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Published On: September 19, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

NC President Deuba slams government for running anti-constitutional activities

President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of running anti-constitutional activities. 

Addressing conclusion of the budget session of the House of the Representatives on Wednesday, President Deuba came down heavily against the government. He claimed that it has been interfering judiciary ignoring the principle of separation of powers. 

EC chief vows enabling NRNs to cast votes during elections

Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has said that the Election Commission is positive toward making necessary arrangements to enable Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) to cast votes in the election.

Speaking at a meeting of Parliamentary Committee on State Affairs on Thursday, Thapaliya said that the commission has been making a detailed study on the appropriate measures to include the Nepalis in voting. 

Chitwan-based private hospitals providing free OPD service on occasion of Constitution Day

Two private hospitals are providing free outpatient department service today on the occasion of Constitution Day that falls on September 20. 

The government has directed all government hospitals across the country to provide free OPD service today on the same occasion.

The private hospitals providing free OPD service include Chitwan Medical College and College of Medical Sciences.

Police arrest 10 gamblers

Police have arrested 10 gamblers from New Baneshwor in the capital.

A team of police from Metropolitan Police Circle arrested Deb Kumar Basnet of Ramechhap and nine others when they were playing cards at Sachetana Marg in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-31 on Wednesday. The police have also seized Rs 123,835 cash and 14 decks of playing cards from their possession. 

Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 20

A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, Afghan officials said, while a deadly drone strike in the country’s east was blamed on U.S. forces.

The Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, have carried out nearly daily attacks since peace talks with the United States collapsed earlier this month.

FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects “positive developments” starting with their next home match in October.

While foreign women have been allowed limited access to matches, Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men’s teams have been playing, since just after the 1979 Islamic revolution.

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