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Published On: November 19, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PM Oli attends public event nearly after two months

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday appeared in a public event for the first time after a hiatus of nearly two months. Oli attended a function in the capital to commemorate the demise of Prakash Dahal, the only son of Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Prime Minister Oli was taking rest while avoiding public events until Thursday as suggested by the doctors following his four-day treatment at the Maharajgunj-based TUTH since October 29. 

Dr KC admitted to hospital following severe chest pain

Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Monday admitted to the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre after complaining of severe chest pain.

Centenarian Bhagawati becomes first citizen to receive nat'l ID card

Bhagawati Devi Bhandari, 101, has received a national identity card (NIC), becoming the first citizen to hold it. Federal Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa formally launched the much-talked NIC distribution program by handing over a national ID card to Bhandari, a local, here at the district headquarters Phidim amidst a special function on Monday.

'When nature calls'

The world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030. Today, 4.5 billion live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation. 

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through the Sierra foothills town of Paradise and surrounding communities, killing at least 77 people in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.

Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins 

The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate student loans in financial aid packages starting next fall. The university will instead offer scholarships that don't have to be repaid. University President Ronald Daniels said Bloomberg's contribution will also let the institution permanently commit to "need-blind admissions," or the principle of admitting the highest-achieving students, regardless of their ability to pay for their education.


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