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Published On: December 20, 2017 06:00 PM NPT

Birgunj gas plant inferno brought under control after eight hrs

The inferno that engulfed Super Gas Industry in Birgunj sub municipality has been brought under control almost after eight hours. Two firefighters burnt to death while three others sustained severe injuries while trying to douse the fire on Wednesday.

28.5 % population poor in Nepal

According to a Nepal's first national multidimensional poverty index (MPI) report, around 28.5 percent population is still poor. The report is based on three topics. 

Nepali in New Zealand provide 2.5 mil for school

A Nepali immigrant in New Zealand has set up a revolving fund worth Rs 2.5 million in a bid to provide financial help for those hard working children from poor economic background studying in local Dhaulagiri Secondary School, Singa. 

Prez urges parties to reach agreement

President Bidya Devi Bhandari urged political parties to reach an agreement on National Assembly Election system. “A common agreement will help all to find a way out to endorse the Ordinance,” Madhav Sharma, the President’s press coordinator quoted Bhandari as saying. 

Biratnagar Warriors, Bhairawa Gladiators win in EPL

Biratnagar Warriors won the match by three wickets in a second nail-biting finish of the tournament. Pokhara left-arm spinners shared five wickets but couldn’t avoid the defeat.

Bhairawa Gladiator’s Punit Bisht’s 42 runs in 28 deliveries including six boundaries helped Gladiators win the match by seven wickets in the 17th over.

Myanmar blocks U.N. rights investigator just before visit

Myanmar has told the U.N. independent investigator into human rights in the country that it will not cooperate with her or grant her access to the country for the rest of her tenure, she said in a statement on Wednesday.



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