Jan 22: 6 things to know by 6 PM

January 22, 2019 18:00 PM


House to next meet on Friday

The federal parliament meeting has been adjourned for 1 pm Friday. “The federal parliament meeting which was twice postponed following protest by the main opposition Nepali Congress today could not take place due to special reason. The meeting has been adjourned for 1 pm Friday,” said a press note issued by the parliament.

Bhutan's Queen Mother arrives in Nepal

Queen Mother of Bhutan, Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, is currently on a personal trip to Nepal, sources said on Tuesday. Wangchuk arrived in Kathmandu on Monday, according to sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wangchuk offered special worships at Swayambhunath on Tuesday morning. During her week-long visit, she is visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, sources added.

Three ambassadors' names endorsed

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the Federal Parliament has approved the names of the three proposed ambassadors to Canada, Switzerland and Kuwait.  Today's meeting of Committee has endorsed Bhrigu Dhungana for Canada, Mani Prasad Bhattarai for Switzerland and Durga Prasad Bhandari for Kuwait. 

Snowfall and incessant rain affect life in Kalikot

Snowfall and incessant rainfall have brought the normal life of the district to a grinding halt. The snowfall which started on Monday night is still continuing. With the snowfall, the temperature has also plummeted.

Afghan officials: Death toll rises to 45 in Taliban attack

Afghan officials say the brazen Taliban attack on a military base in an eastern province the previous day had killed at least 45 people, most of them military personnel.

Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Tuesday and received a two-year suspended sentence. The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines.

 


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