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Published On: April 29, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Supreme Court orders demolishing illegal structures around Fewa Lake

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered to demolish the illegal structures around Fewa Lake on Sunday. A joint bench of Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla and Justice Om Prakash Mishra ordered to demolish the illegal structures around the Fewa Lake.

PM Oli stresses development, vows to end corruption

Addressing the parliament of Province 5, Prime Minister KP Sharma shared that the government would toughen its stance against anyone who’d try to disrupt social and economic cohesion. He added that as the country was heading towards development and prosperity, no one would be below the poverty line.

Republica prioritizes issues of environment and climate change: Study

A study by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalist (NEFEJ) shows Republica and its sister publication, Nagarik of prioritizing issues regarding the environment.

Rajali to be declared Chhaugoth-free zone

Rajali, the part of Badimalika-3 in Bajura district (Province 7) is to be declared the zone free from chhaugoth (makeshift hut meant for the shelter of menstruating women and new mothers). The practice of chhaupadi (a social tradition that banishes menstruating women and new mothers from home, sending them to makeshift huts or cattle sheds as they are considered impure and thus untouchable) is still pervasive in the district.

Japan Sumo Association to consider opinions on female ban

The Japan Sumo Association says it will consider outside opinions from experts and the public over its much-criticized policy of banning women from entering the sumo ring.The association held an extraordinary meeting of its board on Saturday. 

Kim Jong Un pledges to invite media to witness nuke site shut down in May

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown.

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