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January 13, 2018 18:00 PM

Lakes, ponds on the verge of extinction in Tinjure

Natural lakes and ponds in Tinjure Milke Jaljale area are drying up due to human encroachment, development activities and lack of conservation.  In the past two decades, various lakes and ponds have dried and available water resources are depleting rapidly.  

Dr. Govinda KC ends his hunger strike

Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his fourteenth hunger strike demanding reforms in the country’s medical education sector, ended his fast on Saturday. KC is breaking his fast-unto-death after he signed a five point agreement with the government on Friday evening. 

Entrepreneurship intensive program a must for youths

In order to retain youths within the country, the government needs to step up entrepreneurship intensive programs, Dr. Shashank Koirala, general secretary of Nepali Congress said. Industrialist Binod Chaudhary said the challenge of unemployment was widening in Nepal due to lack of quality human resources in the country. Annually around 400,000 Nepali youths come to the market but they lack the technical know-how to best utilize their potential.

Tiger census begins

Counting of tigers in community forests of Nawalparasi (east) has been initiated after camera trapping technology was installed. The cameras have been installed in Thumsi community forest of Gaidakot, Pithauli of Kawasoti, Tamaspur and Chormara of Madhyabindu, and Dumkibasi of Binayitribeni.  

Six-year-old’s brutal rape and murder ignites outrage in Pakistan

Pakistan was rocked by violent protests when the body of a six-year-old girl, Zainab, was recovered on Tuesday from a trash dump in the border city of Kasur, Punjab. The city remained paralyzed for over 50 hours, and protests were ignited elsewhere in the country as shock over the brutal murder spread.

Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin lead 1122 name-list, Joe Root enters for 1st time

Indian Premier League 2018 auction will see more than a thousand players go under the hammer. The player registration closed on Friday and 1122 players have signed up for the auction that will be held on January 27 and 28. This is one of the biggest auctions since the commencement of the T20 league.



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