Jan 7: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: January 7, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SC reinstates sacked IOM dean Dr Sharma

The Supreme Court has ordered the government to reinstates Dr Shashi Sharma, sacked dean of Institute of Medicine (IOM) to work in the capacity of the Dean of the institute.

Mercury dips to zero degree Celsius in Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley has recorded the coldest day of this year so far with the temperature recorded at zero degree Celsius on Sunday morning. According to Weather Forecasting Division, the lowest temperature was recorded zero degree Celsius while it was 14 degree Celsius at 11:00 am. The temperature of Kathmandu valley had fallen to one degree Celsius on January 4-6.

Educationist Dr Pokharel passes away

Outgoing Member of Parliament and educationist Dr Baburam Pokharel passed away today. He was 67. Dr Pokharel, a heart patient, was rushed to the hospital after he fell down in the toilet at around 6:00 this morning. He was however declared dead on arrival at 7:15 at Norvic Hospital Thapathali, according to the hospital sources. 

Provincial parliament secretariat operation to cost 2.55 billion annually

The cost of operation of all the seven provincial parliament secretariats is estimated to be around Rs. 2.55 billion annually, according to a study carried out by the Legislature-Parliament Secretariat. 

42nd National Athletic Championship kicks off

42nd National Athletic Championship has begun at the Sports City Ground Ithari today. A total of 187 athletes are participating in the Championship. Nepal Athletics Association has organised the three-day Championship in coordination with Morang Athletics Association. 

NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia. 

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