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Published On: March 10, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Parliamentarians question govt’s decision to accept ‘people’s mandate’

Parliamentarians have demanded the government explain the reasons for reaching an 11-point agreement with CK Raut led Independent Madhes Alliance (AIM) and questioned why or how the government accepted a clause mentioning a referendum. Nepal Communist Party said that the language in the 11-point agreement was ‘unsuitable’. Gagan Thapa, has questioned the reason behind the government’s agreement with Raut.

Manpower agencies shut down businesses in protest of bomb explosion at Gurung's house

Expressing grave concern on the recent bomb explosion at the house belonging to Rohan Gurung, the chairman of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA) in the capital, manpower entrepreneurs have closed their businesses across the country today. Over eleven hundred manpower agencies have closed their businesses across the country today in protest of the bomb explosion.

RJP officially withdraws support to govt

The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) has officially informed that it withdrew support to the government from today. "We had extended support to the government as it committed to addressing party agenda as of peace, stability, good governance and Madhes issues, but the assurance continued avoiding address. The government said it would provide treatment to those injured in Madhes agitation and cancel the 'false case' against protestors, but failed to do it,".

Three arrested with 105-kg hashish

 Police have arrested three persons in possession of 105 kilograms of hashish from Gajuri of Dhading this morning. A squad of police seized the contraband hided in a bus (Na 5 Kha 2812) en route to Birgunj from Kathmandu, informed Nawaraj Dhungel, Inspector of the Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157​

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster. The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am. There are no survivors onboard the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries,” said state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline.

Pakistan wants ICC action against India for wearing military cap

Pakistan has demanded that the ICC take note of Indian cricketers wearing camouflage military caps during the third ODI against Australia, accusing Virat Kohli team's of politicising the game. "The world saw that the Indian cricket team wore military caps instead of their own, did ICC not see this? We think that it is the ICC's responsibility to take notice of this without the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bringing it up,".

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