Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s son Prakash cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat [In Photos]

  • Dahal himself lit funeral pyre as per Hindu tradition
Anuj Kumar Adhikari, Nov 19 2017
The mortal remains of Prakash Dahal, son of CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who passed away Sunday morning, were consigned to flames at Pashupati Aryaghat in Kathmandu.
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IoM cancels MBBS entrance exam, new dates to be fixed soon

    Binod Ghimire, Nov 19 2017

    The Institute of Medicine (IoM) under Tribhuvan University on Sunday finally cancelled the MBBS entrance examinations held on October 14 after it was confirmed that the question papers of the test were leaked.

    The IoM took the decision four days after the TU Executive Council authorised the IoM to take the legitimate action on the issue. Acting on the report of police investigation, medical council and the probe committee of the university, the Executive Council had concluded that the question papers were leaked and the entrance examination was undisciplined.

     “We have decided to cancel the entrance exam of October working on the directive from the TU Executive Council. The new dates will be fixed very soon,” IoM Dean Dr Jagdish Chandra Agrawal told the Post.

    Earlier on October 14, over 15 students and fraudsters were arrested from various examination centres for using sophisticated wireless devices to cheat in the entrance exam.

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    Violent activities targeted at foiling elections will be neutralised: PM Deuba

    MOHAN BUDHAYER, DADELDHURA, Nov 19 2017
    Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has remarked that the violent activities and incidents of attacks aimed at foiling elections will be neutralised.

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    Dahal died of cardiac arrest, hospital says

    Post Report, Nov 19 2017
    CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal died of sudden cardiac arrest, Norvic Hospital said in a press meet on Sunday.
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    Left alliance postpones election campaign in Chitwan

    Post Report, Nov 19 2017
    Left alliance has postponed election campaign at three constituencies of Chitwan district following the death of party chairman's son Prakash Dahal.
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    Dahal arrives in Norvic Hospital following son's death

    Post Report, Nov 19 2017
    CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has arrived at Norvic Hospital in Thapathali following the death of his son on Sunday morning.
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    A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, Reuters reported quoting officials.

    A tweet from the station’s Twitter account said staffers reported several casualties inside the building and staff members reached by telephone said between two and five people appeared to have been killed.

    Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said casualties were feared but he said the number was still unclear.

    He said the attack began with an explosion at the gate of the station followed by gunmen who stormed in. One of the attackers was killed immediately but others fought off security forces with hand grenades.

    As the attack unfolded, Shamshad TV, a Pashto language broadcaster, stopped normal programing, transmitting only a still image.

    There was no immediate indication of the identity of the attackers but Taliban insurgents issued an immediate denial that they were involved.

    The attack is the latest in a series of assaults on Afghan journalists and media workers. Last year seven members of Afghanistan’s largest private television station, Tolo, were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber.

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    Himalayan Sherpa Club advanced to the semi-finals of the first Chandragiri Gold Cup football tournament with a 3-0 rout of Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club in Naikap on Friday. Heman Gurung scored a brace and Piyus Henry added the third goal for the Sherpas. 

    Sherpas will now take on Tribhuvan Army Club on Sunday for a place in the final. The other semi-final pits Friends Club against Sankata on Saturday.

    Gurung gave Sherpas an early 14th minute lead, converting a fierce shot from the edge of the box. Man-of-the-match Gurung doubled his team’s tally in the 74the minute as the forward cut past three APF defenders before firing home the goal. Henry rubbed more salts to the APF would scoring the third in the 87th minute.

    The champions will walk away with Rs 500,000 and the runners-up will receive Rs 250,000. The best player and top scorer of the tournament are assured of Rs 30,000 cash rewards. (PR)

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    KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI
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