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Published On: August 28, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Myanmar's Prez arrives in Kathmandu

President of Myanamar Win Myint has arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). President Myint is the first visiting dignitary of BIMSTEC to land in the capital. He was received by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

BIMSTEC Senior Officials' Meeting begins

The 19th Session of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) has begun in the capital. The meeting is attended by secretaries at the ministries of foreign/external affairs will focus on the discussions about trade and investment; transport and communications; technology; counter-terrorism and transnational crime; agriculture, poverty alleviation and public health, as stated by secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shanker Das Bairagi.

PM Oli apprises parliament of imminent BIMSTEC

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has apprised the parliament of the upcoming summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) scheduled for August-30-31.Prime Minister Oli said that the government is all set to make the fourth BIMSTEC summit a huge success which will focus on the existing environmental challenges, climate change and other issues related to sustainable developments.

Twins make it a double sister act in Jakarta synchro final

Two sets of twins stood on the podium with Asian Games medals around their necks after the final of women’s duet in synchronised swimming on Tuesday. China’s famed Jiang sisters Tingting and Wenwen won the event for the third time, dominating both technical routine and free routine to claim their sixth golds over three editions of the Games.

CO2 emissions may affect human nutrition

Human nutrition may be threatened in many parts of the world by future elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, reports a paper published online this week in Nature Climate Change. Without a perceptible increase in hunger to motivate efforts to compensate these changes, the prevalence and severity of nutritional deficiency could be increased across the globe. Regions where this will be of particular concern include Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Number of Somalis evicted from their homes doubles in first half of 2018

The number of Somalis left homeless has surged this year as thousands who had already fled war, drought and floods were forcibly evicted from mostly makeshift homes, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said. More than 200,000 Somalis, or one in 60 of the population, were forcibly evicted from their homes in January-July, more than double the number in the same period last year.

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