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Published On: May 15, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Nepal-Cambodia issue 15-point joint statement during PM Oli's visit

Nepal and Cambodia on Wednesday issued a 15-point joint statement during the official visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to the Southeast Asian country. In their joint statement, Prime Minister Oli and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen reaffirmed strong commitment to further deepen the friendly ties between Cambodia and Nepal which are deeply rooted in the shared cultural heritage of the two nations."Both Prime Ministers noted with satisfaction that Cambodia and Nepal have developed a strong and mutually beneficial partnership at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels for the sake of peace, stability and sustainable development of the two nations and the world," read the joint statement.

House panel instructs govt to complete remaining tasks of Melamchi project 

Development Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday instructed the government to complete the remaining tasks of the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project. A meeting of the committee directed the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation to immediately complete the remaining tasks of the project. "We have directed the ministry to complete the remaining tasks of the project as early as possible," committee president Kalyani Khadka said.

Kami Rita scales the Mt. Everest 23rd times

Veteran climber Kami Rita Sherpa on Wednesday scaled the Mt. Everest for 23rd times to break his own world record for most summits on the world's highest peak. Kami Rita, who had summited Everest 22nd times last year to set the record of most summits on Mt. Everest, stood on top of Everest together with other Sherpas. He summited the Everest a day after fixed rope to Everest summit on Tuesday.

NC opposes bill that allows prime minister to mobilize Nepal Army through individual decision

The main opposition Nepali Congress has strongly opposed the bill tabled by the government at the Parliament which has allowed the prime minister to mobilize the Nepal Army through individual decision. A meeting of the party parliamentary of the Nepali Congress held at Singha Durbar urged the government to withdraw the bill. The NC has alleged that such a provision of mobilizing army through individual decision of the PM will undermine the NSC and Nepal Army.

Chinese president calls for peaceful coexistence of civilizations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged various countries to treat each other as equals for the peaceful coexistence of civilizations. The Chinese president made the remark during the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing on Wednesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. "Various civilizations are not destined to clash," Xi said. The conference comes at a time when certain countries have resorted to the "clash of civilizations" argument, bullying, unilateralism and an inward-looking mentality. 

Facebook to tighten live streaming rules after Christchurch massacre video

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its live streaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand. A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch on March 15 while live-streaming the attacks on Facebook. It was New Zealand’s worst peacetime shooting and spurred calls for tech companies to do more to combat extremism on their services. 


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