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Published On: July 4, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan

Wave of syringe attack reaches Terai, one teacher falls prey to it

After a series of syringe attacks that recently took place in Kathmandu went viral on social media, a similar kind of incident has taken place in Dhanusha district.  Madan Adhikari was attacked with a syringe-like object on Thursday morning in Dhanusadham of Dhanusha district near Baluwa river when he was going to a school where he teaches.

Chand-led group member held with arms cache in Sankhuwasabha

Police on Thursday confiscated 110 rounds of bullets, one Self-Loading Rifle (SLR) and one Light Machine Gun (LMG) with its magazines in Sankhuwasabha. During a raid, a team of police seized the arms allegedly possessed by the cadres of outlawed Chand-led outfit from Mewa Khola area in the district.

One Nepali man killed in Tuesday night's attack in Libya

One Nepali man was killed in the attack that took place on Tuesday night in the eastern part of Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. The deceased has been identified as Santosh Shrestha who was brought to Libya by human traffickers who promised him to take him to Italy for employment.

Gangster-turned provincial assembly member Manange joins ruling NCP

Rajiv Gurung alias Dipak Manange, a provincial assembly member of Gandaki Province, joined the ruling Nepal Communist Party. CM Gurung also handed over the party's statute to Gurung. In January this year, Manange, who was elected a provincial assembly member of Province 4 from Manang (B) as an independent candidate, took the oath of office and secrecy in Pokhara.

Trump officials say U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week

Top representatives from the United States and China are arranging to resume talks next week to try to resolve a year-long trade war between the world’s two largest economies, Trump administration officials said on Wednesday. “Those talks will continue in earnest this coming week,” White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters in a briefing.

Netherlands reach first World Cup final with extra-time rocket

A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent European Champions the Netherlands into their first women’s World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their last-four clash on Wednesday. The 24-year-old midfielder scored in the 99th minute when she collected a deflected pass outside the box and struck it expertly into the bottom right corner of the goal to put the Dutch into Sunday’s final against holders the United States.

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