Sept 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: September 2, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Thousands of female devotees throng Pashupatinath to observe Teej

Female devotees thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since early morning today to observe auspicious Haritalika (Teej) festival. All the four doors to the temple have been opened since 3 am and they will remain open until today evening.

Nepal to conduct Rhino census in March 2020

Officials of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) said that they have already allocated budget Rs 11 million for this purpose. Officials said that they will approach the donor agencies only if they fail to have enough budgets for the census.

ECN urges political parties to register for upcoming by-elections

The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has urged all the political parties to register their parties at the ECN if they wish to contest the by-elections scheduled for November 30 this year. Spokesperson at the ECN Shankar Prasad Kharel said that the commission has set September 17 as the deadline for registration.

Bill seeking action against match-fixing tabled in Parliament

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has tabled a new bill in Parliament seeking action against athletes and their accomplices involved in match-fixing. The bill seeks three years of imprisonment and imposition of Rs 30,000 fine against athletes and their accomplices if found involved in the illegal activity. It also demands confiscation of the money transacted for match-fixing. 

One more Chinese held for ATM fraud, USD 5800 seized

A Chinese national was arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday night on the charge of hacking bank data and stealing millions of rupees from automated teller machines (ATMs) of various banks in Kathmandu.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill at least 100 in rebel-run prison

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen staged multiple airstrikes on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels in the southwestern province of Dhamar, killing at least 100 people and wounding dozens more Sunday, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said.

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