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Published On: September 9, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Bipana Thapa

Nepal-China sign three bilateral deals

As per the first agreement, China has agreed to provide Rs 350 million to establish a well-equipped hospital in Manang district. According to the second deal reached between the two governments, China will provide 5000  sets of tarpaulins to Nepal which can be used during the time of emergencies. As per the third deal, China will send volunteer teachers to Nepal in the near future.

Autocracy will not revive at any cost: Chairperson Dahal

Dahal reiterated that republicanism and federalism are the outcomes of various armed struggles, mass movements, and martyrdom of numerous of people, and if anyone attempts to reverse the achievement, our party will firmly oppose such a cheap act.” 

Minister Bhattarai terms Lalitpur as living museum

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has termed Lalitpur as a living museum of arts and culture. Speaking at the inaugural session of four-day SAARC Handicraft Exhibition and Workshop in Lalitpur on Monday, Minister Bhattarai vowed to preserve arts and culture in a bid to promote tourism in Nepal. 

Industrial park to be established in Chitwan with Chinese assistance

Planned Chinese investment in the industrial park has come at a time when China has emerged as the largest contributor of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Nepal in recent years. Chinese investors have pledged the highest FDI to Nepal four years in a row as the country received more than half of its total FDI pledges from its northern neighbor in the last fiscal year 2018-19 that concluded in mid-July, according to report.

Metro traffic to manage street lights in the capital

At the event, SSP Dhakal presented the concept of smart traffic police. “I am planning to manage more effectively by making traffic police personnel more responsible, disciplined and smart,” added Dhakal. 

British Airways pilots ground planes in unprecedented 48-hour strike

British Airways pilots began a 48-hour strike on Monday, grounding nearly all its flights and disrupting the plans of thousands of travelers in unprecedented industrial action over a pay dispute. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) last month gave the airline notice of three days of industrial action in September, in the first ever strike by BA pilots.



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