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August 10, 2018 18:00 PM Republica

With continued fluctuations, can Nepal ‘succeed’ to promote exclusive breastfeeding?

Saraswoti Raya, 30 was fondly holding her first child. The baby boy weighs a healthy three kilogram. Knowing that she has to breastfeed her child with colostrums milk once the baby was born, she did that.  Colostrum is the first form of milk produced by the mammary glands immediately following delivery of the newborn. However, the milk she secretes is insufficient for the baby because she has lost her appetite after her cesarean delivery, commonly known as C-section. The process took between 45 minutes to an hour and strained the new mother.  

Home Minister stresses people-friendly police

Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa said that no protection will be ensured to those involving in inhuman activities.  Addressing the convocation of junior police officers' basic training (2-174 group) at Bharatpur today, Minister Thapa shared that police have a crucial role to control the crimes against the women, children and marginalized communities.  

Press Council’s report widely criticized

Press Council Nepal has made its annual newspaper classification report public. However, the report has been widely criticized as the newspaper of the acting chairperson of the council has been classified in category A+. Vernacular weekly Jana Aastha has been placed under A+ category.

Overcrowding in jail increases security threat

Overcrowding has increased security threat in Nepalgunj-based Banke district jail. With the rise in the number of inmates, the volume of wastes emanating from the prison has also increased and its management has become tougher. As a result, the prison premises is stinking with the rampant throwing of wastes and more prisoners are getting health complications. 

Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said. The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of a province with the same name, also wounded at least 20 members of the security forces, said Baz Mohammad Hemat, the administrator of the Ghazni city hospital.

Apurva Desai appointed Nepal’s batting consultant

The former first-class cricketer from Gujarat has been appointed as batting consultant for Nepal’s national cricket team in Kathmandu on Friday. Desai will join the national closed camp from Tuesday and will be with the team up until the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Asia Cup Qualifiers from August 29 to September 6. The 43-year-old is a Level C cricket coach accredited by Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) National Cricket Academy. He was currently associated with KOOH Sports, a sports education company based in Mumbai as Performance Director Cricket.

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