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Published On: May 12, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Government suspends financial assistance to cancer patients

The government has stopped providing financial assistance to cancer patients in the country. Secretary at the Ministry of Health Pushpa Chaudhary said that the ministry stopped providing financial assistance to cancer patients due to a budget crunch. The ministry had been providing financial assistance of Rs 100,000 to each cancer patients for the past five months.

PM Oli urges world community to visit Lumbini

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who is currently in an official visit of Viet Nam has urged the world community to visit Nepal. Addressing the UN Vesak Day-2019 program organized by the Viet Nam government and National Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha here in Ha Nam Province of Viet Nam today, PM Oli said Nepal is the fountain of Buddhism, therefore, all Buddhist followers should visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha at least once in their life.

Man charged with homicide arrested after 9 years

A man charged with homicide has been arrested after nine years. A team of police from the Central Investigation Bureau arrested Indra Bahadur Moktan of Kavrepalanchowk-4, who had been facing the charge of murdering his neighbor Babu Dirgha Bahadur Gole in 2010. 

Minister Bista vows to take action against hospitals promoting labor exploitation of nurses

Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has vowed to take action against the hospitals promoting labor exploitation of nurses. Speaking at a function to mark the International Nursing Day, the minister also urged the nurses to submit the details of those hospitals which have been promoting labor exploitation of nurses.

India votes in penultimate phase of seven-round general election

Voters in Delhi and elsewhere in India’s north lined up early on Sunday to cast their ballots in the second-to-last round of a seven-phase general election, with the opposition seeking a united stand to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi a second term. Some voters in Delhi said they were backing Modi because they were won over by his tough stand on security.

City, Liverpool primed for final day of epic title race

Having absorbed everything Liverpool could throw at them in a titanic title battle, Manchester City will retain their crown with victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. In all likelihood, City will rack up a 14th successive Premier League win and Liverpool will beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to make it nine in a row. If that happens, City will take the honours with 98 points to Liverpool’s 97.

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