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Published On: March 27, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PM stresses amity over enmity in foreign policy

Addressing foreign diplomats and development partners, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the government’s key motto would be ‘amity with all, and enmity with none.’As part of new foreign policy, Oli said that the government would do its best to promote the country’s image as an inclusive democratic State at the international level as well as advancing the cause of Nepal’s socio-economic development. 

Relief in market: NEPSE up by 39 points

NEPSE saw positive growth on Tuesday as the market was up by 39.16 points. The only stock market of the country, crashed on Monday as the benchmark index plunged 51.89 points, or 4.25 percent, on a single day to close at 1,168.55 points. The sensitive index saw important growth of 8.09 points to 257.74. The total turnover of the day was Rs 511.553 million from the total transaction of 1,546,060 units of shares of 166 companies.

Death sentence sought in rape case

Speaking during the special hour of today's Provincial Assembly meeting of Province 3 in Hetauda, the PA members demanded death sentence to the guilty in a girl rape case. Issues of earthquake survivors and matters relating to the announcement of permanent capital of the province and its naming were also raised in the meeting. Nine PA members put their views in the special session.

Pregnant Nepali women trek days for a glimpse of their unborn babies
Expectant mothers in Nepal are trekking for days in rough conditions to glimpse their unborn children at Australian-run ultrasound clinics. Humanitarian organization Australians for Women's Health, which is building a hospital for women and babies in the country's east, has also run ultrasound clinics around Nepal.

Two army personnel found dead in pond

Two personnel of Nepal Army of the Eastern Division Headquarters, Itahari, have been found dead. The bodies have been brought to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) for the post-mortem, the officials of the BPKIHS confirmed. 

Train’s arrival in Beijing raises speculation of Kim visit

Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or another high-level Pyongyang official was running high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a meeting between the North’s reclusive leader and President Donald Trump. The arrival of a special train in Beijing and unusually heavy security at a guesthouse where prominent North Koreans have stayed in the past have fueled talk that Kim was making his first visit to China as the North’s leader.

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