Nov 17: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: November 17, 2017 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Nepal lose to Afghanistan by 7 wickets in semifinals

Man of the match Mujeeb Zadran’s second 6-wicket-haul of the tournament propelled Afghanistan to the final of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup, 2017 at Kinrara Oval, Malaysia. Spin duo Sandeep Lamichhane and Pawan Sarraf picked up one wicket each in their respective spells. Sandeep Lamichhane opened the bowling for Nepal. Afghanistan completed the chase in 20.3 overs. Nepal was all out for 103 runs in 28the over.

Police nab two for alleged involvement in Gauchan's murder

Two people alleged to have their involvements in Sarad Kumar Gauchan’s murder were arrested at 8 PM yesterday. Those arrested are Basanta Thebe and Dhanraj Yonghang from Kapan, Kathmandu. Police also seized eight rounds of bullet and two guns, one of which was used to shoot Gauchan. Earlier, police had arrested five people for their alleged involvement in the murder.So far, 15 people have been arrested over the murder. 

Bomb explosion injures five at Nuwakot

Five people were injured after a pressure cooker bomb exploded at two vehicle of the democratic alliance at 10 AM today. The bomb had targeted Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat and Ramesh Kumar Mahat of Nepali Congress. Mahat is a candidate for the House of Representatives from constituency 1 and Mahat for Provincial elections from Nuwakot.

Government offices benefited by wind power in Nisdi

Wind power project has been set up at Mityal of Nisdi rural municipality with support from PIDA Kathmandu Nepal, the Kathmandu Alternative Power Energy Group and a Greek social organization. The power generated from this project is supplied to the Nisdi rural municipality, Ward number 4 Office and the Mityal Health Post. The project has the capacity to generate 1200 watts power.

A cup of coffee a day reduces risk of liver diseases

Drinking three to five cups of coffee regularly may reduce the risk of liver cancer and cirrhosis, according to a report. The report presented at the Royal Society of Medicine in London discussed potential impact of moderate coffee consumption on chronic liver disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis. Meta-analyses have suggested that coffee consumption versus no coffee consumption is associated with up to a 40% risk reduction of liver cancer, although this appears to be a dose-dependent relationship.

Rapid task force formed for air pollution control

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The government has formed a 'rapid task force' for immediately controlling the air pollution in the Kathmandu valley and for maintaining coordination among the concerned bodies for the same. 

The government has formed the rapid task force in view of the increasing level of air pollution in the Kathmandu valley. 

The task force was formed following a meeting today convened by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM). Representatives of the bodies concerned were present in the meeting organized to find ways of reducing the air pollution in the Valley. 

The task force comprises Joint Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Narayan Prasad Regmi as the coordinator and the representatives of the Ministries of Environment, and Physical Infrastructure and Transport as well as other related bodies. 


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