MISCELLANEOUS

a Thailand general jailed for trafficking
A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial, BBC report. Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a minority fleeing Myanmar. Another top former official was sentenced to 75 years in prison. More than 100 defendants were on trial. Muslim Rohingya have been..
a Miniskirt video of woman creates debate in Muslim country
Saudi police have released a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public without charge, BBC report. She was summoned for questioning after a video of her dressed in "indecent" clothing sparked a heated debate in the Muslim country. Some demanded she be punished for breaking the strict Saudi dress code. But the public prosecutor has now closed the case,..
a Man’s thumb surgically replaced by toe
An Australian cattle worker whose thumb was severed by a bull has had his toe surgically transplanted in its position, BBC report. Zac Mitchell, 20, was injured in April while working on a remote farming property in Western Australia. "A bull kicked my hand into the fence," Mr Mitchell said of the incident. He underwent two unsuccessful operations to reattach his thumb before doctors opted..
French national found hanging in Nepal
A French national was found hanging in a hotel room near Lakeside in Pokhara Lekhnath Municipality-6 on Saturday, agencies report. The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Lesebrasrancis with passport number 16CK419748.   According to Kaski District Police Office, the body was hanging from a window rod with a bag lace on Friday. The staff sensed a foul smell coming from..
a Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge-freezer
The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say, according to BBC. The Metropolitan Police say manslaughter, health and safety, and fire safety charges will be considered. A total of 79 people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block and nearby. In Salford, cladding..
a Nepal govt to shut down National Trading Ltd
After repeated failed attempts to turn it around and pouring in billions of rupees over the years to keep it afloat, the government has finally decided to cut the lifeline of National Trading Ltd, THT report.   Stating that NTL had been incurring losses since many years and was only drilling a bigger hole in state coffers, the government had also introduced the ‘voluntary..
a Nepal-India border to be sealed for 48 hours during second phase local elections
The Nepal-India border points in Kanchanpur district would remain closed for 48 hours during the upcoming local level elections slated for June 28, THT report. A meeting of the Nepal-India Coordination Committee held in Mahendranagar on Monday agreed to seal the border points from 6:00 am of June 26 to 5:00 pm of June 28, said the Chief District Officer Manohar Prasad Khanal.   The..
a Election Commission unsatisfied over demonstration against CEC
The Election Commission (EC) has expressed reservation over a demonstration and flying of black flag against the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav in Rajbiraj of Saptari district on Sunday, THT report. In a statement, the EC has mentioned that troublesome cadres of some political parties chanted slogans against the CEC and flew black flags when the district’s chief..
a Nepal second phase local election postponed
The second phase of the local level elections has been rescheduled for June 28, according to THT. The government had earlier decided to hold the local polls on June 23. The Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar this morning took the decision to postpone the elections by five days.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs..
a Macron meets Putin in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron says he held a "frank exchange" with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face talks, BBC report. The pair discussed "disagreements" in the meeting, held at the sumptuous Versailles palace. But Mr Macron said he wanted to work with Russia over Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Meanwhile, Mr Putin said he wanted to strengthen..
a Three killed and 20 injured in Nepal bus accident
Three persons were killed and at least 20 other persons sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling on skidded off the road and fell some 200 metres down the road at Bhakarekhola in Dhading district, on Sunday, according to THT. A passenger bus (Ga 1 Kha 3405) with 30 people on board was heading to Khahare in Dhading district from Kathmandu along the Dhadingbensi-Salyantar road section..
a Armed police to holiday events after Manchester attack
Armed police will guard hundreds of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend following a reassessment of security after the Manchester bombing, BBC report. Senior officers are encouraging people to go out but to remain vigilant on the first holiday weekend with the national threat level at its highest. Security is being increased at football cup finals at Wembley and Hampden Park and..
a Former Greece PM injured in explosion
Greece's former prime minister and former central bank chief has been injured after an explosive device hidden in an envelope went off inside his car in central Athens, according to police, Al Jazeera report. Lucas Papademos was taken to hospital with his driver who was also hurt, Reuters news agency reported a police official as saying on Thursday. Papademos was appointed caretaker prime..
An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, on January 11, 2013. Photo: Reuters Three Gorkha soldiers killed in India-Pakistan border
Three Nepali Gorkha soldiers serving with the Indian Army have been killed in an exchange of bullets at the India-Pakistan border on May 20,THT report. The deceased have been identified as Rabin Sharma (23) of Kushma Municipality-8 in Parbat district, Damar Bahadur Pun (40) of Korying Tun village in Gulmi and Girish Gurung (38) of Kaski district, the Rastriya Samachar Samiti..
a Nepal election phase one : “12,563 representatives elected in 270 local units”
The Election Commission on Tuesday evening has said that 12,563 representatives in 270 local units have been elected in the first phase of local level election in 34 districts of Province number 3, 4 and 6, according to THT. Speaking to the THT Online over the phone this evening, Election Commission’s spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma informed the results of the 13 local bodies are awaited...
IMG_5067 North Korea conducts another missle test
North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea's military has said, BBC report. The White House said the medium-range missile had a shorter range than those used in North Korea's last three tests. It comes a week after North Korea tested what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Last Monday, the UN Security Council again demanded that..
a Mamma Mia sequel announced
Ten years after the release of Mamma Mia, studio executives are taking a chance on the sequel to the smash musical hit, BBC report. Super troupers Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth are set to reprise their roles. The songs of Abba will also be back to provide a fresh soundtrack, featuring some songs which did not make it in to the original. Mamma Mia: Here We..
a Nepal Local Election : 4,888 representatives elected
The Election Commission on Thursday informed that 4,888 representatives in 115 local bodies have been elected in 34 districts of Province number  3, 4 and 6, THT report. Speaking to the THT Online over phone, EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma informed that 115 candidates were elected as mayors, 115 candidates as deputy mayors, 1126 candidates as ward chiefs and 1792 candidates as ward..
a Six people and four IS gunmen killed in deadly Jalalabad battle
At least six people and all four IS gunmen have been killed in a battle at the Afghan state television building in the city of Jalalabad, officials say,according to BBC. Four of the dead worked for the broadcaster RTA. Two police also died. The attack began when two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the compound. The other two entered it and battled security forces for four..
a Nepal Airlines breaches protocol
The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation’s penchant to be in the news for the wrong reasons continues unabated as it once again threw flight safety protocols to the winds even when operating President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s VVIP flight to Bangkok today, THT report.  In a serious breach of VVIP handling protocol, the NAC management chose to disregard its CAAN-approved standard..