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Published On: February 21, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Austrian Minister Kneissl arrives in Kathmandu

Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Karin Kneissl, has arrived on a three-day official visit to Nepal, at the friendly invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. This is the first ministerial visit taking place from Austria to Nepal in the last 30 years. 

Social media users not necessary to be registered in the government bodies: Minister Baskota

Minister of Information and Communications Gokul Baskota said that even though the users are not necessarily to be registered but the social network; Facebook, Twitter should be registered in Nepal. Minister Baskota said that the office of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram should be opened in Nepal. The office of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram should be opened in Nepal.

Drinking water shortage at earthquake displaced survivors' settlement

A settlement of earthquake survivors at Simalchour of Gorkha municipality-6 has been facing acute shortage of drinking water. The earthquake survivors displaced from Kerauja have now been residing at Simalchour. There is no source of drinking water nearby their settlement and they have to go to other places to get water which takes around one hour. 

Nepali students to get full scholarship in Bouddha University

Nepali students wishing to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in the Buddhist University of Myanmar are to be offered full scholarship. Officials at Myanmar-based Universities have assured that scholarship could be provided to MA students graduated from Nepal's Lumbini Buddha University on any topics of Buddhism at its recommendation. 

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could rise further

At least 70 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said Thursday. The fire broke out in what Bangladesh media said was a four-storey building on Wednesday night and quickly spread to nearby buildings in the Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka.

Thailand defeats Nepal by 57 runs

Nepal lost early wickets as it lost to host Thailand by 57 runs in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier at Bangkok today. Nepal's fall of wicket was: 1-2, 2-2, 3-8, 4-54, 5-56, 6-59, 7-61 and 8-67. In its 20 over game, Nepal scored 67 runs. Host nation Thailand, which won the toss, put a target of 125 runs for Nepal to chase at the loss of seven wickets.


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