May 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: May 25, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Prime Minister Oli leaving for Europe visit on June 9

If things go as planned, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will visit Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France from June 9 to 15, government officials familiar with the development said on Saturday. This is going to be Oli’s first visit to the European countries since he came to power in February 2018. Leading a high-powered Nepali delegation, the prime minister will leave home for Geneva, Switzerland on June 9.

Minister Pun participates in high-level dialogue on UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun participated in the High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the global plan of action of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) 2014-2024: A Mid-point Review organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York on Friday. 

World Thyroid Day being observed today

The World Thyroid Day is being observed in Nepal by organizing various programs today. May 25 is recognized globally as thyroid awareness day every year. Lalitpur-based Alka Hospital, Kathmandu Diabetes and Thyroid Centre, and Lions Club of Kathmandu jointly staged a rally to raise awareness on thyroid, according to a press statement issued by the hospital.

Fire destroys seven houses in Achham

Seven houses were destroyed in a fire on Friday evening at Balanta of Dhakari rural municipality-4 in Achham. The fire made to burn the wheat straw in the field spread further by a wind and it caught the houses of ward chair Bhakta Bahadur Budha, Indra Budha, Min Bahadur Budha, Jogi Budha, Ruja Budha, Nyanu Budha, and Dharma Budha. The houses were completely destroyed in the fire, according to a local Padam Budha.

Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat Trump to an imperial banquet and front row seats at a sumo tournament during the trip, which lasts through Tuesday.

International Karate competition from Monday
The 'first Mayor Cup IKKF full contact International Karate competition' is being held on Monday. The tournament is being organised by Nepal International Kyokushin Karate Association. Athletes from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and host Nepal are competing in the event. A total of 200 athletes are taking part in the competition.

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