The Kailali District Court on Wednesday sentenced Lawmaker Resham Chaudhary among eleven others with life imprisonment, who were accused of masterminding the Tikapur massacre in August 2015 in which seven police personnel and a little child were killed. Chaudhary had been elected to the HoR through the first past the post system from Kailali-1 in the parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2017.
It's not uncommon that roads are blocked and traffic movement is diverted to ease VIP motorcades in the Kathmandu Valley. But, this time it probably was different as Kathmandu folks took a strong exception to traffic jams caused by the VIPs motorcades. A video has gone viral on Twitter since yesterday and it shows enraged people bulldozing the instructions of the traffic personnel not to ply their vehicles on the road during the presidential convoy.
A high-level government panel constituted to investigate the chopper crash in Taplejung district last week is starting its work today. As part of its investigation, the four-member panel headed by Former Tourism Secretary Yagya Prasad Gautam is holding a discussion with stakeholders including politicians, authorities and local residents in Taplejung district today.
The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, India for post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities including two libraries in Nepal. The CBRI based in Roorke will provide design and project management consultancy services for the reconstruction of 70 higher secondary schools in seven districts as well as the central library of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu and the National Library in Patan in Lalitpur.
Indian opposition parties are launching a united attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what they see as his politicization of the armed forces as he tries to ride a patriotic wave into a second term in office at a general election. It is a high-risk bet that could backfire given the jingoistic fervor that has overtaken India since a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) killed 40 paramilitary police in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Feb 14.
North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trump’s national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported on Tuesday that work was underway at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station at Tongchang-ri, even as Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a second summit in Hanoi last week.