48 migrants die after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

48 migrants die after boat sinks off Tunisian coast
The number of illegal immigrants killed after their boat sank off the southeastern coast of Tunisia on Sunday has risen to 48, according to the Ministry of Defense.A total of 75 people have been rescued people so far, including 60 Tunisians, five from SubSaharan Africa, two Moroccans and one Libyan, said Rachid Bouhawala, the press officer at the M...

Death toll rises to 25, 1.7 mln affected in Guatemala volcano eruption

Death toll rises to 25, 1.7 mln affected in Guatemala volcano eruption
Twenty-five people have been killed and 296 others injured in Guatemala as a highly active volcano near the country's capital erupted for the second time this year, authorities said Sunday.About 1.7 million people have been affected by the eruption and more than 3,000 evacuated, the Guatemalan government tweeted.Casualties could further rise due to...

Mixed reactions on budget continues

Mixed reactions on budget continues
Lawmakers taking part in general discussions on the budget in a meeting of the House of Representatives today gave their mixed views. Lawmakers from the ruling parties defended the budget that was unveiled by the government on May 29 and stressed on its implementation while those from opposition parties commented it beyond the realities.Lawmakers f...

Ghale accused in 33 kg gold scam surrenders

Ghale accused in 33 kg gold scam surrenders
Chhering Wangel Ghale known as Dr David accused of involving in the 33 kg gold scam has surrendered before the Morang District Court today. The court started recording his statement. Hearing on whether to send the accused to jail or not will start following the statement recording, said Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar KC. Earlier, fleeing S...

Former Home Minister Shahi passes away

Former Home Minister Shahi passes away
Former Minister for Home Affairs, Dan Bahadur Shahi, passed away this morning. He was 76.He had been suffering from kidney-related diseased and died in course of treatment at Dhapasi-based Grande Hospital. The hospital source confirmed his demise. He was admitted to the hospital some two months ago. Shahi, a permanent resident of Dumrakot of Tik...

Woman appeals for economic support from Gangalal Heart Centre

Woman appeals for economic support from Gangalal Heart Centre
A woman undergoing treatment at the Shahid Gangalal Heart Centre in Kathmandu has appealed for economic support to save her life.65 – year – old Purna Kumari Chhetri Khatri from Dhairing of Jaljala rural municipality – 7 in northern part of Parbat district has not been able to manage Rs 600,000 for treatment. Purna Kumari's son Rajan Khatri has ...

Swiss are second-most industrious Europeans, but working less: report

Swiss are second-most industrious Europeans, but working less: report
Full-time workers in Switzerland remain among the most industrious in Europe, but they are not the most hardworking. They only made it to the second spot in terms of hard work, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) said this week.In an international comparison using statistics from Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office, only full-t...

‘Congress on way to transformation’

‘Congress on way to transformation’
Nepali Congress (NC) Spokesperson, Biswo Prakash Sharma, has said that the NC is moving to the path of its transformation.Addressing a training programme organized by Nepal Tarun Dal Baitadi, Spokesperson Sharma noted that the cadres should not be disappointed as the party would play the role of strong opposition and oversee the government's functi...

Three killed after two motorbikes collide head on

Three killed after two motorbikes collide head on
Three persons were killed when two motorbikes collided on Saturday at Bardaghat in western Nawalparasi district.Motorbike (Lu 37 Pa 1570) heading south from northern direction collided head on with another bike (Lu 10 Pa 4435) heading north near the Armed Police Force (APF) Border Security Training School.   Two persons were killed on th...

NSU pickets NOC head office

NSU pickets NOC head office
Nepal Students Union close to Nepali Congress picketed the Nepal Oil Corporation central office at Babarmahal demanding that the petroleum monopoly roll back the recent hike in fuel prices.NSU leader Deepak Bhattarai urged the NOC to run it transparently adding that the price was hiked arbitrarily. NSU general secretary Kundan Kafle said that th...