Jan 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: January 8, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Dr KC begins hunger strike demanding resignation of CJ Parajuli

Senior orthopedic at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr Govinda KC has begun his hunger strike from Monday afternoon at 4 pm. Earlier in the day, organizing a press meet, Dr KC informed that he is beginning the hunger strike for 14th times demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli. He demanded probe upon CJ Parajuli.

FNJ says police not authorized to write to editors seeking explanation

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has said Nepal Police does not have the authority to shoot letters to the editors, seeking to know the source of news that is published or broadcast and requiring the editor to be present at the police station for an explanation over the issue of that news. 

Ex-King in Lucknow, meets UP CM Adityanath

Former King Gyanendra Shah, who is in a tour of the western region, has reached Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.  Former King Shah met pro-Hindu BJP leader and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday morning at the latter official residence in Lucknow, according to twitter of CM Adityanath.


Woman dies due to Chhaupadi

A 22-year-old woman who was banished to a hut nearby her house in Achham following the monthly period was found dead last night. She is Gauri Budha, spouse of Birendra Budha of Bhairavsthan of Turmakhand Rural Municipality-3. 

12th South Asian Seven-a-side Football Championship from Jan 13

The 12th South Asian Seven-a-side Football Championship is going to be organized in Pokhara from January 13-18. At a press meet organized here today, President of Nepal Seven-a-side Football Federation, Nabin Pun said that all the preparation for the Championship has been completed. Players from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan, and Pakistan will participate in the Championship. 

Trump allies defend him against book's claim

Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office. Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, in a combative appearance Sunday described the book as “nothing but a pile of trash through and through.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Trump was “completely fit” to lead the country.

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