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Published On: June 23, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Pratik Rana

Regional politics should not affect SAARC, says Pakistani minister

Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination of Pakistan Fehmida Mirza has said that the regional politics should not affect the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Mirza made the remark on Friday during her meeting with Nepal's Ambassador to Pakistan Sewa Lamsal in Islamabad, according to Pakistani media reports.

Yogi Adityanath hopes Nepal will be restored as Hindu state sooner or later

Chief Minister of India's Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has expressed hope that Nepal will be restored as Hindu state sooner or later. Talking to a group of visiting Nepali journalists at his office in Lucknow, CM Yogi said "Every country has its own distinct identity. Nepal has also its own identity. All the Hindus around the world know Nepal as the Hindu state. I believe that Nepal will understand the sentiment of those Hindus around the world," he said.

Relatives stage protest seeking justice to Bimala Tamang

Relatives of Bimala Tamang, who was found hanging with a shawl inside Samata Hospital at Bouddha last week, picketed Metropolitan Police Circle, Gaushala demanding justice to the victim on Sunday.

Rape cases increase in Karnali State

The Karnali State in the past nine months reported 116 cases of rape which is nearly a double compared to the incidences occurred in the corresponding period last year. According to Karnali State Police Office, 59 cases of rape occurred in the State last year. State Police Chief and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mahesh Bikram Shah, informed that rape cases made up the largest chunk of the figure of violence against women.

Syafrubesi-Rasuwagadhi road section obstructed following landslide
The Syafrubesi-Rasuwagadhi road section of the Galchhi-Trishuli-Rasuwa Gadhi highway has been obstructed since last night at Lingling due to the landslide triggered by incessant rainfall. Chief District Officer of Rasuwa, Arjun Bhandari said that efforts are on to clear the debris and resume vehicular movement as early as possible.

North Korea's Kim says will consider letter received from Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content, North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA said. In a report published early on Sunday in Asia, KCNA did not give details on the letter, but said Kim described it as “of excellent content.” “Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content,” the report said.

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