May, 31: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: May 31, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan

PM Oli holds bilateral meeting with Modi in New Delhi 

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday. During the meeting, the two Prime Ministers exchanged views on maintaining the momentum generated in the recent past and expressed commitment to taking the bilateral relations to a new height, according to a press release issued by Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.

Renowned industrialist Prabhakar Sumsher Rana passes away

Rana, who is considered as the pioneer of the Nepali hotel industry, died in course of treatment at Rehabilitation Centre in New York. He admitted to the hospital one year ago. Renowned industrialist Prabhakar Sumsher Rana passed away in the United States on Thursday. He was 84. Rana established Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd in Kathmandu in 1982, which became the exclusive distributor of Tata Motors Ltd. for Nepal. Rana also established Bhote Koshi Power Company in 1996. 

Jaishankar appointed External Affairs Minister (with full list of new ministers in Modi's Cabinet)

India's former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has been appointed the Minister for External Affairs on Friday. Jaishankar had visited Nepal in the capacity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special envoy two days ahead of the constitution promulgation in Nepal in September 2015. Mr. Jaishankar took over as Foreign Secretary in January 2015 after a stint at Washington DC as India’s envoy. As Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jaishankar conducted the massive relief operation in Nepal after the devastating earthquake in April 2015.

Foreign Minister Gyawali launches Brain Gain Center

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali inaugurated the Brain Gain Center (BGC) amid a function held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday. The BGC is a platform maintained and run by the Policy, Planning, Development Diplomacy, and Overseas Nepali Affairs Division under the MoFA to collect information about and foster partnership with Nepali experts and professionals around the world.

Nepal national football team leaves for Malaysia

The men’s national football team has headed for Malaysia after a farewell program organized by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Thursday. ANFA President Karma Tshering Sherpa and Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports Krishna Prasad Devkota gave farewell to the team of players and officials during a function held in Kathmandu.

Al-Jazeera says Sudan shuts down bureau amid sit-in threat

The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country’s military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring ruler Omar al-Bashir’s ouster had “become a threat to the revolution.” The threat against the sit-in comes as civilian forces and the military remain divided on how much power soldiers should have in a transitional government. 

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