JULY 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: July 3, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

More than 1,500 Indian pilgrims stranded at Simikot, Hilsa

Efforts to rescue more than 1,500 Indian pilgrims from Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (through Nepal) have been affected due to inclement weather conditions. Around 525 pilgrims are stranded in Simikot, 550 in Hilsa and another 500 more in Tibet side, according to data maintained by the Indian Embassy.

Teaching Hospital produces biogas from useless human organs

Teaching Hospital has initiated a pilot project to produce biogas from biodegradable matters including human organs; blood, extracted organs and waste food among others in the course of conducting surgery at the hospital. The biogas is being used to cook food and boil water at the hospital’s kitchen. The hospital produces huge amount of waste everyday, which, if uncontrolled can lead to spread of diseases.

Contradictory decision puts Dr. KC's life at risk in Jumla

Acting against its own letter to the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) issued yesterday, the District Administration Office (DAO), Jumla has barred the medical college not to provide treatment to Dr. Govinda KC inside of the hospital. KC is in Jumla where he is staging his 15th fast-unto-death hunger strike.

Floods and landslides keep settlements on high alert

Flood has kept residents from different parts of the country on high alert. Water levels are likely to swell today and recede tomorrow, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Likewise, lLocals of Susta, Nawalparasi damaged the Gandak dam to save their crops from being destroyed by the flood. With the Gandak dam partly destroyed, water has flown towards India’s Uttar Pradesh.

Over 270,000 displaced by southern Syria fighting: UN

A regime offensive in southern Syria has forced more than 270,000 people from their homes, the United Nations said. Nearly two weeks of ferocious air strikes have seen regime forces retake swathes of rebel-held territory in the southern province of Daraa. Rebels in southern Syria are sharply divided over whether to accept deals offered by government backer Russia that would see regime forces retake control of opposition towns.

Sandeep Lamichhane proves his mettle in Global T20 Canada tournament

Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane roared back into form after a fine display for Montreal Tigers against the Vancouver Knights in the Global T20 Canada tournament. Lamichhane finished with superb figures of 1-19 from his four overs as he helped restrict Vancouver to 166-6 in King City.  






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