March 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: March 2, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Prime Minister Oli expresses sorrow over Darchula jeep crash

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed sorrow over the demise of 11 people in a jeep accident in Darchula district on Friday. Oli tweeted on Saturday to pay tributes to seven women, three men and one girl child killed in the jeep crash. "I wish speedy recovery for the driver who was seriously injured in the incident," Prime Minister Oli said in his tweet. Altogether 11 people including a girl child lost their lives when the jeep met with an accident in Duhu Rural Municipality in Darchula on Friday evening. 

BPKIHS senate meeting sacks Vice Chancellor Rauniyar

Vice Chancellor of the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Rajkumar Rauniyar, has been relieved from his post on Friday. The 42th senate meeting of the BPHKIHS held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar took a decision to this effect accusing him of poor performance, according to BIKHS Registrar Tul Bahadur Shrestha. The meeting was presided over by Health Minister Upendra Yadav, who is also the pro-chancellor of BPKIHS.

Lottery to determine candidate for foreign trip

The Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis has determined its candidate for a foreign visit through a lottery. The local government decided to go for a lottery following an intense debate among the Nepali Congress representatives as to who would occupy a quota among three quotas for foreign visit allocated to the party.  The local government has 10 quotas for Switzerland, Thailand and Dubai.

Nepal Army to observe Army Day on Monday

Nepal Army will be observing "Maha Shivaratri and Army Day-2075" on Monday amid a special function at the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel. The traditional, the celebratory firing from rifles and canons, March past, military skills and drills will be demonstrated by various units and formations from across the Nepali Army, according to the Army Headquarters.

No irrigation in 800 thousand hectares of arable land

At a time when the government has been focusing on modernizing agriculture, it is learnt that 800 thousand hectares of land is awaiting irrigation in the country. Of 2.2 million hectares of arable land, only 1.4 million hectare is provided with irrigation. It is mentioned in the irrigation master plan 2075 prepared by the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation. 

Pakistanis demand Nobel peace prize for PM Imran Khan : reports

Pakistani citizens on Friday began a campaign to confer the Nobel peace prize on their Prime Minister Imran Khan for his 'gesture of peace' as he announced on Thursday that his government plans to release captured Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, media reports said. An online petition has already gathered more than 50 thousand signatures and on Friday.

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