Today’s Special

15 June 2019, Kathmandu

National News
The first metropolis-level President Running Shield Inter-school sports competition began here on Friday. The event hosted by Pokhara metropolis shall run until June 17.

The Sanskrit Universities of Nepal and India are to work jointly for the advancement of the eastern philosophy and Sanskrit education.

Classes in local Magar language has begun from the Machhapuchre Basic school in Ribhan Mohara in ward no. 5 of Machhapuchre.

Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Karnali State Naresh Bhandari has said that the government was working to make the Safe State campaign successful. Speaking at the concluding session of a three-day VAW training of trainers here Friday, he said the State cannot become prosperous without peace and security.

Three workers were killed in an accident that took place during the construction of the Samrat Cement Industry in ward no. 7 of Lamahi municipality early this morning.

The Nepal Police Anti-human trafficking Research Bureau has arrested two persons on the charge of trafficking 15 Nepalis in the name of foreign employment.

Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has said that the national development and prosperity was impossible unless farmers were empowered and enriched.

The State 1 Government is to launch a campaign entitled ‘Ma Aghi Badhchhu (I Will Move Forward)’ to motivate the students from 13 to 19 years of age to become persons of character, creative, positive and socially responsible.

The Rural Tourism Mart has commenced in Pokhara since Friday. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Village Tourism Promotion Forum (VITOF) have jointly organized the programme. Around 200 households who were organizing various programmes to boost the village tourism to the market access have participated in the programme.

Recent advances in the field of air pollution research, specifically in the Hindu Kush Himalaya highlights the fact that the problem extends beyond local concerns to transboundary issues.

A total of 26 persons were contracted with dengue in the last 11 months in the district. District Health Office tested positive for dengue among 26 while conducting blood test of 1,370 persons. Among the infected, 11 are from Chitwan district alone.

Hundreds of locals were benefited from a health camp organized by the Nepal Army here in Khaptad on the occasion of Ganga Dashahara festival.
Economic Affairs Minister of Gandaki State, Kiran Gurung has said that the media sector as the fourth organ of the state should become responsible to state.

Relatives of a woman have protested at a hospital accusing it of recklessness in operation for child birth, which they said, caused her death.
Book traders have said they are not going to import textbooks published in India and other countries. The book traders are taking this action to protest the imposition of customs duty on textbooks published in and imported from India and third countries.

Various stakeholders including aspirants of the Public Service Commission examination have been protesting against the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the parliament’s directing the government and the Public Service Commission (PSC) to scrap the recently-announced vacancies for civil servants at various local units.

The sanitation campaign focused on rivers and ring road in the Kathmandu Valley has been continued with the slogan ‘two hours a week for the nation’. The Bagmati mega cleanup campaign was begun six years back inspiring the Valley denizens to maintain cleanliness in the surrounding rivers and roads.

Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said there was adequate budget allocated for upgrading Ramche-Mulkharka road section.

Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has called on the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) to focus on ‘production enhancement and employment creation.’

International News
At least four militants were confirmed dead as security forces launched operations in Bangor area outside Ghazni city, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, on Friday, provincial governor’s spokesman Aref Nuri said Saturday.

Seven people have suffocated to death while cleaning a hotel septic tank in western India without safety gear, police said Saturday.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday spoke over phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Iran and bilateral trade.

Libya’s east-based army on Friday announced that at least 12 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in southern Libya.

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants — many fleeing Syria’s war — who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

The very severe cyclonic storm, Vayu, which was likely to make a landfall in India’s western state of Gujarat on Thursday but changed its trajectory could again recurve in the next two days, meteorological department officials said Saturday.

The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced.

Brazil were jeered by their own fans in their opening Copa America game against Bolivia despite winning 3-0.

Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws.

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