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Published On: October 30, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

Police ordered to produce 12 gamblers before court on Thursday

The Supreme Court has ordered the police administration to produce 12 gamblers before the court on Thursday.

Responding to a habeas corpus petition registered at the apex court seeking the release of the 12 gamblers including Indra Bahadur Shrestha and gangster Balaram Sapkota aka ‘Bale’, a single bench of justice Purushottam Bhandari issued the order on Wednesday afternoon.

Main rituals of Chhath festival to begin on Thursday

The rituals associated with the Chhath festival are commencing from Thursday.

Chhath is a festival mainly dedicated to the Sun God. It is a cultural and religious festival that indicates to the human civilization and an occasion for expressing gratitude to the nature.

54-year-old Briton dies in Solukhumbu

A 54-year-old British national was found dead at a hotel in Khumbu Pashanglhamu rural municipality-4 of Solukhumbu district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Kellinu Joseph. The Briton had booked a hotel room on Monday evening and was found dead the following morning inside his room at 6 am, according to District Police Office, Solukhumbu. He was on a trek to the area.

Province 1 to be named by mid-January next year : Spokesperson Karki

Province 1 has expedited its homework to finalize its name by mid-January next year. 

Spokesperson of the provincial government and Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Hikmat Karki informed that preparations have been made to name the province so that it will be acceptable to all.  

Speaking at a press meet at his home town Gauradaha, Karki revealed that the winter session of the provincial assembly will name the province. “To address all the concerns, we have initiated homework,” he added. 

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests, attacks

India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three months.

Street protests against the measures have erupted sporadically, while militants have killed about a dozen people from outside the state in recent weeks.

Gyanendra Malla named interim captain of national cricket team


Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Wednesday has named Gyanendra Malla as the interim captain of the national cricket team following the resignation of former captain Paras Khadka on October 15. 

According to CAN, Malla has been handed the responsibility for the scheduled series against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to be held next month in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 


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