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Published On: February 22, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Austrian Foreign Minister holds bilateral meeting with Gyawali

Visiting Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Kneissl held bilateral talks with her Nepali counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Friday. Austria provided financial assistance to Nepal to develop various development projects in the past. The key areas of bilateral cooperation involved hydro-electricity, conservation of ancient temples, drinking water and eco-tourism development.

UK commits continued support to Nepal's socio-economic development

The United Kingdom has expressed commitment to continue its support for Nepal's socio-economic development. The visiting Minister of State for the Armed Forces of Britain, Mark Lancaster, made this commitment during a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, at his office in Singha Durbar today. The two ministers exchanged views on Nepal-Britain relations as well as on all matters of mutual concern and interest.

Remain enrolled at the AIBT until it stops operating: Australian Embassy

 The Embassy of Australia in Nepal has advised students studying at the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) to remain enrolled at the AIBT until it stops operating. "The Embassy advises that any students studying with AIBT should remain enrolled and continue to attend classes, to ensure that the conditions of their visa are met and their recourse to the Tuition Protection Service is assured should the provider cease delivering its courses," a press statement issued by the Embassy reads.

NCP dissolves intra-party unification taskforce

The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Friday dissolved an intra-party taskforce formed to finalize the party's much-delayed unification process in local levels and sister wings. The secretariat has now been entrusted to  settle the unification process in local levels and sister wings.

India threatens to cut water flow to Pakistan, Pakistan gears for war

An Indian government minister has reiterated the country’s plan to restrict the flow of water to Pakistan from its share of rivers, the latest effort by New Delhi to pressure its neighbor after a militant attack in Kashmir. “Our government has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan,” Nitin Gadkari, transport and water resources minister. He added that the country would divert water from eastern rivers and supply it to its people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab states.

Nepal beat UAE to win third match under ICC Women T20 World Cup Qualifier Asia

Nepal defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to win its third match under the ICC Women T20 World Cup Qualifier Asia-2019 going on in Thailand. In the match held today at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Nepal met a target of 42 runs posted by the UAE in 10.2 overs at a loss of three wickets. Nepali squad captain Rubina Chhetri contributed the maximum 18 runs to the team while Kajal Shrestha made 15 runs and Sarita Rana Magar played with six runs. 


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