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July 15, 2018 18:00 PM Republica


Sisdole landfill site packed; garbage collection after a week

Residents of Kathmandu valley will have to await another week for their wastes to be collected. Waste collection has been halted after the Sisdole landfill site reached its optimum capacity and the road has been damaged. Efforts are underway to repair the road and create more space in Sisdole, both of which would take at least a week’s time. 

Flash floods risk in hilly districts; settlements near river banks urged to stay alert

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.  The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a press release today, forecasting the possibility of flash floods in small and seasonal rivers mainly in Dolakha, Rasuwa, Dhading, Gorkha, Surkhet, Rolpa, Darchula and some other hilly districts. 

Traffic police starts road safety classes for pedestrians  

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has started offering two-hour classes on road safety to pedestrians of Kathmandu valley as a precautionary measure to curb increasing road accidents. The classes will be in operation across Kathmandu, especially in areas of high traffic. 

Do not receive calls from unknown international numbers: NTC

People have been receiving incoming calls from unknown international numbers since Saturday. There have been various tweets and posts regarding it on social media.“Often times, people from countries that have higher tariffs for international call dial random numbers to earn money,” Prativa Vaidya, spokesperson of state-owned Nepal Telecom said. 

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday’s meeting in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve:

France v Croatia : Who will win FIFA World Cup 2018?

And then there were two. 63 games filled with drama, intrigue, set-piece goals and surprise results have determined our finalists: France and Croatia. There is a distinctly 1998 feel to this World Cup Final, evoking more than a few memories of the global finals which saw France emerge victorious on home soil two decades ago. Click here to watch the full analysis.

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