BANEPA, July 7: Beema Samiti -- the insurance sector regulator -- has said that it will direct insurance companies that fail to meet the new paid-up capital requirement within the specified deadline to pursue merger.

PERTH, April 16: A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwestern Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his legs, an official and a witness said.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) will be concluding the ongoing district level cadres' assemblies and training programmes within June 4 with the target set on second phase of local level elections.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Kuwait's national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields.