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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Friday, July 5

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 5, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 5, 2019).

Nepal’s ambassador has been waiting over a month for formal meeting with Indian external affairs minister, officials say

Despite waiting for over a month, Nilamber Acharya, Nepal’s ambassador to India, has failed to meet with S Jaishankar, India’s new external affairs minister.

This failure, though, is not for a lack of trying.

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India expresses concern over chemical testing requirements

The Indian Embassy has expressed concern over the government policy requiring all vegetable and fruit imports to be tested for chemical residues at the border, saying that lack of properly equipped labs in the country had only made the general public suffer.

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Road stretch opened through the fields prepared for paddy plantation

On Wednesday, farmers were busy planting paddy saplings at Patadewal in Khaptadchhanna Rural Municipality-6, Bajhang.

More than 20 families were preparing their fields for paddy plantation in Aagase when the canal suddenly dried up at 12 noon.

The farmers thought that the village children had played havoc on the canal, but soon found that the canal was destroyed by two bulldozers used by Lamtada Kalukheti Thamlek Ring Road Consumer Committee to open a road stretch through the fields.

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Three years on, confusion continues to reign over the SEE letter grade system

Two weeks ago, when the SEE results were out, Dhital, like other parents and guardians, was confused, converting their children’s letter grades into percentage points to better understand what the new system meant. But it’s not just parents and guardians, academics who’ve worked in education say that neither the authorities nor the schools really understand the new system--called the letter grading system--introduced in 2016.

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Ruling party leaders are enraged after provincial lawmaker with criminal past enters the party

Rajib Gurung, also known as Dipak Manange, has a chequered past and criminal history, and his entry into the ruling party has not gone down well with many leaders in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

Asta Laxmi Shakya, in charge of the party’s Province 3 committee, said the party was now increasingly becoming a crowd of immoral people and the leadership should take the responsibility.

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Published: 05-07-2019 19:00

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