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.
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.
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 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.
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.