The number of reported rape cases continues to rise despite strict laws in Nepal, the latest data from the Nepal Police said. The incidents of forceful rape were found sharply increased over the past year, the data said. According to the data maintained by Nepal Police Headquarters, the incidents of forceful rape increased by 18% this year compared to last year.
Tensions ran high at Dadeldhura Hospital following the demise of a new mother on Saturday. Gita Tamrakar, 26, of Amargadhi municipality, who gave birth to a child at the hospital through surgery 14 days ago, passed away on Friday. The enraged family members, relatives, and locals picketed the hospital and chanted slogans arguing that Gita died due to sheer negligence on the part of doctors of the hospital.
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Regional government has reiterated to further deepen its ties with South Asian countries including Nepal under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative. While delivering a keynote speech at the inaugural session of the 2019 Forum on the Development of Tibet in Lhasa on Friday, chairman of the regional government Qizhala said that the regional government will pursue international cooperation under the framework of the BRI.
Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Elisabeth von Capeller met with acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Ishwar Pokhrel at Ministry of Defence, Singhadurbar on Friday. During the meeting, both countries discussed wide-ranging issues of bilateral relationship, economic and social development and military co-operation between Nepal and Switzerland.
Three Indian laborers were killed when a portion of an under-construction building of a cement factory collapsed early on Saturday in Dang district. The deceased have been identified as Saheb Bodra, Dayal Haren and Mangal Kashyap, according to Remanta Dhakal, the general manager of the Samrat Cement Factory in Dang. Three Indian laborers Ajay Heren, Naren Borda and Biten Borda were injured in the same incident. They have been undergoing treatment in Bhairahawa-based hospital.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades. The extradition bill, which would cover Hong Kong’s 7 million residents as well as foreign and Chinese nationals in the city, was seen by many as a threat to the rule of law in the former British colony.