Parliamentary State Affairs Committee (SAC) has instructed the Ministry of Home Affairs to launch probe into the killing of Kumar Poudel, the Sarlahi district in-charge of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). The SAC summoned Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and directed him to submit a probe report into Poudel's killing within a week, on Monday morning.
Sajha Bibeksheel Party has issued a 13-point diplomatic guideline for its leaders to make party's official meetings, and communications with foreign governments, officials and diplomats, including international organizations in Nepal and their representatives, more systematic and dignified. Unveiling its diplomatic guideline on the official website, the Rabindra Mishra-led party said that the meetings the political parties and their leaders have had with members of Nepal-based diplomatic missions and intelligence operatives have generated misgivings that they stand in the way of Nepal’s self-respect, stability and development.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has clarified that the government has not awarded anyone to construct Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project. Minister Pun, while speaking at the meeting of the Federal Parliament on the deliberation on fiscal year budget of the ministry, reiterated that the government has not handed over the project to any companies.
A group of Japan-based Nepali professionals organized the fourth Nepal-Japan dialogue series recently in Tokyo. According to the organizer, the main objective of the dialogue series was to hold interaction between Nepali and Japanese professionals on various issues including infrastructure development, agricultural development, medicine and information and communication technology, and make recommendations to the Nepal Government on the same issues.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn’t hesitate to shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones from their skies. The downing of the drone, valued at more than $100 million, saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran after President Donald Trump last week called off strikes in retaliation.
Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the knockout round at the World Cup.