Nepali Congress will hold its central committee meeting at 11 AM on Thursday at Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar. The decision to hold the meeting comes after Ram Chandra Paudel faction met with Prime Minister and chairperson of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday.
The six-month long Nawadurga Nacch (Dance) also known as the 'fish killing festival' has kicked off from Suryamadhi of Bhaktapur from the day of Maghe Sankranti festival that is celebrated on the first of the Nepali month Magh. This historic dance was originated during the Malla period (10th-18th century) and has tantric origins.
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has allocated money for the survivors of the April 2015 earthquake in Jhapa district to purchase warm clothes and repair their houses. 811 quake-affected families will receive Rs 25,000 to purchase warm clothes and repair their houses.
Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbors. The bilateral repatriation plan, which Myanmar said would begin next Tuesday, was greeted with some skepticism from NGOs, who said it did not adequately address questions of safety, livelihoods and permanent resettlement.
Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasingly present.