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Published On: February 24, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica


NCP admits bombing Ncell HQ, towers

The Netra Bikram Chand led Nepal Communist Party has claimed responsibility of the bomb explosion at Ncell's office and 15 towers across the country. According to the report, two leaders of NCP on condition of anonymity said that the incidents of the past two days were "in line with the party's policy." The duo said that the party would bring its official statement later today.  

Student union pelts stone in Nepali Congress’s intra party debate

A debate between Krishna Prasad Sitaula and founding faction of Nepal Students Union turned nasty in the secretariat meeting of Nepali Congress at Sanepa. Following a debate, the two groups pelted stones at one another. The founding faction of the Nepali Congress’s sister wing has proposed to restrict youth leaders above 32 years while the Sitaula faction is against it.  

Police step up security, urges public to report “suspicious objects immediately”

The Nepal Police has stepped up security measures following the attack on Ncell’s office at Nakkhu and towers across the country. Apart from nabbing suspects involved in the incident, police have also increased their presence and changed their duty patterns to ensure safety and security. According to Manita Pokhrel, media officer at Nepal Mediciti Hospital, “Both the patients are out of danger.”

List of NCP's attacks in 2018-19 from our record

The Netra Bikram Chand led Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary) has been allegedly involved in the bomb blast at Ncell’s head office at Nakkhu on Friday. Here are a list of incidents that the party has been involved from 2018 to 2019 on our record.

Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to serve as diplomat to United States

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defence minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, a daughter of the kingdom’s longtime ambassador to Washington Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, faces a stark challenge in improving ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

India team will follow nation's lead on Pakistan - Virat Kohli

India’s cricket team were “shocked” by the recent suicide bomber attack in Kashmir and will follow the nation’s lead on whether to boycott a World Cup match against Pakistan in June, captain Virat Kohli has said. An attack claimed by Pakistan-based militants killed dozens of Indian paramilitary troops in the disputed Himalayan region on Feb 14.


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