March 1: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: March 1, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Left Alliance, FSFN fail to strike deal on power-sharing

A meeting between  Left Alliance and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively after they could not strike a deal on power-sharing on matters related to joining the government. 

27 held for their misdemeanor during Holi festival

Police have taken as many as 27 people under control for misbehaving with commuters during the Holi festival in the capital. According to SSP Bishwo Pokharel of Metropolitan Police Range Office, Kathmandu, they have taken 20 people under control from Kalimati, two from Gongabu and five from Bafal areas.

Holi, festival of colors observed today

The Holi festival, which is also known as the festival of colors, has been celebrated at Basantapur area in the capital with much fanfare. Revelers, young and old alike are celebrating the festival by smearing colorful powders on each other's faces. The Holi festival is being celebrated especially at Basantapur and Thamel areas of the Kathmandu Valley. Tourists are also participating in the festival.

EC sets up office of Election Officer for presidential election

The Election Commission has established an office of the Election Officer for the election of the President scheduled to be held on March 13. EC Spokesperson Nabaraj Dhakal said that the EC today established the office of the Election Officer at the premises of Federal Parliament building, New Baneshwor. 

Nepal Army bags 4th Lumbini Peace Marathon title

Homlal Shrestha of Nepal Army has won the title of 4th Lumbini Peace Marathon organized in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha on Thursday. Shrestha finished the marathon with the timing of 2 hrs 54 minutes and 53 seconds. Similarly, Nepal Army athletes Hari Prasad Rimal and Khagendra Bhatta stood in the second and third position with the timing of 2:57:24 and 3:03:40, respectively. 

Putin vows to focus on improving Russian living standards

President Vladimir Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address Thursday.

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