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Published On: January 21, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

House of Representatives adjourned following NC lawmakers' protest

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara adjourned the meeting of House of Representatives of the Parliament following the protest of lawmakers from the Nepali Congress, on Monday.  Speaking at the parliament session, Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party deputy leader, strongly criticized the government's preparations to table the much-hyped National Medical Education Bill at the parliament for its endorsement.

Congress lawmakers disrupt National Assembly

Major opposition Nepali Congress lawmakers have disrupted the session of today's National Assembly. Protesting the government's preparation to scrap the hospitals established in the name of Former Congress Presidents Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala, the NC lawmakers obstructed the meeting.

Indian leadership willing to enhance ties with Nepal at political level: Pandey

Chief of the publicity department of Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) Bishwadeep Panday has said that the Indian leadership is willing to further enhance ties with Nepal at the political level. Pandey, who is on a week-long visit to India, has said that the Indian leaders are willing to boost ties with Nepal at the political level.

Senior actor Ganesh Munal passes away

Veteran actor Ganesh Munal has passed away on Monday. ​Munal breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Bir Hospital in the capital. He was suffering from asthma. Last rites for Munal is being performed at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. ​Munal has performed in Nepali movies including Seto Bagh, Premyuddha, Ghampani.

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” 

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year’s Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women.

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