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Published On: April 15, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Siraha Police launches campaign against rape

Police in Siraha launched three month long public awareness against rape amid. In the past nine months, 46 cases were reported in the district. During its campaign, the police will aware school students, hold public interactions, perform street dramas, distribute pamphlets and posters to educate people on the issue.  

Chief Minister takes guardianship of two children, stresses equal access in education

Chief Minister of Province 4 called for access to equal opportunities in education in the province. The government has initiated National Students’ Enrollment Campaign, 2075 to ensure each child has access to education. Prithvi Subba Gurung, the CM enrolled two children, Shila Jirel and Abhishek Nepali, both five, to a nursery class at Shreekrishna Secondary School based in Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis- 7 and took their guardianship as well.  

Even brief exposure to air pollutants can lead to lung infection

Even a brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to a study. The researchers found that elevated levels of PM2.5- pollution-causing particles that are about 3 % of the diametre of the human hair -- affected both children and adults, even the newborns and toddlers up to age two.

Week-long campaign to conserve heritage sites launched

A week-long campaign has been launched to promote historical and cultural heritage sites falling between Hanumandhoka and Swayambhunath. The circuit covers 2.2 kilometers of Kathmandu valley and embraces additional heritage sites such as the 7th century Kastamandap, Licchhavvi era Mauhiti, 12th century Maruganesh, Santaneshwor Mahadev built in 1734 BS, Banjahiti and Naradevi. 

US sets up new base in energy-rich region in Eastern Syria

The US army set up a new modern military base in the oil-rich region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and dispatched more equipment to areas near the Syrian Army's defense lines in spite of Washington's claims of imminent pullout from the war-hit country. The US, France and the UK launched a series of strikes on Syria on Saturday in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government in the town of Douma. The assault came hours before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team was scheduled to arrive in Douma to determine whether chemical weapons had indeed been used there.

West Brom braced for United's firepower

West Bromwich Albion can expect a difficult test against a Manchester United attack that boasts plenty of pace and power. West Brom have maintained their top-flight status for the last seven seasons but appear likely to drop to the Championship if they do not pick up wins in their five remaining matches.


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