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Published On: May 23, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Sanskriti Acharya

PM Oli congratulates Modi on election victory

 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Narendra Modi for his party's landslide victory in the General Elections 2019. PM Oli took to Twitter to congratulate Modi saying that he was looking forward to working closely together with his Indian counterpart. India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Modi’s party already preparing to form the next government, Reuters reported earlier today. 

242 people arrested with illegal weapons in a year

Nepal Police arrested 242 people in the current fiscal year for possessing illegal weapons. They were arrested from several places across the country while carrying weapons. Among those arrested, 236 are males and six females, including 17 foreign nationals, police said. Police confiscated one LMG rifle, one .22 caliber rifle, two SMGs, one M16 A2 rifle, 38 pistols, 14 guns, 36 country-made pistols, three revolvers, 118 muzzle-loaders from the arrestees during this period.

Bouddha folks warn of launching agitation again

Locals have warned of re-launching agitation, saying the construction company has not carried out blacktopping of Bouddha-Jorpati road section as per the six-point agreement. Chairperson of Bouddha Trade Association, Deepak Chaulagain said that though the road up to Bouddha Gate has been blacktopped, the construction company is making lingering to blacktop the road from Bouddha to Jorpati.

ILO official wraps up Nepal visit with a call to 'work beyond the normal'

ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, has wrapped up her four-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday with a call to all constituents to “work beyond the normal” to help realize social justice and decent work for all. the speakers shed light on, among others, the concept of life-long learning, universal labor guarantee, need to increase investment in people’s capabilities, institutions of work and decent and sustainable work.

India's PM Modi set to sweep to general election victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is set for a historic victory as India began counting on Thursday hundreds of millions of votes from its general election, according to data from the Election Commission. The party has predicted the margin of victory is much larger than surveys indicated in the run-up to the vote when most polls showed it would be the largest alliance but would fall short of an overall majority.

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. FIFA and Qatar also looked at whether the Gulf state could host an expanded tournament alone by changing the normal requirements for facilities.

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