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Published On: October 24, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica

NCP's central secretariat meeting postponed for Thursday morning

A meeting of ruling Nepal Communist Party's central secretariat scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been postponed for tomorrow morning. Bishnu Sapkota, the press advisor to NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, told Republica Online that the party's central secretariat meeting could not take place today due to busy schedule of the top leaders. "The meeting will be held at 11 am on Thursday," Sapkota added.  

CPN invites 50K people for a tea party this Saturday

The Communist Party of Nepal has invited 50,000 people for a tea reception at Bhrikutimandap on October 27. The party, chaired by PM KP Sharma Oli  will host the tea party on the occasion Bijaya Dashami, Deepawali, Nepal Sambat and Chhat festivals for the first time after the merger between the then CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre). 

Courts crippled by staff shortages

The country’s judiciary has been grappling with severe shortage of manpower resulting in delay in justice delivery. According to officials, there are currently over 100,000 cases at various courts across the country and this is double the workload compared to a decade ago. There are 5,000 staff to support more than 500 judges in the three-tier judiciary.

Violation of Journalist Code of conduct higher in electronic media: Press Council Nepal

The Press Council Nepal (PCN), the media ombudsman body, has received 51 complaints related to the violation of journalist code of conduct in the last three months. Of these complaints lodged with the PCN in the last three months of the current fiscal year 2018/19, thirty-seven are related to the code violation by the electronic media and 14 are related to the code infringement by the print media. 

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs. Red Star Belgrade


Liverpool welcomes Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday in Group C action in the Champions League at Anfield. The match is scheduled at 12:45 AM NST (Nepali Standard Time). Red Star has lost its first two games whilst Liverpool hopes to bounce back from the Napoli defeat. 

UN: 14 Million Yemenis could soon be at risk of starvation

The U.N. aid chief warned Tuesday that humanitarians are losing the fight against famine in Yemen and that 14 million people could soon be at risk of starvation. Currently, the U.N. and partner agencies reach 8 million people each month in every district of the country with critical assistance. The relief operation is the largest in the world and has earmarked $3 billion for this year, of which the U.N. has received $2 billion from donors. Lowcock expressed concern that the operation could be overwhelmed if the numbers continue to grow.



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