May 1: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: May 1, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

International Labor Day being observed today

The International Workers’ Day, is being marked across the country today. The Day is being marked since 1890 in recognition to the 1986’s workers’ movement that demanded respect to work in the US. All across the world, the Day is marked organizing various programs that put pressure to the government and employers that workers’ rights including proper wage as per the change be respected so that they can live a dignified life. In Nepal, the International Workers’ Day is marked relating to the workers’ movement in Biratnagar in 2007 BS.

NCP’s intra-party feud widens over fixing Biratnagar as province 1 capital

The intra-party rift in the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s provincial committee has further widened as the provincial assembly members and cabinet members failed to fix the name and permanent capital of the Province 1 government. Province Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai, who is also one of the influential leaders of the NCP, and his cabinet members are lobbying to fix Biratnagar as the provincial capital whereas the majority of the NCP’s provincial assembly members are against of it. Majority of the NCP provincial assembly members want Itahari to be declared the capital.

Nepal, Equatorial Guinea establish formal bilateral diplomatic relations

Nepal and Equatorial Guinea established formal bilateral diplomatic relations on Wednesday. Amrit Bahadur Rai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, signed a Joint Communiqué to this effect in New York earlier today, according to a press statement issued by Nepal’s Permanent Mission to New York.

President Bhandari returns home from China

President Bidya Devi Bhandari returned home on Wednesday morning. The president abridged her visit to the northern neighbor after she suffered from high altitude sickness while in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. Earlier, she was scheduled to come back home on Thursday morning. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, cabinet ministers, and high-ranking government officials welcomed the president at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Thousands march on May Day, demand better working conditions

Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day on Wednesday by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. May Day rallies were also being held in other parts of Asia, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Cambodia and Myanmar. Other parts of the world were set to have rallies as well. More than 7,400 police will be deployed, aided by drones to give them an overview of the protests and a quicker way to head off potential violence.

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father Akihito abdicated from the world's oldest monarchy and ushered in a new imperial era. The 59-year-old was presented with the sacred imperial treasures of a sword and a jewel, as well as the seal of state and his personal imperial seal, at a solemn ceremony in the Room of Pine in the Imperial Palace at 10:30am local time (01:30 GMT). cost". 




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