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Published On: January 16, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Four- wheeler banned on KMC seven wards' inner routes

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the movement of four- wheeler on inner route of seven wards within the metropolis from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

Bhotahiti- Asan Chowk (one way) prohibited for four-wheeler

One-way: Naradevi to Indrachowk via Bhedasingh, the Tengal- Bedasingh- Indrachowk

Chhetrapti- Thahiti- Naghal- Bangemudha- Bhedasingh

12 hour four-wheel ban: Indrachwok to Asan, Indrachowk to Bhedasingh, Jyatha to Tyaud, Thahiti to Asan, Kamalaxi to Asan, Mahboudhha to Asan and Indrachwok to Batu

Nepali Congress’s Central Committee to meet on Thursday

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.  

Six-month long historic Nawadurga Dance commences

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.

NRA's assistance to quake survivors to purchase winter clothes, repair houses

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 agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

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 under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile

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.


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