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September 24, 2018 18:00 PM Republica


Samjhana succumbs to acid injury

Samjhana Das, 18, one of the two sisters who was undergoing treatment after an acid attack, died on Sunday night in Kirtipur Hospital at 11:40 PM after infections spreaded to other parts of the body. Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat. were attacked with acid during their sleep on the night of Teej, September 11. 

Japan provides medical equipment worth Rs 1 billion

The government of Japan has provided medical equipment to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided physical and medical equipments worth one billion rupees under the third-phase assistance.

Diarrhoea in Jaleshwor Municipality-12 yet to be contained

Diarrhoea that has spread across a Muslim settlement in Jaleshwor Municipality-12 in Mahottari for the past one week has yet to be contained. Children and pregnant women have been affected the most. The disease may take a form of a pandemic if not contained on time according to health workers. 

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year’s U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change. That’s why, in between discussing how to tackle wars, poverty and deadly diseases around the world, leaders will be devoting substantial time in New York this week to the question of global warming and how to rein it in.

US tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods come into force

US tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products on Monday spare many high-profile consumer technology items such as "smart" watches and speakers, but the less flashy home modems, routers and internet gateways that make them work weren't so lucky. Consumer tech industry officials and the US Customs and Border Protection agency say they expect billions of dollars worth of these products, including those designed for home use, will be subject to the 10 per cent tariffs activated on Monday.

Tiger Woods wins first golf tournament since four back surgeries

Tiger Woods has won his first professional golf tournament in more than five years. He was victorious at the season-ending Tour Championship Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. A year ago, he was recovering from a fourth back surgery. When Woods returned to competition in December, he was rated No. 1,199 in the world. He's now at No. 13.


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