March 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: March 8, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal


Govt, CK Raut's AIM sign 11-point agreement

The government and CK Raut-led Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM) has signed an 11-point agreement, thereby ending the latter’s secessionist movement over the past few years. The agreement was signed by Home Minister, Ram Bahadur Thapa and AIM’s CK Raut at Rastriya Sabha Griha. 

Case filed against eight police personnel on Nirmala murder case

A case has been registered at Kanchanpur District Court against eight police officials for allegedly meting out torture and destroying evidence associated to the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta – a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta municipality-2 of Kanchanpur. 

Prime Minister Oli, AIM leader Raut praise each other

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and leader of Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM) CK Raut jointly addressed the program after Raut and the government inked an 11-point point deal in the capital, on Friday. Addressing the event, Prime Minister Oli said that today is an import day in the history of Nepali politics. "Today is the historic day in Nepali politics as it has marked the end of all kind of violent activities in the country," Oli said while praising Raut for renouncing the secessionist movement.

International Women's Day today

International Women's Day is being observed across the country by organizing various events today. First celebrated in 1911, the UN in 1977 proclaimed March 8 to be observed as the International Women’s Day. The theme for this year’s Day is: 'Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change'.

Rohingya refugee women raise their voices in Bangladesh

“We need more street lights,” says Tansima, 28, who is an elected deputy bloc leader at the world’s largest refugee settlement, which is home to 620,000 people, more than half of them women or girls. UN and humanitarian partners and making sure their voices are heard,” she says.Some 740,000 stateless Rohingya refugees fled a deadly crackdown in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State that began in August 2017, and followed decades of persecution and violence.

Kashmir 'fake news' barrage raises fears for India elections

A deluge of online hoaxes that hit Indian social media as the country fought aerial battles with neighbouring Pakistan has heightened fears over the "fake news" war looming in India's national election. The government is expected to imminently announce dates for the six-week-long vote across the nation of 1.3 billion people. More than 460 million people are online in India but digital literacy is often poor which only helps the spread of fake videos, photos and messages that incite lynch mobs, communal violence and hardcore support for the main political parties.

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