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Published On: August 17, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Bipana Thapa

Police lathi-charge Lamichhane supporters; use tear gas to control situation

Situation in Chitwan on Saturday has tensed as supporters of Rabi Lamichhane have clashed with the police demanding the immediate release of Lamichhane. Police lathi-charged the protesters to take control of the situation as the mob pelted stones.

Minister Banskota stresses on prompt service delivery

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said corruption rate was not rising but it was the activism of anti-corruption body CIAA that has debunked corruption cases. Minister Banskota also stressed on prompt service delivery to lower corruption. On another note, he suggested the entrepreneurs enhance their capacity to construct the project up to one billion rupees.

Independent Youth Group demands justice for journo Pudasaini

A youth alliance named ‘Independent Youth Group’ has staged protest in Chitwan on Saturday demanding justice for deceased journalist Salikram Pudasaini. The alliance demonstrated urging the administration not to be influenced during the investigation process following Friday’s demonstration by the supporters of Rabi Lamichhane. 

Veteran actress Subhadra Adhikari passed away

Senior actress Subhadra Adhikari has passed away at the age of 73 on Saturday morning. Born in 1946, Adhikari has acted in many famous Nepali films including Basanti, Basudev, Batomuni Ko Phool, etc. 

Journo Adhikari dies in jeep accident

Journalist Dayalsan Adhikari died while four others have sustained injuries in an accident in the district on Saturday morning. The jeep met with the accident along the East-West Highway in Kanchanrup Municipality-11 of the district. The team was heading to Biratnagar from Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi to take part in the investment summit.

Hong Kong tense as weekend of protests begins with teachers' rally in rain

Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets. Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.


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