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Published On: September 21, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

NA starts tree plantation to compensate destroyed trees during fast track construction

Nepal Army, on the occasion of fourth Constitution Day 2019, has launched a comprehensive tree plantation campaign in place of those trees which were chopped down during the construction of Kathmandu-Terai expressway.

According to a press statement released by Nepal Army on Saturday, a total of 5000 young trees were planted in an area of 6.61 hectares of Kolhawi municipality-8, Shanti Tole. Similarly, about 3000 self-grown Sal and other species were also planted and fenced accordingly. 

Employees' capacity building thru one-door policy: Minister Pandit

Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has stressed for the need of one-door policy for the capacity building of government employees so that it would bring uniformity in the bureaucracy. 

Addressing a programme organized to mark the 26th anniversary of Local Development Training Foundation in Lalitpur today, Minister Pandit argued that the one door system would help wipe out duplicity. "Therefore, the Ministry is mulling the capacity building training to the staffs ranging from Kharidar to Joint Secretary via one door system," he added. 

76 inmates fall sick in Ilam jail

A total of 76 prisoners at Illam jail have fallen sick since the last four days. The inmates are suffering from high fever, headache, common cold and even vomiting.

According to the jailer Pradeep Shrestha, those sick inmates are receiving medical treatment inside the prison collectively. “As it is not possible to take all of them to the hospitals away from the jail, we have called physicians to treat them,” Shrestha added. 

Information seekers complain they're deprived of information

With the announcement that Singh Durbar, the central administrative secretariat of the country, has reached every village following the enforcement of the federalism, people hoped they would get state entitlements and facilities at their convenience. 

But it is not the case for the citizens who have been requesting information from the Gokarneshwor municipality for some time. Lal Krishna Mishra, a local from the municipality located in the east north outskirt of the Kathmandu Valley had demanded information with the municipality relating to the upgrading of the road as per Right to Information Act. 

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over grievances by the anti-government demonstrators.

Police accused some protesters of throwing gasoline bombs after a march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, an outlying district in the northwest of the Chinese territory.

The event was relatively small compared with previous demonstrations that have taken place every weekend since June.

England all-rounder Moeen takes break from tests

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has taken a break from test cricket after losing out on a central contract for the longest format for the 2019-20 season following a dismal summer.

The 32-year-old off-spinner and left-handed batsman lost his place in England’s World Cup winning team before being dropped from the test side after the defeat in the first Ashes test.


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