July 14: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: July 14, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan


UPDATE: 60 people killed, 26 missing in monsoon havoc

At least 60 people have been confirmed killed and 26 others are missing following landslides and flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rain across the country. With the downpours now shifting toward the south, monsoon which had been in full swing since Friday has gradually decreased today.

206th birth anniversary of Aadi Kavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya being marked today

The 206th birth anniversary Aadi Kavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya is being celebrated across the country today. Acharya is the first poet of the Nepali language. He is highly honored for translating the epic, Valmiki’s Ramayan, in the local dialect about 150 years ago. Bhanubhakta’s Ramayan is known as the first major literary work in Nepali.

SAC directs govt to expedite rescue, relief operations in disaster-hit areas

State Affairs Committee of the Parliament (SAC) has directed the government to relocate the people caught in floods and landslides and to make necessary arrangements to prevent the loss of additional lives and poverty. The committee urged the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Home Affairs to expedite rescue and relief operations in the floods and landslides-hit areas.

More than 1300 people killed in road accidents in past eight years

In recent times, there has been an increasing trend in road accidents across the country. The worsening road conditions and swift growth in the volumes of vehicles are major factors contributing to the rise in accidents. According to Metropolitan Traffic Police, poor road conditions, reckless driving, over-speeding, and drunk driving are the major reasons for road accidents. 

Nepal's ambassador to Sri Lanka Bishwambher Pyakuryal resigns

Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka Dr. Bishwambher Pyakuryal has resigned from the post. Ambassador Pyakuryal put in his papers to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali one and a half months ago. Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi confirmed Republica Online Sunday morning that Pyakuryal resigned voluntarily.

Nepal clean sweeps T20I series against Malaysia

For the first time Nepali national cricket team has clean swiped the T20I bilateral series against Malaysia by 2-0 after winning the second match by 6 runs played at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.  Prior to this, Nepal had defeated Malaysia by 7 wickets on Saturday.

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