India's Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that countries like Nepal and Bhutan cannot delink themselves from India as they are more inclined towards India “because of the geography”. He also said the geography does not favour their inclination towards China. Rawat added, India need not get too concerned about Nepal's participation in China's military exercise. "The reality will start dawning on those who are too dependent on China."
As the Dashain festival nears, bus entrepreneurs have decided to open bookings from Thursday. Transport entrepreneurs did so after the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) agreed to address their demands of revising transport fares and unfreezing bank accounts. The government had frozen bank accounts of transport entrepreneurs in a public stint to end syndicate in public transport.
Parents of Nirmala Panta, 13 met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and asked if they'd get justice. Oli had said that the government would leave no stones unturned to nab those involved. "No matter how wealthy, strong or politically connected the culprit is, we will book the criminals," Oli said.
A fire at Malaku Soap and Chemical Industries at Birgunj-Patlaiya Industrial Corridor was brought into control after around two and half hours. Primary damage assessment shows that the fire gutted property worth Rs. 50 million.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he will push for "irreversible, permanent peace," and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during "heart-to-heart" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. To achieve such a peace, Moon said he'll focus during the summit on easing a decades-long military standoff between the Koreas and promoting a North Korea-U.S. dialogue on denuclearization issues.
Five people were killed and seven injured in a stampede after an African Champions League soccer match in the Angolan capital Luanda. Witnesses said the people were crushed to death when they flooded out of the stadium after the game between Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto and TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.