July 16: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: July 16, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan

UN Secretary-General expresses sorrow over plight of flood victims

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed deep sorrow over the deadly monsoon-triggered incidents that took place across South and South-East Asia including Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar leaving many people dead, injuring and displacing many others and depriving them of their properties.

Guru Purnima being observed today

The Guru Purnima festival is being observed throughout the country by paying reverence to all teachers today. The festival, also marked as Teachers' Day, is observed on the full moon day in the month of July (Ashad Shukla Purnima in the lunar calendar). 

78 killed, 17000 displaced due to flood and landslides: MoHA

At least 78 people have been killed so far in flood and landslides whereas 32 are reported missing. According to the latest report by the Ministry of Home Affairs ( MoHA), 40 people have been injured. Similarly, 17,420 people have been displaced and 3,366 people were rescued. 

CoAS Thapa returns home after week-long US visit

Chief of the Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa has returned home on Tuesday after completing his week-long visit to the United States that began on July 8, 2019. The Nepal Army Headquarters said that his visit would strengthen its relation with the United Nations and the United States.

Dozens feared trapped as building collapses in India's Mumbai

 A four-storey residential building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday. There are people trapped under the debris. Search and rescue operations are in progress,” said P.S. Rahangdale, chief fire officer in Mumbai.

May hosts victorious England cricket team

British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the World Cup-winning England cricket team in the garden of her Downing Street residence on Monday, describing their win as “one of the great sporting spectacles of our time”. England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand in a nailbiting final Super Over on Sunday.

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