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Published On: December 18, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Nepali Congress likely to have 12 office bearers

The rival factions of the Nepali Congress have almost reached a consensus regarding increasing the number of party office bearers to 12 in the new set up from the current six, sources said on Tuesday. The NC leaders forged the consensus on the amended party charter during the ongoing Mahasamiti meeting being held at a party palace in the capital.

Former Prime Minister Giri passes away

Former Prime Minister Dr Tulsi Giri passed away on Tuesday. He was 93. Giri breathed his last at Budhanilkantha-based residence in the capital, family sources said. Giri had been suffering from liver cancer for a long time. He was discharged from Medicity hospital after treatment on Saturday. Giri had a long political career. He served as the first prime minister of Nepal when the then King Mahendra imposed the party-less Panchayat political system back in 1960.

India's Congress I leader lambasts Modi govt for banning Indian notes in Nepal

Senior leader of the Indian National Congress Shakeel Ahmad Monday blamed the "arrogance" of the Modi-led Indian government for Nepal's ban on currency notes of denominations higher than Rs 100 and demanded that urgent steps be taken to resolve the issue, the Press Trust of India reported. The ban was causing great inconvenience to the people living along the Indo-Nepal border, the former Indian Union minister said.

China will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised that the country will “never seek hegemony” even as it approaches the center of the world stage. Xi gave a speech Tuesday to mark the country’s 40 years of reform and opening up.

Mourinho leaves United after poor start to season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday. United have made their worst start to a league season in 28 years and were beaten 3-1 by arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday in what was Mourinho’s final match in charge of the club.

Lalitpur Patriots clinches 1-wicket win over Kathmandu Kings XI

Lalitpur Patriots has defeated Kathmandu Kings XI by one wicket at the first qualifiers of the Everest Premier League (EPL) -2018 held at the TU Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Chasing 109 runs target, Lalitpur Patriots reached it losing nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

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