UML to lead govt after statute delivery: Oli

BIRATNAGAR: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday said a national government will be formed and his party will lead it after the the new constitution is promulgated. Speaking to party activists in Biratnagar on Tuesday, Oli disclosed that his party was ready to lead the new government with the support of UCPN-Maoist, Madhes-based and other fringe parties. He also said that nobody could stop them from delivering the constitution as the draft constitution had already been prepared and tabled for discussion in the CA. “As the major forces have agreed to deliver the constitution by the end of July, it will be issued on the stipulated date,” he claimed. Oli also said the constitution would be very effective, as all the forces in the country would strictly abide by it. He also urged the people to be aware about keeping the unity among people intact despite various differences among them.

Minor found dead

DADELDHURA: A minor was found dead in the confluence of Pantura and Rangun rivers at Parsuram Municipality in Dadeldhura on Monday. The deceased has yet to be identified. A police team deployed from Area Police Office, Jogbudha took the body to Jogbudha Hospital after informing police. Yogendra Thapa, the police chief said that no one had come to receive the body yet.

Two thieves held

POKHARA: Kaski police on Tuesday arrested two persons for stealing ornaments and other goods in Pokhara. The arrested have been identified as Ashish Pariyar and Gopinath Bhandari. The duo had broken into the rented apartment of Bimala Lamsal and fled with six tola gold, among other items, a fortnight ago. The duo has been kept at the custody of District Police Office, said DSP Kedar Rajaure.

Illegal schools closed

DHANGADI: District Education Office, Kailali, has started a drive to shut down schools that are operating illegally in the district. The office padlocked Tripurasundari Montessori School in Adalatroad, Dhangadi on Monday. The school had been running classes from Nursery to Grade III without permission. As many as 60 students, guardians, and other stakeholders have been left in the lurch as the first terminal examinations are approaching. A joint meeting of students’ union, PABSON, NPABSON, and other stakeholders held at the DEO had decided to close all illegal schools in the district. District Education Officer Ganesh Bahadur Singh said the students could join other schools. He requested guardians not to worry about the situation and said they would not have to pay money if they admitted their wards in another legal school. The school operator Laxmi Rawal accepted that she had been operating the school without permission from the authority.