Members of Parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee were sharply divided over some of the provisions of the proposed Citizenship Bill on Tuesday. During the meeting of a sub-committee under the SAC held at Singha Durbar, lawmakers expressed differing views on the proposed Citizenship Bill. The sub-committee was formed to settle disputes on Citizenship Bill.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, who is currently visiting the Maldives, has invited his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid to visit Nepal to attend 'Sagarmatha Sambad' to be held in April 2020. During his meeting with Shahid in Male on Monday, Gyawali extended an invitation to visit Kathmandu during the 'Sagarmatha Sambad'. The Maldivian foreign minister accepted the invitation, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal on Tuesday has directed Agriculture Research Council to expedite the researches relating to the farmers and their needs. Inaugurating the International Seed Conference being held in Kathmandu, Minister Khanal urged the agro-experts to assess the overall effect of climate change on seed and agricultural productivity. He also vowed to expand the jurisdiction of the National Agricultural Research Council to boost up productivity.
The Nepal Airlines Corporation has stated that it will operate flights to Osaka of Japan only for two days a week. The NAC began its direct flight to Osaka from August 29. The NAC reduced the number of flights to Japan, citing lack of passengers. The NAC would make flights only on Tuesday and Saturday. Only three flights were conducted since August 12.
Hindu women are observing the Rishi Panchami festival across the country today. During Rishi Panchami celebration, the Hindu women are worshipping the Saptarshis– the seven saints– as stated in Hindu scriptures. Clad in red, women set up the Saptarshis and worship them. Rishi Panchami is the last day of Teej festival. Rishi Panchami is observed on the fifth day of bright half-moon of the month of Bhadra as per the Nepali calendar.
Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global “epidemiologic transition” between different types of chronic disease.