Kanchanpur. The trafficker is still at large and police have not shown their active interest to apprehend the traffickers.

 

Officials plan activities for Valley clean-up drive

The Kathmandu Post April 24

KATHMANDU, APR 23 - In addition to the ongoing campaign to improve the Bagmati river ecosystem and surrounding environment, authorities concerned have decided to carry out various activities to clean up the Kathmandu valley.

The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Wednesday held a meeting to decide on activities aimed at cleaning the Bagmati river, its surroundings and other areas, including wards, tol and municipal spaces, in the Valley. The meeting was participated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal and representatives of concerned ministries and departments.

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Poisonous water dispensed directly into river;

14 VDC affected

Annapurna Post Nepali April 24, p.4

Janakpur: Everest paper factory in Chireshowarnath municipality-5, Mahendranagar has been dispensing poisonous byproduct water direct into the Aurahi river which completely destroyed aquatic life and affected 14 VDC around river area.

 

Dhaijan declared fully immunized and open defecation free

Nepal Samachar Patra Nepali April 24, p.7

Bhadrapur: Dhaijan VDC in Jhapa has been declared as open defecation free and full immunized VDC. It is ranked 3rd out of total 37 VDC in Jhapa to receive open defecation free and full immunized tittle.

 

Lahan municipality fails to maintain plastic bag free status

Himalaya Times Nepali April 24, p.4

Lahan: Even after the declaration of Lahan municipality as plastic bags free a years ago, there is widespread selling of plastic bags in market.

 

No improvement in drinking water project

Kantipur Nepali April 24, p.8

Morang: There has been no proper improvement in drinking water project in Biratnagar even after a year of jaundice outbreak.