Sept 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM

Published On: September 3, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Bajeko Sekuwa to resume services after SC's interim order

Following an interim order issued by the Supreme Court on August 30, the sealed outlets of Bajeko Sekuwa will now come into operation. A single bench of Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla had issued an interim order and issued show cause notice to the government in a writ petition filed by Nitima Bhandar Karki, wife of Chetan Bhandari, one of the accused in 33 kg gold smuggling.

Action against Pappu Construction: Minister Mahaseth

Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has reaffirmed that action would be taken against the Pappu Construction Company for its negligence in building the bridge on time. Speaking to the journalists at the Biratnagar Airport in Morang today, Minister Mahaseth asserted that an investigation commission would be formed to investigate into the matter. 

Taxation in all areas will be narrowed down: Minister Dr Khatiwada

Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has reaffirmed that the taxation in multi points would be ended very soon. Inaugurating the office of the Tax Payers Service at Rajbiraj in the district today, Minister Dr Khatiwada said that the federal government would coordinate with the provincial and local government to end the taxation on wider subjects.

Bill proposes restitution up to Rs 200 thousands in caste-based discrimination offence

A Bill aimed to make the act against the caste-based discrimination and untouchability compatible with time and more effective has been presented before the House. The Bill tabled at the Federal Parliament by the government to amend the Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offense and Punishment) Act 2011 has proposed the provision guaranteeing the compensation up to Rs 200,000 to the victim from the perpetrator as per the nature and level of offense. 

Myanmar judge convicts two Reuters reporters in landmark secrets case

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, breached the colonial-era Official Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confidential documents.

England's lower order made all the difference, says Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli said the England’s “frustrating” lower order batsmen proved the difference as the hosts won the fourth test in Southampton by 60 runs for an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. Set 245 for a series-levelling win, India were bowled out for 184 on Sunday and Kohli said his team were undone by the likes of Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler defying their bowlers in both innings.


Leave A Comment