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Published On: October 28, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Prime Minister Oli's health condition improving

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s health condition is improving, the PM’s secretariat said on Sunday. Oli, who is also the chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party, has been suffering from seasonal fever and common cold. “The prime minister has been taking rest for the past two days avoiding his day-to-day meetings as advised by the doctors,” Press Advisor to Prime Minister, Kundan Aryal, said in a press statement.

Nepal Police launches nation-wide ‘Community-Police Partnership’ campaign

 Amid growing incidents of rape and other types of violence, Nepal Police has launched a nation-wide ‘Community-Police Partnership’ campaign, on Sunday. Spokesperson of the Nepal Police, Uttamraj Subedi, told Republica Online that the campaign is aimed at maintaining law and order across the country by curbing all kinds of social evils. 


With warmer temperature, Jumla's farm reaps bananas for the first time ever

The residents of Jumla are startled. For the first time ever, a banana plant has ripened and given fruit in the mountainous district which is predominantly cold. Bananas tend to grow in warmer places. Dhanpati Nepali from Tila rural municipality-8 planted banana saplings for almost two years ago in his backyard. However, he had never thought the plant would have banana. "In six months, fruits started to appear. In a year, there are bananas."

Temporary staffers launch agitation against government

Temporary staffers and employees those working on contract and daily-wage basis in various government bodies have launched the agitation to pressurize the government to fulfill their demands, on Sunday. The government employees staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) in Singdurbar on Sunday after Minister for General Administration Lalbabu Pandit turned down their request to meet them.  

Roger Waters dodges arrest with a last-minute slap at Brazil's Bolsonaro

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters toed the line during his show in Brazil when he urged people to stop right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro seconds before he could be arrested for violating election law. Waters, an indisputable music icon, has been in Brazil with his Us+Them tour since October 9. The singer, songwriter, and bassist had performed six shows in the country before arriving in the city of Curitiba on Saturday.

Butwal Blasters wins again, Pokhara Paltan lost by 33 runs

Butwal Blasters won by 33 runs to Pokhara Paltan. This is the second consecutive win for Blasters while Pokhara Paltan now has lost their first two games. Butwal Blasters elected to bat first after winning the toss. In its allotted 20 overs, the team was able to score 150 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. Pokhara Paltan could only score 117 runs in 20 overs losing nine wickets. In the earlier match of the day, Biratnagar Titans lost to Dhangadi Blues by 78 runs. 




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