June 22: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: June 22, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Pratik Rana

Discussions taking place to hold India-Nepal fifth Joint Commission Meeting: MEA

India's Ministry of External Affairs has said that there are discussions taking place between India and Nepal to hold the fifth Joint Commission Meeting at the foreign minister level.
Responding to a media query on Friday, spokesperson at India's Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said that the two sides have yet to finalize the dates for holding the meeting.

Ruling NCP's secretariat meeting begins

A secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party began at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar on Saturday afternoon.
The meeting is likely to resolve the disputed issue of finalizing criterion for district in-charges and deputy district in-charges of the party, according to a source at the NCP secretariat.

Nepal, Bangladesh agree to make joint investment in Nepal's hydropower

Nepal and Bangladesh were agreed to jointly invest in the feasible hydropower project in Nepal.
A meeting of the Energy secretaries from the two countries on Friday decided to make a joint investment in the projects as stated in the whitepaper issued after the last meeting.

Experts from Asian countries highlight opportunities, challenges while implementing BRI projects

Experts from South Asia and South East Asia have highlighted the various opportunities and challenges associated with the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative during a two-day international conference which was concluded in Kathmandu on Friday.

Civil society members stage demonstration in capital with various demands
A section of civil society staged a demonstration in Kathmandu on Saturday.
During the demonstration, civil society members and human rights activists accused the government of curtailing democratic rights and press freedom.

Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii

Nine people on board a twin-engine aircraft died Friday night in a crash on Oahu’s North Shore, officials said. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said.




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