Nov 19: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: November 19, 2017 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

6 things to know by 6 PM

Pushpa Kamal Dahal lit funeral pyre on his son’s body

Prakash Dahal, who died on Sunday morning, has been cremated at Pashupati Aaryaghat. His father Pushpa Kamal Dahal lit funeral pyre on his body. Members of the family, various leaders from different parties, party cadres and well-wishers were gathered at the site to pay their last respect to Dahal. Earlier, his body was taken to the CPN-Maoist office at Paris Dada for his last homage.

Do not postpone election campaign: Pushpa Kamal Dahal

CPN-Maoist chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged party leaders including the Left Alliance not to postpone the election campaign.  Dahal's request comes after reports that election campaigns had been halted in various parts of the country following his son's death due to cardiac arrest early morning.  

 PM's commitment for stringent security measure

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that security measures shall be tightened in order to stop the ongoing attack against candidates. Deuba said discussion will be held with all sides concerned to consolidate the state of security, with the mobilization of security personnel for the security of the candidates.

Security challenge has drawn serious attention: CEC Yadav

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that the security challenge witness as political parties and candidates are busy with peaceful election campaign has drawn the serious attention of all.He said that all sides should follow the election code of conduct to hold the upcoming elections in a free and fearless manner and suggested the observers to observe the election activities in a non-partisan manner.

NRNs urged to invest knowledge and capital for motherland's prosperity

Minister for Population and Environment, Mithila Chaudhary has said the non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) living and working in various countries across the world could significantly contribute by investing knowledge and capital for the motherland's prosperity. 

Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Mugabe, sources say

The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said. On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Harare, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an outpouring of elation at Mugabe’s overthrow.

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