July 11: 6 things to know by 6 pm today

Published On: July 11, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Sanskriti Acharya

MoFA responsible for answering questions on pesticide test controversy, says Khanal

Minister for Agriculture Chakrapani Khanal on Thursday said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) should answer questions raised about the Indian letter urging Nepal not to conduct pesticide test on Indian fruits and vegetables. Speaking at an interaction program in the capital, Khanal said that the MoFA had informed his ministry of the letter received from the Indian Embassy that urged Nepal government not to conduct pesticide residue test on vegetables and fruits imported from India.

World Population Day being observed today

World population has reached a staggering 7.7 billion. According to the UN Department of Economic Affairs, Nepal’s population is expected to stop growing by the end of 2100 due to falling fertility rates. “Nepal’s population of 28.6 million in 2019 will increase to 36.45 million in 2053,” reads the report. The report has predicted that Nepal’s population will decline after 2053, while it will just have a population of 27.3 million by the end of 2100.

Inland Revenue Office raids Fun Valley Company on charge of evading tax

Inland Revenue Office (IRD), Bhaktapur has raided Kathmandu Fun Valley Company at Palanshe, Bhaktapur following a complaint that the company had been evading the tax for a long time. The IRD officials said that the company had produced fake bills to evade taxes. Head of the revenue office, Surya Prasad Pokhrel said that the documents of the company were seized for further investigation.

32 Nepali nationals rescued alive in bus accident in India

Thirty-two Nepali nationals were rescued alive by Indian police after a Nepal-bound bus plunged into Sharda canal at Phoolbehad village of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, Indian media reported. The ill-fated bus, which was en route to Dang district from Shimla of India, had a close shave after it plunged into Sharda canal at around 5 am on Wednesday.

Bangalore building collapse kills three Nepali nationals

Three Nepali nationals among the five persons killed when a building collapsed in Banglore.The incident occurred on Tuesday morning. The deceased Nepali have been identified as Narayan Khadka, 28, his wife Niru Khadka, 26, and daughter Anushka Khadka, 4, of Thalara rural municipality, Bajhang.

Pakistan PM hits out at poor railways as crash kills 11, injures dozens

A passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train in Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 under overturned carriages, police said, with the prime minister blaming aging, poorly maintained rail infrastructure. The Akbar Express, heading to the western city of Quetta from Lahore, crashed into the freight train in the Sadiqabad area of Punjab province’s southern Rahim Yar Khan district, destroying five carriages and trapping passengers.

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