June 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: June 2, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Bipana Thapa

Parliament session erupts into laughter 

A parliament session erupted into laughter when the ruling party lawmaker Khagaraj Adhikari spoke about broken chairs in the House floor and drew the attention of Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to repair them. "Right Honorable Speaker, its the fourth time I fell off my chair. Luckily, no such unpleasant incidents occurred so far, and I remained unhurt," the lawmaker said. He said that Parliament Secretariat totally ignored his plea to repair the broken chairs on the House floor. 

Key leader of Biplav-led party joins NCP

A key leader of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal quit his party and joined the ruling party Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday. Amid a function held at the NCP headquarters in the capital on Sunday morning, NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, General Secretary Bishnu Poudel, and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) welcomed Padam Rai, who was the politburo member of the Chand-led party. 

KMC launches smart parking system in Kathmandu

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has introduced a smart parking system in four places of Kathmandu. The KMC introduced the system in Durbar Marg, Pako, Khichapokhari, and Bishalbazaar in the first phase on May 31. Digital display boards are installed in the aforementioned places to provide information regarding the availability of the parking space for the two-wheelers and four-wheelers.

PM Oli to visit Switzerland, UK, France

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will visit Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France from June 8 to 15, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali confirmed on Sunday. This will be the Oli’s second visit to Europe since he came to power in February 2018. In January this year, Oli had visited Davos, Switzerland to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. 

Woman accuses Neymar of rape, player says he was set up

A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later. Neymar calls the incident “a setup” and insists it is an attempt of extortion against him.

US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move that’s just taken effect after approval of the revised application forms, the department says it has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms to request the additional information, including “social media identifiers,” from almost all U.S. applicants.



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