JULY 20: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: July 20, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Kenyan detectives rescue 21 Nepali girls

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations of Kenya rescued 21 Nepali girls who were working illegally in two famous strip clubs of Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya. Detectives raided the two strip clubs yesterday night where they also arrested three perpetrators who will be charged for various offences under The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act (Act No.8 of 2010).” 

Police dismisses ‘bullet rumor’ in Jumla, doctors slam the lie

While Nepal Police rebuked rumors that Kamal Acharya, a police constable, was injured by bullet shot at Jumla yesterday, doctors and radiologists claimed the police were telling a lie.  A doctor from Karnali Academy of Health Sciences confirmed that the X-ray was of the police constable who was injured in yesterday’s incident at Jumla.

Number of narcotic drug users up in Mahottari

The number of narcotic drug users is increasing in Mahottari, according to the district police office.  According to statistics, the cases surged from 25 last year to 45 this year.  Majority of the drug users were between 15 to 30 years of age.

Cross roads stinking and disease outbreak looming in Kathmandu

Solid wastes dumped at road intersections have started to reek, thereby increasing probability of spread of diseases in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.  Doctors have warned of an outbreak of diseases like cholera, typhoid and respiratory ailment if the solid waste was not immediately removed. Kathmandu Metropolitan City has not been able to manage the city waste as the road leading to the dumping site at Sisdole remains obstructed due to flooding following the recent incessant rains. Around 500 metric tonnes solid waste a day is generated in Kathmandu alone at present.

WhatsApp is adding new restrictions again as killings continue in India

In desperate efforts to end mob lynching in India, WhatsApp is adding new a restriction again as killings in its biggest market goes unabated.  In its new attempt, WhatsApp aims to limit forwarding messages. This is the third major attempt by the company in three weeks to stop fake rumors from spreading on its platform.  

Fabregas begs Hazard to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has urged team mate Eden Hazard not to leave the Premier League club amid reports that the Belgium forward is bound for Real Madrid. During the World Cup in Russia, Hazard revealed he was considering leaving the club he had joined in 2012.



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