Dec 21: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: December 21, 2017 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

No load-shedding except when there's technical problem: NEA

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has clarified that there would be no load-shedding except the technical problem. The NEA made this clarification after news indicating that NEA starts load-shedding disseminated in different media and social networking sites for the past few days. 

Malaysian court acquits Nepali migrant on drug trafficking charges

A Malaysian court has acquitted a Nepali migrant worker on drug trafficking charges. Bhim Bahadur Nepali of Siraha district, who worked as a security guard in Malaysia, was charged with trafficking drugs a year ago. The Malaysian laws deem drug smuggling illegal and slap a capital punishment. 

Unsafe zebra crossing

When Radha Devi Bhandari was crossing the road through zebra crossing, at Min Bhawan, a speedy motorbike was just likely to hit her.  She is merely the representative for such incidents. Zebra crossings are designed for safety of pedestrians to cross the roads. But they are turning into risky zones of death and injury. Pedestrians are always in fear of accident while crossing the roads due to distracted or reckless driving.

UML-Maoist Center unity process begins from Friday

The formal process of party unification of CPN(UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) will begin from Friday. The party unity coordination committee of the left alliance comprising UML and Maoist Centre leaders is to be held on Friday. UML has organized a meeting today for finalized the Party's agenda for the unity with CPN-Maoist Center. 

All-round Maharoof leads Kings XI to maiden win
A 39 runs cameo promoting himself at number three the Kathmandu Kings XI skipper Farveez Maharoof delivered first win of their campaign in EPL 2017. He also picked up three important wickets earlier in first innings of seventh match of the marquee cricket event. This was Kings XI’s first win in three attempts.

Chitwan’s Indian recruit Praveen Gupta was pick of the bowlers for registering the bowling figures of 4-1-23-1. Pramesh Kumar, Shahab Alam and Chitwan skipper who came to bowl the penultimate over of the match picked up one wicket each.

NKorea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation

North Korea said Thursday that a U.S. accusation that it was behind a major ransomware attack was a "grave political provocation" and vowed to retaliate. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday that North Korea will be held accountable for May's WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service.


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