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Published On: October 14, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PM Oli, leaders express condolence over demise of NRM founding chairman Gyawali

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and senior leaders from various political parties have expressed condolence over the demise of the founding Chairman of Nepal Republic Media (NRM) Hemraj Gyawali, who passed away in course of treatment following a mild heart attack, on Saturday evening.

Govt official held with Rs 100,000 in bribe

The Commission for the Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested Chief Administrative Office of Tokha Municipality, Krishna Prasad Subedi with Rs 100,000 in bribe on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off that Subedi was demanding bribe for issuing the final tranche of the road construction by the consumers committee, an anti-graft body deployed from CIAA, Tangal took Subedi under control with the bribe.

Bodies of all nine killed in violent snowstorm retrieved

All the nine people gone missing from the base camp of Mount Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 in Myagdi following a violent snowstorm have been confirmed dead. The bodies were retrieved this morning. A team of security personnel and rescuers who landed at the base camp via a helicopter collected the nine bodies from the ravine. 

At least 16 dead in pair of bombings in Somalia’s Baidoa

A suicide bomber detonated in a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and another blast struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than 30 wounded. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the blasts via its radio arm, Andalus. It said one blast targeted a hotel owned by a former Somali minister, Mohamed Aden Fargeti, one of several candidates running for the presidency of the region in November’s election.

Saudi writer’s disappearance strains Turkey-Saudi ties

At first glance, the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is just the latest crisis to strain relations between the kingdom and Turkey in the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011. Yet, like elsewhere in the region, things are more complicated than they initially appear. Saudis and other Gulf Arabs still flock to Istanbul and purchase property throughout a country viewed as having one foot in Europe and another in the Mideast. The kingdom remains one of the top foreign investors in Turkey, providing crucial hard currency amid a crisis in the Turkish lira.

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Argentina great Diego Maradona has hit out at his countryman Lionel Messi, saying the forward is not a leader on the pitch and should not be considered a footballing God. Maradona, who along with Brazil’s Pele is widely held to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side.




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