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Published On: September 18, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Construction of Fast-track is test of country's leadership - DPM Pokharel 

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel have stressed on the need of carrying out works regarding the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Madhesh Fast-track within the deadline, describing this project as the bedrock of the country's development.

 Rs 120 b revenue collected in first two months: FinMin Khatiwada

Finance Minister Yuva Raj Khatiwada has ruled out the full-fledged budget until the half-yearly review is done on the current fiscal budget. Finance Minister Khatiwada said so in a response to Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s statement regarding the inclusion of social security allowances at a press conference organized at the Finance Ministry on Tuesday.

People cognizant of family planning measures but not using them widely: Survey

Although the government has been providing family planning services free of cost and though many people are aware of family planning services, not many people were found to be availing this facility, a survey showed. In Nepal, the bill related to Reproductive Health has incorporated it within the basic health service. According to a survey conducted in 2016, more than 90 percent of the people participating in the survey responded that they knew about family planning services but only 50 percent of them were using the facility. 

China vows ‘counter-measures’ to US tariff hike

China said Tuesday it will take “counter-measures” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a “downward spiral” in their trade battle appears certain. The Commerce Ministry gave no details of a possible response to U.S. tariffs imposed in the fight between the two biggest global economies over Beijing’s technology policy. But China previously released a $60 billion list of American goods for retaliation.

Arsenal confirms CEO Gazidis' exit to AC Milan

Ivan Gazidis will step down as chief executive of English football club Arsenal to move to Italy’s AC Milan after almost a decade at the club, Arsenal Holdings Plc said on Monday.Vinai Venkatesham, currently chief commercial officer, becomes managing director and will lead the club along with head of football relations Raul Sanllehi, who was appointed as Head of Football, the company said.

Chocolate, red wine and beer can help you live longer, study claims

Activities touted as having the ability to reduce one’s risk of an early death, such as catching up on sleep at the weekend and drinking three cups of coffee, seem to appear on a daily basis. However, a new study is claiming that an anti-inflammatory diet that includes chocolate, red wine and beer could be the key to a longer lifespan. Researchers at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland carried out a study of around 70,000 men and women whose lifestyles were closely examined during a 16-year period.

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