Jan 12: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: January 12, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Indian President confers honorary title on Nepal Army Chief Thapa

Indian President Ram Nath Kovinda on Saturday conferred the title of honorary general of the Indian Army on Chief of Army Staff of the Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa.

NRNA decides to hold its ninth global conference in October 2019

The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA)—the umbrella network of the diaspora community—has decided to hold its ninth global conference in October 2019 in Kathmandu.

DPM Pokhrel asks media not to disseminate disappointing news

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has urged the media not to disseminate the disappointing news. Inaugurating the round-the-clock operation of a local Great FM in east Chitwan today, DPM Pokhrel commented that the media were bringing misleading news which has created confusion among the people. 

Banks asked to open on Saturdays

Nepal Rastra Bank has directed the banks and financial institutions providing revenue deposit service to open their counters on Saturdays as well. 

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.

Nepal's thumping start at Women T20 Smash Cricket Tournament

Nepal registered its victory in the opening match of the Women T20 Smash Cricket Tournament in Thailand. It defeated China by 10 wickets, meeting the target of 49 runs posted by the rival in 8.4 balls. Nepal played without losing any wicket. 



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