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Published On: June 5, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Jashma Sainju

IN PICTURES: Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Fitr across the country

The Muslim community is celebrating Eid al-Fitr across the country on Wednesday. On the occasion of Eid, PM KP Sharma Oli has extended warm wishes to all Muslim brothers and sisters.”This festival ends with the Holy Ramadan and carries the message of peace, brotherhood, and unity among the Muslim community."

World Environment Day 2019 being observed today

President Bidya Devi Bhandari is attending an event in Nepalgunj today afternoon being organized by Ministry of Environment. Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet and senior government officials are attending the event. Various organizations working in the field of environment conservation are also organizing events in the capital to observe the day.

SAARC Youth Scientific Conference begins in capital

A two-day conference on Science and Technology for Prosperity: “Connecting Lives with Land, Water and Environment has started in the capital on Wednesday. Apart from the SAARC member states, young scientists of Germany, UK, and Finland are also attending the event. Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal inaugurated the conference organized by Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Province 3 organized the conference in collaboration with Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (CDHM) under the Tribhuvan University.

Teacher accused of fracturing students' arms to face case under indecent behaviour

A teacher, who has been arrested for beating up fourteen school children leaving them injured, is to face a trial under indecent 'behaviour'. Female teacher Laxmi Pun of Bhanu Basic School based in Rumtigadhi rural municipality-8 in Ropla reportedly beat up schoolchildren, reasoning the students were late for school. The victims are from grade one to eight. 

IMF cuts China's 2019 economic growth forecast to 6.2% from 6.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday cut its 2019 economic growth forecast for China to 6.2% on heightened uncertainty around trade frictions, saying that more monetary policy easing would be warranted if the Sino-U.S. trade war escalates. The downgrade came just two months after the IMF raised its China growth forecast to 6.3% from 6.2%, underlining the expected drag on the world’s second-biggest economy from higher U.S. tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods.

PM Cup in final phase amid crisis and controversies

The first of the two semifinals in the ongoing Prime Minister Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament (PM Cup) is set to start Wednesday at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur. Province 3 led by Paras Khadka is set to face Tribhuvan Army Club in the first match, and Nepal Police Club and Armed Police Force Club will clash on Thursday.


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