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Published On: June 9, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Dr. Upendra Devkota taken to his birth place Pandit Gaun as per his wish

Senior neurosurgeon Dr. Upendra Devkota has been airlifted to his home town Gorkha. Devkota has been taken to his birth place as per his wish to drink water from Sisnepani Dhara. Devkota has been undergoing treatment at Neuro Hospital, Bansbari where he was kept on a ventilator for the past five days. 

Tara Air meets with accident while landing at Jumla Airport, alll on-board safe

A Tara Air has met with an accident while landing at the Jumla Airport from Nepalgunj Saturday afternoon. The plane jumped off the runway after one of its tire got punctured. The plane with call sign 9N-AEV had 16 passengers on board.

False news travels faster on social media
Social media was flooded with false information of Dr. Upendra Devkota, Nepal’s top neuro surgeon's death twice; on December 27, 2017 and today (June 9, 2018). One of the reasons why false news travels faster is because it triggers reactive response among users, forcing one to ‘share’ the information on social media. Long before news is termed as false, the damage has been done and the seeds of doubt may have been sown among users. 

Attempts to foil Nepal’s sovereignty “intolerable and unacceptable”
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that any attempts to foil Nepal’s sovereignty and unity were “intolerable and unacceptable”. 

Jumla district administration keeping close tabs on defaulting contractors, consumers
District administration has said that it would not let anybody including consumers committees and defaulting contractors go scot-free. District Administratin Office Bhitrikhola Hydro Consumers Committee has already been brought under the purview of supervision by the administration. According to Chief District Office (CDO) Bishnu Paudel he has given arrested members two options - either return money or stay in the custody.

Horrifying moment as Israeli gas can hits Palestinian in the face
A Palestinian was on life support in a Gaza hospital on Friday, June 8 after being struck in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier.


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