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Published On: July 23, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

“What has Nepali Congress done?” Oli fumes fire

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli slammed Nepali Congress for lacking agenda and questioned the role of Nepali Congress in the country’s development after 1950 AD.“Twice, Nepali Congress was in power and enjoyed majority. It later led many governments. But what has it done so far?” Oli said adding that the Democratic Party had forced shut down various industries that led to the migration of youths.

Valley waste collection resumes

The garbage that has been piled up in the Kathmandu Valley for the past one month is being picked up today. The solid waste collection was halted for around a month in lack of space for garbage management after the Nuwakot-based Sisdole landfill site was packed with garbage. 

Pilgrims throng Devghat Dham on Shrawan's first Monday

Pilgrims have thronged sacred pilgrimage site Devghat Dham today to observe the Asar Shukla or Harisayani Ekadashi and the first Monday in the Nepali month Shrawan as well. Devotees pack into the temple for worship on the first Monday of Shrawan every year with the belief that one can get blessings from worshipping at the temple.

Nepal's stolen gods

Tens of thousands of Nepalese antiquities have been lost from Upper Mustang since 1980s. While some are legally purchased, many, they say, are stolen and sold into the $8bn-a-year illegal black art market. On the global art market, Himalayan statues of deities fetch millions of dollars. But to the Nepalese, they are living gods who are being stolen from their communities.

Southampton look to offload players before adding to squad

According to Premier league side’s manager Mark Hughes, Southampton will have to sell players to facilitate the arrival of new signings in the remainder of the transfer window. The south coast club have already brought in four players ahead of the new season with defender Jannik Vestergaard, forward Mohamed Elyounoussi, midfielder Stuart Armstrong and goalkeeper Angus Gunn joining the team.

Lavrov underlines importance of helping Syria in reconstruction

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov underlined the importance of helping Syria in the reconstruction of the country after the end of the crisis in it. Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that there was a telephone call between Lavrov and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi in which the two sides discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly in Syria in light of the successful process of combating terrorism in southwestern Syria.



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