Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday ruled out possibilities of holding a referendum over the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty. Addressing the 18th founding anniversary of National Security Council Secretariat at Singha Durbar, Oli said that the talk of holding the referendum over the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty goes beyond imagination.
Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said that it is not possible to hold a referendum even if the government wants. Dahal's remark comes amid secessionist campaigner CK Raut supporters' claim that the government had agreed to hold “referendum' while striking 11-point agreement to end the secessionist movement last week.
Traffic Police have locked wheels of 1,548 vehicles in different places of Kathmandu Valley in its effort to check rampant parking. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has come up with the campaign to manage excessive traffic congestion and discourage unauthorized parking in the federal capital.
The Nepali Congress said that that the government’s decision to accept a clause that supports “public mandate” in its agreement with CK Raut led Alliance for Independent Madhes was against national sovereignty and integrity.
One Nepali national, who was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, has been identified as Ekta Adhikari from Gorkha District. Adhikari, a staff with the World Food Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lost her life when she was flying to Kenya to attend a seminar. In the deadliest air crash, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch citizens, four Indians, four people from Slovakia, three Austrians, three Swedes, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Spaniards, two Poles and two Israelis among those were killed.
China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets, after a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia. It was the second crash of the 737 MAX 8, the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse narrowbody jet that first entered service in 2017.
A senior Kenyan football official was among the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash. Hussein Swaleh, former general secretary of the Kenyan Football Federation (KFF), had been returning to Nairobi after serving as a match commissioner in Friday’s African Champions League game between Ismaili and TP Mazembe Englebert in Egypt.