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Published On: February 28, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Prez, Veep to pay tribute to chopper crash victims

President Bidya Bhandari and Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun are heading to Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel to pay their tributes to Air Dynasty crash victims including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, according to a source at Shital Niwas. Preparations are underway to keep bodies of air crash victims at Tundikhel for condolence. Thousands of people including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Westerly winds likely to bring rainfall once again

The westerly winds are likely to bring sporadic and heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday respectively, the department of hydrology and meteorology said. The weather will be clear until tomorrow. However, we expect the westerly disturbances to bring rain once again on Saturday. The rainfall, which occurred throughout the country, led to snowfalls in the mountain and hilly regions.

Bhaktapur witnesses snowfall after 12 years

Bhaktapur city has witnessed snowfall after 12 years. Various areas in the Kathmandu Valley, including Bhaktapur has seen snowfall since this morning. 
Normal life has been affected with snowfall at Nagarkot, Changunarayan, Sudal, Tathali, Chitpole, Nakhel, Sipadi, Nalinchowk, Gundu, Ranikot and Chyampedanda of Bhaktapur. Kathmandu and Lalitpur of the Valley also saw snowfall this time. Transportation service has not been smoothly operational in touristic areas of Bhaktapur district including Nagarkot, Sudal and Ranikot due to snowfall. 


FM Gyawali addresses 40th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali addressed the high-level segment of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday.  Gyawali reiterated Nepal’s firm commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights at home, and to constructive engagement with the international community to fulfil the mandate of the Human Rights Council as its member.

White House: Trump, Kim summit ends without reaching a deal

President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit Thursday without reaching an agreement, a stunning collapse of talks that caused both leaders to leave their Vietnam meeting early and cancel a planned signing ceremony. The leaders had a “very good and constructive meeting” and discussed ways to advance “denuclearization and economic driven concepts.” She said their teams “look forward to meeting in the future.

World powers call for calm as India and Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire briefly along the contested border in Kashmir on Thursday morning, a day after the two nuclear powers both downed enemy jets, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot. The United States, China and other world powers have urged restraint from the two nations as tensions escalate following tit-for-tat airstrikes in the wake of a suicide car bombing that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Feb. 14.

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