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Published On: April 6, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Bara-Parsa was hit by Nepal’s first recorded tornado

Bara and Parsa districts were hit by a tornado, the first wind-disaster of the country, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Earlier, myrepublica.com had reported that the disaster was “probably the first wind storm” disaster on of the country. Earlier, the DHM had classified the wind as a gale at 30 knots.  

Rs. 40 million pledged for Bara-Parsa wind storm victims so far

Provincial governments, parliamentarians, political leaders, aid agencies and civil societies have provided Rs. 40 million altogether for the victims of a wind storm in Bara and Parsa districts.
Twenty-eight people were killed and more than 600 people injured in the country’s first wind storm that hit the two districts on March 31. 

Five members of a family arrested with huge amount of foreign currencies  ​

Police have arrested five members of the same family with a huge amount of foreign currencies from the Tribhuvan International Airport, on Friday. The Airport Police arrested Subash Shrestha, his wife; two daughters and a son during a security screening at baggage area of the Tribhuvan International Airport when they were preparing to board a Thai Airways flight bound for Bangkok. They were found concealing Rs. 3.6 million in different currencies -- 22,150 Thai Baht, 1380 Euro, 10,000 USD and 80,000 Chinese Yuan.

Two Nepali nationals die, two injured in United Arab Emirates

Two Nepali nationals died while two others injured in a road accident in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. The Nepali nationals died when a taxi they were travelling in met with an accident in Abu Dhabi, local media reported. The deceased have been identified as Niroj Pariyar and Shanti Biswakarma. Seriously injured two Nepali nationals have been undergoing treatment at Khalifa Medical City. 

Former US official David R. Malpass named World Bank President

David R. Malpass has been picked as the 13th president of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on Tuesday, the World Bank Group said. The Executive Directors of the World Bank unanimously selected David as the president of the World Bank on Friday. Malpass previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for the United States. 

India ends Nepal's hopes to qualify for 2020 Summer Olympics

A 3-1 defeat against India means that Nepal’s women’s national football team won’t be able to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. Nepal’s defeat to India is its second consecutive loss. Earlier, Nepal was defeated 3-1 by the host nation, Myanmar. Nepal will now play against Indonesia, its last group stage game on Tuesday.

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