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Published On: February 15, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

China closes Everest base camp to tourists until further notice to tackle mountain of rubbish

The Mount Everest base camp in Tibet will be closed to all tourists until further notice to clear the garbage that has piled up, Chinese officials say. Those with climbing permits would be allowed to go to the base camp, at an altitude of 5,200 metres, and higher.

CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak resigns

Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at the CIAA has resigned from his post. Pathak handed his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas. Commissioner at the apex anti-corruption agency, for allegedly receiving a bribe from the management committee official of an engineering college in Bhaktapur in return for promising to resolve an ownership row in his favour.  

Additional 5.6 kg gold recovered in Kanchanpur

In yet another case of gold seizure, Kanchanpur police have recovered 5.6-kilogram gold from the cowshed of Suraj Tiruwa at Amarpur in Shukhlaphanta Municipality-11. CIB seized the gold from the cowshed at 1:00 am this morning. According to police, the gold was kept in a hole in the cowshed. 

Province 5 marks establishment day

Province 5 has observed the establishment day of the province with much gusto. Panche-baja and various rallies showing off the traditional dresses were taken out from the Province capital Butwal on the occasion of the establishment day of the Province.

Hong Kong snares record $1.4 million hauls of rhino horns from South Africa

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40kg of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million (S$1.4 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for the authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory.

UN says those behind Kashmir attack should be brought to justice

The United Nations has condemned an IED blast that attacked a police convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway of India. The explosion killed at least 44 police personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force yesterday. The death toll is expected to rise.  




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