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Published On: January 17, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Cabinet meeting finalizes Provincial capitals, chiefs

The cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister’s Residence, Baluwatar has finalized temporary capitals and provincial chiefs of all seven provinces.  Kindly click the story headline for details.

Left alliance agrees on 43 seats of NA

The joint task force of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has agreed on the 43 seats out of 56 seats of the National Assembly (NA) allocation left alliance. The meeting held at Singha Durbar on Wednesday, the meeting has agreed to decide on remaining seats on consensus with other parties within few days. According to CPN (MC) leader and one of the task force member Matrika Yadav , the task force has decided for 29 seats for CPN-UML whereas CPN(MC) will get 14 seats.

Free ambulance service for Rukum expectant mothers for delivery

To minimize maternal and infant deaths during child birth and promote safe delivery Aathbiskot municipality of Rukum has started to provide free ambulance service. Health institutions are not accessible easily to many rural parts of the district, and as a result, expectant mothers in many cases are forced to give birth at home risking their lives. 

Narayangadh – Muglin road to be closed for six hours at night

The Narayangadh-Muglin road section is to be closed for vehicular traffic for six hours at night from today. The road section was opened for traffic 24 hours in the last four days for the convenience of the people in view of the Maghe Sankranti festival. Road widening works are underway in the 34-kilometres of the road stretch. 

Thousands of women take to streets across country to demand reproductive rights

Women across Poland are set to protest against attempts by the government to further restrict access to abortion. Demonstrations across at least 50 cities have been organised by Polish Women’s Strike, a coalition of women’s rights groups.

Man United’s longstanding dream to sign CR 7 for $25.7m-a-year could happen

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is keen on leaving the Santiago Bernabeu outfit and rejoin Manchester United after the Portuguese international “felt betrayed” by club president Florentino Perez over a reported broken promises of a pay rise.


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