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Published On: May 5, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Railways connecting China, India should be built only on grant, says Deuba

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the railways connecting China and India should be built only on a grant. Saying that the NC is in favor of establishing rail-road, inland and air connectivity with both the immediate neighbors China and India, the NC president was of the view that the government should prioritize developing such mega connectivity projects after conducting the cost and benefit analysis.  "We hold the view that the railways connecting China and India should be built only on grant," he said.

201st birth anniversary of Karl Marx marked in Nepal

A function was held in the capital on Sunday to mark the 201st birth anniversary of Karl Marx, the German philosopher and thinker. Addressing the event, senior NCP leader Jhalanath Khanal, who is also the former prime minister, said that the Karl Marx thoughts are highly relevant in the contemporary global politics.

Pollution, excavation causing Trishuli river rafting near closure

The rafting business in the Trishuli River has been poised to the closure as the unregulated excavations and mounting pollution in the river go unabated. Huge machines are taken to the River for digging dip into the riverbanks which also spoil the beauty of river and changes in its tides. The change in natural tides is a risk to rafting.” According to him, the trashes of the Trishuli market are also dumped in the river which has made the river ugly and dirty. 

'Human rights situation worrying'

The stakeholders in Baglung have expressed worry over the deteriorating human rights situation despite political and social changes in the country. Untouchability and discrimination are still prevalent which have been afflicting women, Dalit, people with disabilities and marginalized community, they argued. On the occasion, NHRC Secretary Bed Prasad Bhattarai argued the bill government had drafted to amend the NHRC Act was intended to suppress citizens' rights.

World Laughter Day: 10 Inspiring Quotes by Famous Comedians

Laughter indeed is the best medicine. Not only does it have health benefits, but it also emotionally uplifts a person. As the world gears up to celebrate World Laughter Day, we take a look at 10 inspirational quotes by famed comedians that urge you to smile, or simply remind you that laughter is not that much of a rarity. 

Qatar will not grant visas to its 'enemies': tourism official

Qatar will not grant visas to those it considers “enemies”, the secretary-general of the National Tourism Council said in reference to Egyptians seeking to enter the country amid an ongoing political rift. While citizens from the three Gulf states were recalled to their home countries due to the rift, Egyptians, who make up the largest Arab minority in Qatar, have remained and make up a sizable portion of the tiny but wealthy country’s workforce. 

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