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Published On: July 8, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan

Nepal lacks labs to conduct pesticide residue tests: Minister Yadav 

Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav on Monday admitted that the government backtracked on its decision to conduct pesticide residue tests on fruits and vegetables imported from India and third countries due to lack of modern labs at the customs points.

CoAS Thapa to meet top US defense officials

Chief of the Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa will hold meetings with US military officials during his week-long visit to the United States, the Nepal Army stated on Monday. In a press statement, the Nepal Army Headquarters said that Thapa will hold talks with Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces Paul J. 

Police arrests syringe attack suspect

Police have arrested a suspect for the alleged syringe attack on Monday from Chardobato, Banepa. The arrestee, Khagendra Prasad Pathak, a permanent resident of Syangja, had been staying in Kavre to prepare for the examination of the Public Service Commission.

Nepal-India agree to address problems for project implementation

Nepal and India have agreed to address the problems and obstacles for the smooth implementation of the projects. Both countries, in the seventh meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism held in the capital on Monday, have decided to expedite works in order for early completion of the projects, according to a press released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

29 killed, several injured in Agra bus accident

Twenty-nine people were killed and several others injured when a bus fell into a drain on Yamuna Expressway on Monday morning, according to media reports.  The ill-fated bus was en route to New Delhi from Lucknow when it lost its control on the expressway and fell into Jharna Nullah near Kuberpur in Agra.

Rapinoe and Lavelle give U.S. fourth World Cup title

The United States won a record-extending fourth women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday as second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle confirmed their status as the leading power in the women’s game.

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