Sept 19: Six things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: September 19, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Construction of Lhasa-Kerung-Kathmandu-Lumbini railway emphasized

Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Chief of the Foreign Department of the Communist Party of China, Song Tao, hald talks in the Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday evening. CPN Chair Prachanda is currently on a visit to the People's Republic of China.

New institutions in place, but their performance dismal

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution through an elected constituent assembly (CA). These three years were crucial in terms of the implementation of the new constitution as holding elections to the federal parliament, provincial assemblies and local units and putting in place various institutions as envisioned by the constitution were a must for the implementation of the statute. 

In Pictures: Constitution Day

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that rather than questioning whether federalism was right or wrong, more attention needed to be diverted towards implementing federalism and making it a success. Oli said so during his address to mark the Constitution Day from the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel.

Korean Company selected for DPR for Fast-Track

 The Nepal Army (NA) had earlier assigned an Indian company named IL and FS but it did not agree with the cost of the report prepared by the Indian company. Hence, the South Korean company, Soosung, has been assigned to prepare the DPR for the 76-kilometer fast-track highway project. 


UN report calls for genocide charges against Myanmar’s military leaders

A 444-page United Nations report released Tuesday said Myanmar's generals should be prosecuted for genocide for their actions toward the country's Rohingya minority. The UN team said that Myanmar's military tactics had been “consistently and grossly disproportionate to actual security threats,” leaving 10,000 Rohingya Muslims dead and driving about 700,000 across the border to Bangladesh.

‘They have to do their job’ - Federer has say on Serena US Open umpire ‘sexism’ row

Tennis all-time great Roger Federer believes “mistakes were made” during Serena Williams’ US Open row with umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she accused of sexism, but believes officials are obliged to "do their job" in such instances.Williams hit headlines for the wrong reasons when she branded Ramos a “liar” and “thief” when she was penalized for coaching and racket abuse during her straight-sets loss to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final. 

Trump says 'No' to sanctions against Nord Stream 2 companies

US President Donald Trump and Polish head of state Andrzej Duda have agreed to unite their efforts against the Russian-European Nord Stream 2 project. According to the two leaders, who met in the White House, energy projects "endangering our security, like Nord Stream 2" should be prevented. Trump stressed that nobody should depend on only one energy supply.










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