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

Paragliding brings silver medal to Nepal after 20 years

Nepal won its very first silver medal in the 18th Asia Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. A team of Bijay Gautam, Bimal Adhikari, Sushil Gurung, Yukesh Gurung, and Bimal Thapa won the silver medal for Nepal in the Men's Cross Country Paragliding, while Japan won the gold. Nepal scored 11,364 points to win the silver. Japan had 11,391 points. 

Myanmar's Prez, First Lady at Lumbini

President of Myanmar, Win Myint and First Lady Cho Cho reached Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, in a chartered flight from Kathmandu. Myint was welcomed by Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, Provincial chief, Umakanth Jha, chief minister Shankar Pokhrel and treasurer of Lumbini Development Trust.  

Dahal stresses for dismantling 'setting' in bureaucracy

Chair of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has insisted on the need of breaking the ingrained culture of setting (collusion) in bureaucracy which has only served the vested interests. In his address to the 25th General Assembly of Contractors' Association, Chitwan, today, the former prime minister claimed that there was the hand of employees in awarding the tender of big projects to the same company time and again. "These all are happening in connivance with employees," he blamed. 

Medical education bill- parliamentary committee begins discussions with stakeholders concerned

The Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has commenced discussions with stakeholders regarding the National Medical Education Bill, 2075. Prof Dr Govinda KC was summoned to the meeting of the committee today. In the meeting, lawmaker and former health minister Khagraj Adhikari underscored the need of becoming clear on the issue after holding discussions with stakeholders concerned. 

Buddha idols, religious books disappearing from Upper Dolpa

With the Buddha idols and religious books disappearing day by day, smugglers have now been targeting monasteries of archeological importance in Upper Dolpa. Dozen Buddha idols and religious books, written thousands of years ago have been lost in the last four years.

White Helmets accompany large delivery of poisonous chemicals to militants in Syria – MoD

A large supply of chemicals has been delivered to the militants in Syria’s Idlib with the assistance of the White Helmets aid group in order to stage a provocation and blame the Syrian government, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.










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