People on Sunday staged a demonstration at Maitighar in the capital demanding the withdrawal of the Guthi Bill registered in the National Assembly, the upper house of the Federal Parliament. The police used water cannons during the demonstration to disperse the protestors. Culture experts are of the view that the new law will turn public Guthis (trusts) into the playground of politicians, government officials and influential people to recruit the people they desire.
The whereabouts of Tulsi Das, a well-known businessman of Saptari, who has gone missing for the past 12 days, still remain unknown. Family members said that Das went missing since he left home on May 27. Organizing a press conference on Saturday, the family members urged local administration, media, civil society, police and neighbors to help to find the whereabouts of Das. The cell phone used by Das has remained switched off since he went missing.
The Kaski police have arrested 18 leaders and cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand Biplav Group from Annapurna rural municipality of the district. They were held from Uri at Annapurna rural municipality-11 on Saturday night, the Kaski District Police Office said. Superintendent of Police Dan Bahadur Karki said those arrested include Bibek Bhandari alias Aakrosh, the Group's Kaski district secretary; Kaji Gurung, the district president of the Group's student organization; and central member Milan Rai, among other district-level leaders and the student organization leaders and cadres.
A girl has died and 10 others have fallen sick at Sarkidanda of Jhiruwas in Nisdi rural municipality after consuming wild mushroom. The patients are members of four separate families and are undergoing treatment at Madhyabindu Hospital in Nawalpur. They had consumed the wild mushroom on Friday evening.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism in the region and around the world. During a speech on his first foreign visit since winning re-election, he told the Maldivian parliament in Male that “terrorism is not just a threat for a country, but to the entire civilization”.
Several hundred thousand people jammed Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday in the last bid to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, with police bracing for the biggest march in the city in 15 years. Police chiefs called for public restraint, government-funded broadcaster RTHK reported, as they mobilized more than 2,000 officers for a march that organizers expected to draw more than half a million people.