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Published On: October 21, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

PM Oli lays foundation stone for Nepal's first-ever tunnel project

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has laid the foundation stone for Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel way on Monday. This is the first-ever tunnel project being constructed in Nepal. 

Amid a program at Chandragiri-1, Totepakha, the prime minister also unveiled the stone inscription at the site which reads about the much-awaited project. The project is expected to help ease the movement of vehicles in and out of Kathmandu valley.

Top UN official applauds Nepal’s efforts for reproductive health, women empowerment


President Bhandari holds meeting with Japanese PM in Tokyo

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is currently visiting Japan, held a meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace, State Guest House of Japan in Tokyo today morning.

During the meeting, substantive views were exchanged on the key aspects of bilateral relations that covered infrastructure development, trade expansion, investment promotion, human resources development, and tourism promotion among others, according to a press release issued by Nepali Embassy in Tokyo.

Baidhya-led NCP to boycott November by-polls

The Mohan Baidhya-led Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary Maoist) has announced boycotting the by-election scheduled for November 30. 

Organizing a press meet in the capital on Monday,  NCP leader CP Gajurel informed that his party will actively boycott the by-polls which the Election Commission (EC) has scheduled for vacant seats of  three tiers, federal, provincial and local level in different 52 places. 

China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. in Obama-era case - WTO

China is seeking $2.4 billion (£1.9 billion) in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for non-compliance with a WTO ruling in a tariffs case dating to the Obama era, a document published on Monday showed.

WTO appeals judges said in July that the United States did not fully comply with a WTO ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove certain tariffs that break the watchdog’s rules.

South Africa all out for 162 against India in Ranchi

outh Africa were all out for 162, conceding a first innings deficit of 335 runs, on day three of the third and final test against India in Ranchi on Monday.

Zubayr Hamza was South Africa’s top scorer with a defiant 62, his maiden test fifty, while Temba Bavuma (32) and Gary Linde (37) were the only other batsmen to manage a double digit score.


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