National Briefs

Teachers’ protest

Birgunj: Police on Friday charged teachers who protested not being allowed to cheat in a special exam conducted by the Higher Secondary Education Board with batons in Birgunj. The primary teachers demonstrated by chanting slogans against the exam superintendent at Hari Khetan Multiple Campus. The police dispersed them after they burnt tyres on the streets. Superintendent Dr Bhagawan Yadav said the invigilators had to face warnings, threats and attacks due to such a malpractice.

Global youth summit

KATHMANDU: Two Nepali youths are going to participate in One Young World Summit in London. Dr Ritesh Thapa and Sunita Basnet are heading for Britain on Saturday. An objective of the summit is to enable the youths across the globe to lead the world positively. The youths will be holding plenary sessions and discuss issues affecting the world. Discussions on health, political leadership, media and environment will be discussed in the meet. Youths under 25 years of age from 192 countries are gathering from February 8 to10.

DPM against 14 states

JHAPA: Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (Democratic) Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar on Friday said 14 states proposed to the Constituent Assembly were not acceptable to his party. Addressing a press meet in Bhadrapur, the DPM said the proposal was a plot to divide the ethnic population. He opined that the statute should be promulgated only after rehabilitating the Maoist combatants. He called the Maoist demand of government under their leadership foolish.