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PM Deuba visits flood-hit Banke, distributes relief

Saptari folks displaced by the flood and inundation living in open meadows, schools, and roadsides in makeshift tents have started falling ill. People from flood-affected settlements too have become victims to various diseases such as fever, diarrhoea, common cold, and respiratory problems. Health problem has been detected mostly in the locals of Banarjhula, Kusaha, Sakarpura, Rampura Malhaniya, Koiladi and Tilathi areas. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur...

Dr KC disagrees to revision, no talks held

The supporters of Dr Govinda KC have started a relay hunger protest in Pokhara to show their solidarity with the doctor, who has been staging a hunger strike at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in the Capital for the past 22 days. The protest, organised by Pokhara Civil Society, began on Monday with a tree plantation programme at Shahid Park. The strike participants said they will continue their non-violent resistance until Dr KC’s...

Nepalese domestic worker drowned, post mortem showed

One Nepali girl, 22, found unconscious in Cyprus breathed her last as she was being rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. She was found unconscious on Sunday evening near a swimming pool where she had gone to spend her off-day. According to state pathologist Eleni Antoniou who carried out the post mortem on the woman, she died from asphyxia due to drowning. The 22-year-old was found floating unconscious in the swimming pool at around 8.15pm on...

PM Deuba inspects flood-hit areas in eastern Tarai

A team under the leadership of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visited Sunsari on Monday afternoon to take stock of the situation in the flood affected areas. The team reached the Nepal Army Eastern Division Headquarters and inquired about the loss of lives and physical property caused by flood in the area and directed the Army personnel and local administration to help the affected people. “We have briefed the ministers about the current status...

SC orders CIAA to release IRD chief Sharma

Supreme Court on Friday ordered the police administration to release corruption accused Chudamani Sharma on a general date. Responding a writ filed in the apex court seeking his immediate release a bench of justices comprising Deepak Raj Joshi, Deepak Kumar Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Sharada Prasad Ghimire and Anil Kumar Sinha ordered to this effect. The writ was filed by Kalpana Upreti Sharma, wife of suspended Director General of Inland Revenue...

RPP withdraws support to government: Thapa

RPP expels two dozen leaders An emergency meeting of Rastriya Prajatantra Party’s central working committee on Monday decided to expel nearly two dozen leaders. The decision comes a day after the party suffered a vertical split nine months after its unification. The splinter group led by RPP senior leader Pashupathi Shumshere JB Rana has announced to form a party named Rastriya Prajatantra Party Democratic. In a statement, RPP spokesperson Bhuwan...

Nepal Telecom offers discounts on its services

Nepal Telecom has announced special discounts for its customers on different services beginning from today. As per the company decision, customers of GSM/CDMA and ADSL/FFTH services are given the promotional offer. Under this 90-day special offer, customers get bonus even for the received call from abroad, as stated by Company spokesperson Pratibha Baidya. Likewise, the registration fee for volume-based data has been slashed to Rs 300 from Rs 500...

Donald Trump hails ‘great day’ after sacking Anthony Scaramucci

President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director after just 10 days. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts with his appointment. The decision was made by Mr Trump’s new chief of staff, Gen John Kelly, who...

Apex Court for re-polling in Bharatpur – 19

The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday ordered re-polling in Ward 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan district. After postponing hearings on a writ petition that challenged the Election Commission (EC)’s decision to re-conduct polls in Bharatpur-19, a joint bench of justices Om Prakash Mishra and Purushottam Bhandari finally handed down a verdict that could benefit Maoist mayoral candidate Renu Dahal. The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday ordered...

Hamburg supermarket attack leaves one dead

One person was killed and four injured in a stabbing attack Friday at a supermarket in Hamburg, northern Germany, police said. Police spokesman Timo Zill told local media the investigation was in its early stages and that no possible motive was being excluded, including terror. He said the suspect was armed with a kitchen knife when he entered the supermarket and started stabbing customers. One person died and four people were injured, one of them...