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Published On: July 2, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Nribesh Nepal

NCP leader Nepal expresses concerns over govt's lackluster performance

Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has expressed serious concerns over the government’s unpopular performance. Addressing 19th General Assembly of Former Lawmakers’ Forum, NCP senior leader Nepal said that the people are dissatisfied with the government due to its plan devoid of emphasis on infrastructural development, the appointment of government employees based on favoritism, etc.

Protest held against death penalty decree by Sri Lankan president in capital

Various organizations including the Amnesty International Nepal have launched peaceful protest against Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's signing on June 26 a decree for executing death sentence to four people convicted of drug offense. Along with AI Nepal, Advocacy Forum, Accountability Watch Group, Jury Nepal and Common Platform of Conflict Victims protested in front of the Sri Lankan Embassy at local Maharajgunj today.

Registrar Upreti defends fairness of exam conducted by TU


Registrar of Tribhuvan University Dilli Ram Upreti has said the mistake made in publishing the results of the exam taken by Surendra Koirala was caused by human error. Koirala's transcript contains 69 marks in one subject at the exam of master level exam of economics conducted by TU. However, it was reported in media outlets that he was given only 9 marks by the teacher who assessed his answer sheet.

Minister Khanal rules out possibility of cabinet reshuffle

Minister for Agriculture Chakrapani Khanal said on Tuesday that there is no possibility of the cabinet reshuffle in the immediate future. Addressing a press conference in Butwal, the minister brushed aside the rumors of the cabinet reshuffle. "However, it falls under the jurisdiction of the prime minister to reshuffle the cabinet whenever he wants," Khanal said claiming that the government is doing its best to serve the country's interests.

Heavy rains in India kill 27, cripple Mumbai

Monsoon rains caused wall collapses that killed 27 people in India on Tuesday, as the second day of bad weather disrupted rail and air traffic in the financial capital Mumbai, prompting officials to shut schools and offices, though markets were open. Heavy rain brought a wall crashing down on shanties built on a hill slope in Malad, a western suburb of Mumbai, a fire brigade official said, killing 18 people.

World Bank unit implicated in Latin America graft scandal

María Victoria Guarín was a key adviser on Colombia’s biggest-ever transportation project: a 1,000-kilometer highway across mountainous terrain connecting the capital to busy Caribbean ports. As an investment officer for a World Bank unit, it was her job to help the government set the terms for competitive bidding by contractors. It turns out she was also married to a senior executive of a company that won part of the very contract she helped to oversee.

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