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Published On: September 17, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

4 helicopters in Kavre and 3 in Nepalthok, Sindhuli make emergency landing

Four helicopters in Kavre and three in Nepalthok, Sindhuli have made emergency landings due to poor weather.

According to Kavre District Police, the emergency landings were made in Panchkhal-2, Jorpati and in Harshe. Two helicopters of Manang Air were carrying 5 foreigners each, Simrik Air was carrying 5 foreigners, Kailash Air was carrying 2 foreigners.

BRI emerging as promising trans-regional framework for remaking of global governance: experts

President of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies Chen Dongxiao, who is currently visiting Nepal, has said that the Belt and Road Initiative has emerged as one of the promising trans-regional cooperation frameworks for remaking of global governance in the changed international order.

Addressing a talk program titled "Nepal-China relations" organized by Centre for South Asian Studies in Kathmandu on Monday; Dongxiao said that BRI seeks to promote economic integration across the Eurasian continent by enhancing rail and road connectivity.

PM Oli tweets birthday wish to Indian PM Modi in three languages

Nepali PM Oli tweeted birthday wish to PM Modi in three different languages-- English, Gujarati and Hindi.

The tweets read: Heartiest greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on your auspicious birthday. I wish for your good health, happiness and well being. We will continue to work together for further consolidating multifaceted Nepal-India relations.

Finance minister urges BFIs to invest more in share market

Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada has urged the financial institutions to increase investment in share market in a bid to expedite economic activities in the country. 

Speaking at a program to mark 58th anniversary of Employees Provident Fund in the capital on Tuesday, Minister Khatiwaa said that it is an appropriate time to make more investment in the stock market as the country is witnessing political stability, and rise in economic activities as well the interest rate of bank and financial institutions.

Blast kills 24 at Afghan election rally, aide says president unhurt

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.

Ghani had been due to address the rally in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, north of Kabul, when the suspected militant attack occurred.

Nepal announces its squad for SAFF U-18 Championship

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Tuesday declared a 23-member squad for upcoming SAFF U-18 Championship which is scheduled to begin on September 20 at Halchowk Stadium in Kathmandu. 

Coach Chet Narayan Shrestha announced the team releasing goalkeeper Rohit Karki and midfielder Dipesh Gurung after an eight-day preparatory camp held in Pokhara. 

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