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10 June 2019, Kathmandu

National News

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), a body of the United Nations Organisation, is celebrating 100 years of its establishment. The ILO was established on the principle that world peace could be achieved only on the basis of social justice. The Heads of State or of Government from across the world have assembled in Geneva of Switzerland to attend the centenary session of the ILO today. Nepal is also participating in the event with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli leading a high-level delegation there.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and members of his delegation attended a reception organized Sunday evening by Nepal’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has said its attention was drawn to the government’s ban on the operation of goods-carrying vehicles in the daytime in the Kathmandu valley.

Musikot municipality has been declared the municipality where the Chhaupadi practice has been eliminated. Chhaupadi is a tradition associated with the menstrual taboo, in the western part of Nepal which prohibits Hindu women and girls from participating in normal family activities while menstruating, as they are considered “impure”. The women are banned from the house and are required to live in a cattle shed, or a menstruation hut, a makeshift dwelling, for the duration of their period.

Ruins of a structure and artefacts from the Lichhavi period have been found at Shreerampati in Panchkhal municipality-7 here. A team from the Departmentof Archaeology found the ancient ruins and the artefacts in course of its study and archaeological excavation of the heritage sites at the place lasting for about two weeks.

Ruins of a structure and artefacts from the Lichhavi period have been found at Shreerampati in Panchkhal municipality-7 here. A team from the Departmentof Archaeology found the ancient ruins and the artefacts in course of its study and archaeological excavation of the heritage sites at the place lasting for about two weeks.

Police have confiscated 90 kilogrammes cannabis from Prakhal at Rapti municipality-12in east Chitwan. Acting on a tip-off, a police team under the command of Inspector Basanta Thapa from the Area Police Office Bhandara confiscated the cannabis hidden inside a dry water tank. The person said to be transporting the cannabis is absconding and police are hunting for him.

State 3 government chief minister Dormani Poudel, who had been hospitalized after problem was seen in the valve of his heart, has been discharged after a successful angioplasty.

Preliminary data on the extent of damage caused by the violent storm that hit Kanchanpur district on June 6 is available. As per the preliminary data collected by Nepal Red Cross Society Kanchanpur district office, the storm has caused damage to 870 houses. Thirty seven houses have been completely damaged, the office chief Manoj Uprety said. According to him, the exact data on the damage caused by the high winds to physical property would be available in two or three days.

The office of the Budhinanda municipality of Bajura district has been padlocked for the past six days. The locals of ward no 5 and 7 padlocked the office from June 5 demanding the scrap of the decision of constructing dumping site in the area. A local Bharat BK said that daily activities of the municipality have been halted due to the padlock.

Today’s session of the National Assembly that began at 11:10 am put off for 15 minutes, following a protest from the main opposition Nepali Congress. With the commencement of the meeting, the NA lawmakers stood from their respective seats as a symbol of their protest against the police’s forced intervention in a peaceful demonstration held on Sunday at the local Maitighar Mandala. The NC demanded clear replies from the government why the police administration used force and resorted to baton charge into the peaceful demonstration organised demanding that a bill to integrate and revise laws related to guthi should be withdrawn.

The Chitwan district police released the four persons arrested for destroying the wall of the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium on the condition of appearing to the police on a regular basis.

Lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties have demanded withdrawal of bill related to Guthi, registered by the government at the Parliament, protesting it in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives.

Martadi, the district headquarters of Bajura district in State 7 has been facing a water crisis of drinking water since two weeks, but the authorities concerned are least bothered. The local government, Badimalika municipality, is blamed for not taking serious measures for water supply depriving over 17,000 population of the town of safe drinking water.

Today’s meeting of House of Representatives (HoR), which was put on hold for 15 minutes, has been postponed till Tuesday by issuing a notice.
Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has defended the debated Guthi Bill, reasoning that the bill would safeguard country’s religion, culture, tradition and originality. Minister Aryal’s statement was on the contrary to many lawmakers who are against the bill viewing it would destroy religion and culture.

Monsoon particularly begins in Nepal from the first week of June. But this time, it has not appeared till June 10. As things appeared differently, its entry is to be delayed by a week. Last year, it started on June 8.

National Assembly members cast doubt over effective implementation of budget even if it is public-oriented. Taking part in discussion on the budget for the coming fiscal year 2019/20 in today’s NA meeting, lawmaker Khimlal Bhattarai argued that the budget brought by the government is the best budget as it has equally incorporated all communities including farmers and works.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today stressed the need for cooperation and solidarity among the South Asian countries to tackle challenges of disaster management and climate change.

The NepaliSat-1, the Nepal’s first satellite launched into space by Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology on April 17 is to go through the Earth’s orbit from June 17.

Saritya Rokaya, 24, of Rajali, Badimalika municipality- 3 who was injured after being hit by a falling rock on Sunday was rescued by an airplane and sent to the Nepalgunj-based Kohalpur Medical College.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, currently in Geneva, Switzerland, held bilateral talks with Vice-president of Turkey Fuat Oktay, today. During the meeting, matters relating to bilateral interest and relations were discussed.

Seven women were injured after being hit by lightning at Purbichauki Rural Municipality-3 Chaikot in the district yesterday evening. According to the rural municipality chair Dirgharaj Bogati, the women were busy in paddy plantation while they were struck by the lightning.

International News

Kazakhstan elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with more than 70 percent of the vote, electoral authorities said on Monday, after an election day marred by protests.

Human error was the likely cause of an F-35A fighter jet crash in April, Japan’s defence ministry said Monday, and flights of the stealth jet will resume after new training measures.

Celia Kadhikwa, 43-year-old, is excited about casting her vote in the upcoming Namibia presidential elections in Namibia.

More than 70 armed insurgents have been killed in Afghanistan’s southern region over the past 24 hours, as government forces have increased pressure on the Taliban in Kandahar and the neighboring provinces, an army statement said Sunday.

About 6,000 additional teachers are required to improve the quality of education in northeast Nigeria’s state of Borno, an official said Sunday.

India cricket captain Virat Kohli is winning hearts for his gesture defending Australian player Steve Smith, after he was booed by Indian fans during Sunday’s match.

Tweaking sleeping habits can shift people’s body clocks and improve their wellbeing, say scientists in the UK and Australia.

Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, police say.

On Sunday, Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to join him in the octagon (the UFC ring) to solve a problem so fiendishly difficult no-one had previously bothered to think of it.

Air New Zealand will end a ban on staff having visible tattoos, in a move it says will allow staff to express cultural and individual diversity.

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