Community radio chairman gunned down in western Nepal

first_img Receive email alerts News to go further NepalAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is appalled by yesterday’s cold-blooded murder of Devi Prasad Dhitalalias Hemraj, the chairman of community radio Tulsipur FM, in the western district of Dang.Shot in the chest, he died after being rushed to a hospital in Tulsipur. Police arrested a mansuspected of being one of the killers.“We urge the local and national authorities to assign enough police officers so that the suspectscan be arrested quickly and a thorough investigation carried out,” Reporters Without Borderssaid. “Those who decided to silence the head of Tulsipur FM know that Nepal’s community radiostations are influential and play a key role in disseminating news and information.”Dhital was shot yesterday evening while travelling on a motorcycle. After bringing him down withtheir first shot, his killers shot him two more times in the chest.The ministry of home and as well as the information and communication ministrycondemned the incident and promised to arrest those responsible. Businessmen’s associationsparalysed activity in Dang by calling a marketplace strike in protest against his murder. TheFederation of Nepali Journalists sent a mission led by its secretary-general, PoshanKC, to carry out an investigation.The third media owner to be killed since the start of the year, Dhital was also a localactivist of the ruling party Nepali Congress. The motive for his murder is not yet known. Heleaves a wife and two daughters. Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News July 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Community radio chairman gunned down in western Nepal Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

O’Connor to start for Australia

first_img Press Association Folau has been in stunning form at full-back for the NSW Waratahs, but has been chosen on the right wing by the Wallabies with Digby Ioane, who has recovered from knee surgery, lining up on the opposite flank. With Beale deemed not ready to start against the Lions following his return from alcohol-related problems, Deans has opted for O’Connor at fly-half with Berrick Barnes taking the number 15 jersey. It will be only the second time O’Connor has played a Test at 10, with the other appearance taking place alongside Will Genia against Wales in 2011. Scrum-half Genia and the selection of Adam Ashley-Cooper were the two certainties in the Wallaby backline, with the presence of Lealiifano one of the main talking points in the build up to the team announcement. The 25-year-old playmaker also features at fly-half for the ACT Brumbies and has edged the more defensive Pat McCabe to form a centre partnership with Ashley-Cooper. Lealiifano’s inclusion indicates the Wallabies are seeking to play a more expansive game against the Lions. Australia team to face the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, on Saturday June 22: B Barnes (NSW Waratahs); I Folau (NSW Waratahs), A Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), C Lealiifano (Brumbies), D Ioane (Queensland Reds); J O’Connor (Melbourne Rebels), W Genia (Queensland Reds); B Robinson (NSW Waratahs), S Moore (Brumbies), B Alexander (Brumbies), K Douglas (NSW Waratahs), J Horwill (Queensland Reds, capt), B Mowen (Brumbies), M Hooper (NSW Waratahs), W Palu (NSW Waratahs). Replacements: S Fainga’a (Queensland Reds), J Slipper (Queensland Reds), S Kepu (NSW Waratahs), R Simmons (Queensland Reds), L Gill (Queensland Reds), N Phipps (Melbourne Rebels), P McCabe (Brumbies), K Beale (Melbourne Rebels) The starting XV picked by coach Robbie Deans features three debutants in full-back Israel Folau, flanker Ben Mowen and inside centre Christian Lealiifano. Folau is competing in his first season in professional rugby union, having already represented Australia at rugby league and played in the AFL. center_img Australia have picked James O’Connor at fly-half for Saturday’s opening Test against the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium with Kurtley Beale included on the bench.last_img read more