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Published On: April 18, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica


Nepal launches its first ever satellite this morning

Two Nepali scientists Aabhas Maskey and Hariram Shrestha who are currently studying at Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology developed the satellite under the BIRDS project of their institute. The satellite called ‘NepaliSat-1’ was launched at 2:31 am Nepali time from Virginia, United States, according to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Nepal Army soldier injured while defusing IED in Pokhara

A Nepal Army soldier sustained injuries in the course of defusing the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)'s group. The soldier, identified as Nayak Dharma Bahadur Thapa of the Kalibhanjyang Battalion, has suffered injuries to the palm in his left hand while trying to deactivate the IED planted on the roadside near the State Assembly at local Nadipur.

Shutdown affects normal life in Kailali

Educational institutions, transport service, markets and factories have remained closed due to the general shutdown by the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)'s group. Locals of Attariya and Lamki were terrorized after suspicious objects were found there. 

Here’s why Nepalisat-1 satellite is a milestone in Nepal’s space and technology

This is the first time in the history of Nepal that it has launched its own satellite on Thursday morning. The satellite called ‘NepaliSat-1’ was launched at 2:31 am Nepali time from Virginia, United States. According to Dr. Suresh Kumar Dhungel, Senior Technical Officer at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), explains why Nepalisat-1 satellite is a milestone in the science and technology sector of Nepal. 

UAE ends Nepal’s hopes of qualifying in the Asia U-19 World Cup

UAE won all the five games to secure its place in the world cup. UAE chased the 106 run target without losing a wicket to defeat Oman. Nepal would have qualified for the World Cup if Oman had secured a victory. Six nations had participated in the ICC Asia U-19s World Cup Qualifier at Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal’s Madeira

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal’s Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house. 


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