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Published On: July 13, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

N. Korea inspires patriotism: Home Minister Thapa

During a meeting between Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and North Korean ambassador to Nepal, the two dwelled to strengthen mutual collaboration and cooperation to enrich relationship. Thapa praised political development between North and South Korea and expressed hopes of suitable results with the nuclear disarmament as he added that North Korea was a source of inspiration for patriotism.

Divorce cases up in Salyan

A total of 133 divorce cases, majority of which are sought by females were registered at Salyan’s district court this year against 99 last year. Of it, 101 are divorce while 32 are divorce with alimony. The surge has been due to early marriage which eventually led to misunderstandings and falling out of love with increasing age. 

Five killed, eight injured in Sindhupalchok Bolero mishap

Five passengers were killed and eight others sustained injuries after a jeep veered 400 meters off the road in Sindhupalchowk. The bolero jeep, Lu 1 Kha 999 was enroute to Manekharka from Kiteni at time of accident. Those injured are undergoing treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.  

Japan provides Rs 274.1 million grant assistance for JDS Scheme

The government of Japan has provided Rs 274.1 million grant assistance under Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) for Nepal in Japan's Fiscal year 2018. The scholarship is designed to support human resource development of friendly nations and strengthen partnership between recipient countries and Japan by utilizing human relation chains to address future global needs. 

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers

Climate change has reduced nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years. The surface area of its six glaciers has shrunk from 45 square kilometers in 2010 to 37 square kilometers in 2017, for a decline of 18 percent.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7 billion in baby powder lawsuit

A jury awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. The jury announced the $4.14 billion award in punitive damages shortly after awarding $550 million in compensatory damages after a six-week trial in St Louis Circuit Court.






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