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Published On: August 30, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Human right watchdogs urge gov't to make status of enforced disappeared persons public

Various human rights organizations have urged the government to launch investigations and make the status of enforced disappeared persons during the ten-year long armed conflict public. Issuing a joint statement on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the organizations asserted that the enforced disappearance is a serious violation of human rights both the disappeared ones and their relatives.

CIB arrests agent of contractor company Shambhu Bharati

Police have arrested Shambhu Bharati, an agent of the contractor company involved in the much-talked-about Sudan scam. Issuing a press release on Friday morning, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police said that a team of CIB arrested Bharati from Bhaisaepati, Lalitpur on Friday morning.

Japanese parliamentary delegation visits Nepal

A delegation of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan’s Women Parliamentarians led by Tomomi INADA is currently on a three-day visit to Nepal. During their official visit, the delegation held separate meetings with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, and Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen Tham Maya Thapa.

Upper House endorses proposal on Nepal Media Council Bill

Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota has said journalism should not be practised with interest motive. He said so while responding to questions raised by lawmakers in course of discussions on the principles of the 'Nepal Media Council Bill, 2075 BS' in the meeting of the National Assembly, the Upper House of the Federal Parliament, today.

PAN card as important as citizenship certificate: Minister Khatiwada

Finance Minister Yubraj Khatiwada said that all should acquire a PAN card as it is as important as citizenship certificate. Speaking at an interaction program organized by Nepal Chamber of Commerce in the capital on Friday, Minister Khatiwada informed that PAN number would transform informal business and income into a formal one. 

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis hold anti-India demonstration over Kashmir

Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill on Friday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with the disputed region of Kashmir, after India revoked its autonomy this month.








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