Jan 20: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: January 20, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Prime Minister Oli to leave for Switzerland today

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is to leave for Davos of Switzerland later today to participate in the conference on Annual World Economic Forum.

Former NPC vice presidents express solidarity with Dr KC's hunger strike

Former Vice Presidents of National Planning Commission, Swarnim Wagle and Govinda Raj Pokharel, have expressed their solidarity with Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Govinda KC who has been staging 16th hunger strike for the past two weeks.

Data collection on chhaugoth begins in Bajura

Works have begun to collect data of chhaugoths (menstrual huts) at 69 wards of nine local levels in the district. The data collection is being carried out by police persons. 

Sitaula urges govt not to block budget for GP Koirala Memorial Hall

Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has urged the government not to obstruct the release of a budget to the GP Koirala Memorial Hall which is under construction in Jhapa district.

U.S. District Court confirms Press TV journalist detained as a material witness

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi was arrested in the U.S. for her advocacy of African Americans, says a petition on change.org under the headline “FREE MARZIEH HASHEMI - American Citizen- Journalist”. crimes. “Sister Marzieh Hashemi is a political prisoner who is being punished by [sic] for her advocacy for the AFRICAN AMERICAN Community,” said the petition, which was aiming at 15,000 signatories and had already surpassed 10,000 by the time of this report on Saturday at 19:00, Tehran time.

Nadal blows away Berdych to reach quarter-finals

Rafal Nadal routed Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) in a center court masterclass to charge into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. The 2009 champion was relentless at Rod Laver Arena, claiming the first two sets in an astonishing 51 minutes as the former world number four Czech suffered a dreadful start.


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