Jan 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: January 2, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Left Alliance students burn PM's effigy protesting against petro-price hike

Student unions associated to Left Alliance burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to protest against the price hike of petroleum products. The police intervened in the protest and fired two rounds of teargas shells to disperse the protestors, injuring one.

Govt preparing to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare National Assembly poll date

The government has made preparation to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare the date for National Assembly election in consultation with major political parties. PM Deuba will hold consultations with CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Presidium Chairman of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Mahantha Thakur, and Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, in this regard. 

CAAN to be split into two autonomous bodies

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) will be divided into two autonomous entities; regulatory and aviation infrastructure development body to meet ICAO standards while ensuring welfare of the employees. 

Prithvi Highway to be shut for 6 hours every day

Starting today, the Narayanghad-Muglin highway will be shut down from 10 PM to 4 AM for road maintenance. During closed hours, contractors will work to demolish mountains and other works that would be difficult to carry out during day. Passenger buses will be halted at Jugedi, Mugling and Benitar while trucks will be halted at Ramnagar, Labortar and Abukhaireni.  

SC re-recognizes Rana-led NOC

Supreme Court (SC) has decided to re-recognize the Rukma Shamsher Rana-led Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) and has scraped all the writs filed by different petitioners including Jeevan Ram Shrestha. The verdict ends all animosity between two warring faction Rana-led committee and Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan-led committee, which is recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC).  

US blocks $255 million military aid to Pakistan

The United States has suspended its USD 255 million military aid to Pakistan for now, the White House has confirmed, saying the fate of such assistance will depend on Islamabad’s response to terrorism on its soil. The confirmation comes on the same day when US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years.


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