JUNE 29: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: June 29, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Lawmaker condemns govt’s decision to borrow foreign loan

Nepal Peasants and Workers Party lawmaker Prem Suwal said that the country could not afford to take foreign loans further because it was already in debt trap. Divided to citizens, each Nepali owes Rs. 25,000. Instead, he urged the government to render efforts toward curbing ongoing misappropriation of the state coffer rather than borrowing foreign loans.

Six die, 17 injured in separate road accidents

A Bolero jeep, Ko 1 Ja 1806 was en route to Pingla from Salyan's Doli when it veered 1000 meters off the road killing six of its seven passengers in Solukhumbu. Likewise, in another incident at Balaju, 17 people including the bus driver sustained injuries after a local bus lost control and veered into the Sesmati River. The bus (Ba 3 Ka 3749) was heading to Ratnapark from Dharmasthali. 

Sajha Yatayat expands its fleet

Sajha Yatayat is adding 24 buses, four deluxe buses and 20 city motor vehicles to expand its services. Four buses are likely to arrive here by a week while the remaining others will enter the valley in the near future. 

EPS results published

Results of the ninth edition of the Test in Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) language under the Employment Permit System (EPS) have been announced. Of the total 74,866 applicants 7,996 passed the test. 

South Korea to tighten asylum laws as hundreds of Yemenis arrive

South Korea will tighten laws governing the arrival of refugees after a rapid rise in the number of Yemeni asylum seekers sparked anti-refugee sentiment in the racially homogeneous country. The country has granted refugee status to just over 800 people since 1994. More than 540,000 South Koreans have signed an online petition asking the government to abolish or amend no-visa entries and the granting of refugee status to applicants.

Soulless France and baffling Argentina united by great expectations and underwhelming reality

There probably won't be another match at the 2018 World Cup which pits two squads as talented as Argentina and France against each other. But, bar a few moments of Lionel Messi genius, there has been little to suggest from Argentina while Didier Deschamps' men ultimately had little difficulty getting through Group C.




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