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Published On: December 26, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

NCP Chair Dahal admits lapses on govt’s part in Nirmala case probe

Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the Nirmal murder-rape case has raised a serious question on the efficiency of the government. Speaking at the Parliament’s winter session that began from Wednesday leader Dahal stated that the Nirmala case is an inhuman, grave and condemnable case.

Dahal calls for party unification in district level, sister organizations by mid-January

Co-chairman of Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed to set up an intra-party taskforce in a bid to finalize the party's much-delayed unification process in district level and various sister organizations by mid-January. The proposal comes at a time when the party's unification process in district level and various sister organization has not taken place even ten months after the merger and unification between the two communist parties—CPN (UML) and CPN Maoist Centre.

School van full of children, traffic police misses all the way

A school van was hoarding children around the age of seven from Supreme Court's roadside to the Central Zoo via Kan Devtathan of Sanepa. A small video shows that children, the majority of who were standing or squeezed inside the van, were clinging to the window pane. Appalling was the fact that the route, which has a heavy concentration of traffic police personnel, missed the packed school van, even when vehicles have to wait for the traffic to enter Kan Devta Than, which falls on the right-hand side.

Ravi Oad, Nepal Idol Season 2's winner bereaved

Ravi Oad, the winner of Nepal Idol Season 2,  has been bereaved. Oad's mother, Bisna sustained critical injuries receiving electric shock while switching on a water pump on Wednesday morning. She passed away while being rushed to Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi. Her body has been handed over to her kin following postmortem.

Pakistan's journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistani journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, are pressuring media outlets to quash critical coverage. The newly elected government is meanwhile slashing its advertising budget, squeezing a key source of revenue for private newspapers and TV stations. Authorities are shutting down websites and are also targeting social media, asking Twitter to suspend accounts and submitting thousands of requests to Facebook to take down pages for a variety of reasons, ranging from criticism of the military to propagating hate and insulting Islam.

Messi-less Barcelona messy:  Jordi Cruyff

Former Barcelona player Jordi Cruyff has warned his former club to learn from what happened at Real Madrid after the departure of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal star stunned the football world when he switched his loyalties to Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window for a record Euro 100million. 

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