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Published On: August 9, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Death toll in Dhading bus crash climbs to five, dozen feared missing

The death toll in Dhading bus accident has climbed to five. The death toll in the bus crash reached five as two more dead bodies were recovered from the swollen Trishuli River during the rescue operation this morning, according to local authorities.

Minister Basnet urges one and all to work with govt to promoting green urbanization

Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet urged the people from all walks of the life of the society to join hands with the government to promoting green urbanization.

Police open fire to nab two robbers in capital

Police have arrested two persons on the charge of threatening Govinda Bahadur Khadka, the chief of Likhu rural municipality in Ramechhap, to pay them Rs 20 million as a donation.

Road division chief held with bribe

Hari Kumar Pokharel, chief of Division Road Office Pokhara and division engineer, was arrested on Thursday evening while taking the bribe. A team from Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Pokhara arrested Pokharel and engineer of the office Pabitra Mani Acharya along with cash Rs 900,000, said CIAA sources. CIAA Pokhara Chief Kashiraj Dahal confirmed the arrest of Division Chief Pokharel and another engineer.

Protesters throng Hong Kong airport as property lobby calls for calm

Demonstrators crowded the arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on Friday, handing out anti-government leaflets and waving banners in a dozen languages in an effort to raise awareness among visitors ahead of a weekend of protests planned across the city.

Prosecutors to drop rape charges against Neymar
Brazilian prosecutors are dropping a rape case against football star Neymar, they said on Thursday, likely bringing an end to the most serious of charges against the Paris St Germain striker. The former Brazil captain was accused of raping a model in a Paris hotel room but he alleged the encounter was consensual and prosecutors could not find evidence to contradict that.

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