JAN 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: January 27, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Nepal Student Union burns Prime Minister Oli's effigy in capital

The Nepal Student Union (NSU), the student wing of major opposition Nepali Congress, burnt effigy of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in front of various campuses in the capital on Sunday morning. The NSU cadres took to the street in protest of recently-endorsed National Medical Education Bill from the Parliament saying that the bill failed to address the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC who has been launching fast-unto-death for the past three weeks.

Injured CDO Bhattarai airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment

Chief District Officer Ganesh Bhattarai, who was seriously injured in yesterday's jeep accident in Bara district, has been airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment today. Bhattarai was brought to Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital via helicopter at around 12 noon. A team of doctors from the hospital had reached Birgunj to airlift CDO Bhattarai, whose condition is critical.

Conservationists urge locals to protect rare King Cobra

are underway to protect King Cobra, a rare species of snake found in the Koshepani forest at Ghatan of Beni municipality-9. The spot of the rare species of reptile has drawn a growing number of visitors to take its glimpse. King cobra is commonly found in Tarai and protected areas and is lately migrating to mid-hilly areas due to climate change. The snake is found in 16 countries of South Asia and South East Asia.  

Poonam Khetrapal Singh re-appointed WHO regional director for South-East Asia

Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been re-appointed the regional director for World Health Organization South-East Asia, for a second five-year term. The WHO Executive Board held in Geneva unanimously endorsed Khetrapal Singh on Saturday, who was earlier also unanimously nominated by its 11 member countries of the region for another five years, according to a press release issued by the WHO in Geneva.

27 dead as bombs hit cathedral in Philippines during Mass

Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people and wounding 77 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. 

ICC hands Pakistan captain four-match suspension over racist remark

The International Cricket Council handed Sarfraz Ahmed a four-match suspension on Sunday after a racist remark made by the Pakistan captain was picked up by a stump microphone in South Africa last week. Sarfraz was heard making a comment in Urdu about Andile Phehlukwayo during last week's one day international in Durban, where the South African all-rounder earned a match-winning partnership with Rassie van der Dussen.




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