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Published On: April 23, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Dozens of children without birth certificates admitted to schools

The Gaushala municipality of Mahottari took guardianship of 88 children and admitted them to community schools. The children, 41 from Musahar community and 47 from Dalit community were denied from their right to education in lack of birth certificate. 


Despite threats of protest from transport entrepreneurs to shut down national public transport, the government is unwilling to bend to the pressure. Myrepublica.com has documented what residents in Kathmandu have to say toward the ongoing ‘war against syndicate’.

Bagmati Yatra begins after 40 years

The Bagmati Tirtha Yatra or Bagmati Pilgrimage resumed after 40 years.  The pilgrimage had stopped since 2034 BS due to increasing pollution in the Bagmati River. The 17 days pilgrimage begins from Katuwal Daha of Bagmati and ends at Bagdwar where pilgrims will come across 165 shrines along the Bagmati river corridor. This year, the pilgrimage will be of seven days only. 

US Bangla questions Nepal's crash report

US-Bangla Airlines raised questions over the primary investigation report of the Nepalese authorities on the March 12 crash of its plane at Kathmandu airport that left 51 dead, 27 of them Bangladeshis. The airlines has claimed Nepal’s probe skipped two vital issues related to the airport authorities; firstly, the clumsy communications of Nepal's Airport Traffic Control (ATC) with Pilot and secondly, the claim that a fire extinguishing team reached the spot within two minutes of the accident. 

Sub-inspector charged with attempt to murder

A sub-inspector of Nepal Police has been charged with attempt to murder in Chitwan for his alleged involvement in pouring acid over a woman. The woman who was living in a rented room at Trichowk of Bharatpur metropolis is undergoing treatment at Bharatpur Hospital. She suffers injuries in her ears, eyes, chest and leg. 

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57.

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