Jan 31: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: January 31, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Nat'l Assembly endorses Medical Education Bill

The Medical Education Bill was endorsed by parliamentarians at the National Assembly today despite protests from main opposition Nepali Congress.

Subduing democratic practices will quash autocratic regimes: Nepali Congress

The main opposition, Nepali Congress raised concerns over the KP Sharma Oli led government's steps to subdue democracy by boasting a two-thirds majority. Following opposition of Nepali Congress, the parliament has been adjourned until February 3.

Maitighar Mandala witnesses another assembly in support of Dr. Govinda KC 

People from various walks of life assembled at the Maitighar Mandala today at 1 PM in support of Dr. Govinda KC's demands. The assembly then walked up to New Baneshwor where the meetings of both the parliaments were ongoing.

Country now moves towards digital Nepal: PM Oli

Inaugurating the High Definition (HD) version of four channels of the Nepal television on the occasion of 34th anniversary of the Nepal television today, Prime Minister said that agriculture, industry, tourism, infrastructure development, energy, education and health sectors of Nepal would be modernized. 

India's unemployment rate hit 45-year high in 2017/18

India’s unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018, the Business Standard newspaper on Thursday quoted a government survey as showing, in the latest setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi just months before a tightening election.The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Business Standard reported.

Huge hole discovered in Antarctic glacier from 14 billion tons of ice melt

A hole the size of two-thirds of Manhattan and 1,000 feet deep has been found in a glacier in Antarctica. The giant cavity is growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, according to a NASA-led study.

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