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Published On: January 23, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Social media storms over Tootle's tax evasion

Tootle, a ride-sharing service provider, has faced strong criticism on social media after Wednesday's Republica revealed that the company was collecting 13 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) from riders for 19 months but without paying the tax to the government. People from various walks of life of the society, mostly youths, took to Twitter and Facebook to vent their ire against tax evasion by Tootle.

Air pollution, climate change biggest threat to global health: WHO

Climate change, superbugs and anti-vaccination campaigns are among the top ten biggest threats to global health in 2019, according to the World Health Organisation. Topping this year's list of the greatest environmental risk to health is air pollution and climate change. Nine out of ten people now breath polluted-air, which kills 7 million people every year, says WHO.

Kathmandu-bound 150 cargo trucks stranded at Kerung over heavy snowfall

The transportation between Nepal-China border Kerung to Kathmandu has been blocked due to heavy snowfall that occurred in Kerung on Tuesday night. Cargo trucks heading to Kathmandu from China have been stranded in Kerung due to snowfall.

In pictures: Snowfall delights farmers but brings daily life to a standstill

Mountain regions of the country have witnessed heavy snowfall after a change in weather by westerly disturbance. In the hilly regions, temperatures have dipped and there has been normal to a light drizzle. Heavy snowfall across the hilly and mountain region has affected daily lives as people, including children and the elderly struggle to keep themselves warm. However, farmers in the mountainous regions are delighted as the snow brings much-needed moisture for winter crops.  

Priyanka Gandhi pitched against PM, Yogi Adityanath in their own backyard

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, considered for long the trump card of the Congress, was pitched into politics today from politically vital Uttar Pradesh, a state that's considered the gateway to Delhi. Winning Uttar Pradesh is vital for any party that plans to capture power at the Centre. But with the state currently dominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP powerhouse Yogi Adityanath, it could turn out to be the toughest battle for the united opposition.

Pouille beats odds and Raonic to reach maiden semis

Frenchman Lucas Pouille continued his unlikely run at the Australian Open by stunning in-form Canadian Milos Raonic 7-6(4) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4 to advance to his maiden Grand Slam semi-final on Wednesday. The odds were stacked heavily against the 28th seeded Pouille on his arrival in Melbourne after he lost all three of his singles matches for France in the Hopman Cup before making a first-round exit in Sydney.






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