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Published On: January 15, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Devotees flock to Rurukshetra to observe Maghe Sankranti (photo feature)

Devotees have thronged Rurukshetra, a confluence of Kaligandaki and Ridi rives on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti on Tuesday.  Rurukshetra lies in the western Nepal, about 96 km to the north of Lumbini and 30 km to the northwest of Tansen.

Civil society members urge gov't, political parties to save life of Dr Govinda KC

Civil society members on Tuesday urged the government and political parties representing in the parliament to save the life of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC. In a press release, the civil society members urged the government and political parties representing in the parliament to incorporate demands of Dr KC while endorsing the National Medical Education bill in the parliament.

BSP to hold party 1st general convention next year following party's split

Terming the party’s latest split as “an unexpected and unfortunate,” Bibeksheel Sajha Party has (BSP) has decided to prepare a review report. A central committee meeting held in Bakhundole today conducted a preliminary review on the latest turmoil of the party and made nine various decisions to break the confusion left by the split after Ujjwal Thapa registered a new party Bibeksheel Nepali Party on last Friday (January 11).

CIAA arrrests Assistant Registrar Panthi for taking bribes of Rs 1 lakh

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested Assistant Registrar of Company Registrar Office, Kathmandu Geeta Kumari Panthi on the charge of taking bribes of Rs 100,000 from a service seeker, on Tuesday. Spokesperson at the CIAA Rameshwor Dangal said that a team deployed from the anti-graft body arrested Panthi and her daughter from the parking area at a private bank in Kathmandu Municipality-14. 

Britain's May faces defeat in parliament over Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of defeat in a historic vote in parliament on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, leaving the country in limbo about its membership of the world’s biggest trading bloc, which has shaped its economy for decades. May urged lawmakers on Monday to take a second look at her deal but parliament appeared set to reject the agreement in a voting session due to start at 1900 GMT.

Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left. In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams looked to be at her dominant best, overpowering Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in the first round Tuesday.

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