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Published On: July 1, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan

Ruling, opposition party lawmakers object to bill on nuclear use

Speaking at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Health, Bhim Rawal, a leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, objected to the proposed nuclear bill arguing that it is against the national interests. "The government should have been careful while drafting such a controversial bill," he said.

PM Oli warns of seeking strategic partner to run NAC

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government will not provide the state-run Nepal Airlines Corporation(NAC) with money even in an insignificant amount under the existing circumstance. Oli clarified that the government has no trust in the management team of the NAC, which has incurred loss amounting to Rs 37 billion.

KU professors ask registrar Sharma not to take significant decisions

All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the sister wing of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has padlocked the Kathmandu University (KU) for the past six days. Administrative works and classes were brought to a halt after the agitating students padlocked the university. Professors have vented their ire at the university administration as it showed an apathy toward the resumption of classes closed since the agitation began. 

Police, outlawed CPN cadres engage in exchange of fire in Sankhuwasabha

A joint team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force engaged in an exchange of fire with the cadres of the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) in Sankhuwasabha district on Monday morning. The incident took place at around 9:30 am today when the police team encountered with dozens of armed cadres of the CPN at Silichong rural municipality of the district, according to local authorities.

Three dead, seven injured as a truck hits Magic van in Siraha

 Three persons were killed and seven others injured as a truck hit a Tata Magic van at Lahan Municipality along the East-West Highway on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Ganapati Mahara, 35, a resident of Golbazar Municipality, Bachiyadevi Ram, 60, a local of Bariyapatti Rural Municipality and Bunumaya Lama,45, a local of Dhangadhimai Municipality.

Bus crashes into gorge in India’s Kashmir, killing 31

An overcrowded minibus crashed into a gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, killing at least 31 people and injuring another 7, officials said. The bus plunged off the Himalayan mountain road as its driver negotiated a curve and rolled down into a 150-meter (500-foot) deep gorge along a rocky stream.

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