Jan 16: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: January 16, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Prime Minister Oli to meet Vietnamese counterpart, G20 leaders in Davos

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is visiting Switzerland from January 22 to 25, will hold meetings with leaders from various countries including Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the margins of Annual World Economic Forum, sources said on Wednesday.  Leading a 19-member high-powered delegation, Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to leave for Switzerland on January 20.

Upper House session: lawmakers draw government attention to contemporary issues

Speaking in a zero hour of the National Assembly (NA) session today, the Upper House members drew the attention of the government to several contemporary issues. 

Bajura police launch campaign to dismantle chhaugoth

The District Police Office has launched a campaign to dismantle chhaugoth, a small hut designated for menstruating women and girls away from house. The deep-rooted practice of Chhaupadi is taking its toll, especially in the western and far western districts wherein menstruating women and girls are forced away from house.

Nepal Chamber of Commerce signs MoU with India's Trade Promotion Council

Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) and Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote bilateral trade, commerce and investment, on Wednesday. Amid a function, NCC Chairman Rajesh Kaji Shrestha and Deputy Director General of TPCI Kapil Gupta signed the MoU in the Indian Capital New Delhi.

Kenyan president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

Kenya's security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 "innocent lives," the country's president said Wednesday. "All the terrorists have been eliminated," President Uhuru Kenyatta said in announcing an end to the operation to secure the complex in the capital, Nairobi.

Nepal enters semifinal as group leader

Nepal has entered semi-finals as a group leader after registering fourth straight win in the ongoing Women T20 Smash Cricket Tournament underway in Thailand. Today, Nepal defeated host team Thailand by nine wickets in the last match of the group stage held at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Bangkok. Nepal reached the target of 20 runs in 3.3 overs at the loss of one wicket.

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