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Published On: June 18, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Sanskriti Acharya

Govt withdraws Guthi bill

The government has decided to withdraw the controversial Guthi bill. Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal informed during the press meet.

At least 15 missing as jeep plunges into Karnali River

At least 15 people have gone missing as a jeep plunged into Karnali River in Kharpunath rural municipality-5 of Humla district on Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Chief District Officer of Humla, Mahesh Kumar Pokhrel, told Republica Online that the jeep (Lu 1 Ka 7166) skidded off the road at Belrukh area and plunged into Karnali River at around 12:45 pm.

PM says he felt hurt by NC's obstruction in Parliament

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that he felt hurt by the main opposition Nepali Congress' protest in today's parliament session barring him to address the House. "I could not speak in the parliament on contemporary matters of public interests including my recent Europe visit and Guthi bill due to the obstruction of the main opposition Nepali Congress. I felt hurt by the incident," Oli tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

Samata Hospital in chaos after woman found dead

Tension ran high at Bouddha-based Samata Hospital after a woman found hanging using a rope at the hospital premises on Tuesday morning. According to police, Bimala Tamang, 26, of Doramba, Ramechhap district was found hanging at the hospital premises. The family members, relatives, and locals picketed the hospital demanding immediate probe into the incident.

Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors. People rushed into the streets and cracks were left in some buildings by the quakes, pictures posted on the social media accounts of state media showed.

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals

Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments. Facebook has linked with 28 partners in a Geneva-based entity called the Libra Association, which will govern its new digital coin set to launch in the first half of 2020, according to marketing materials and interviews with executives.

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