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FGN35: NEPAL-DEUBA-2NDLD PM Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday formally became the country’s Prime Minister for a record fifth time after the Supreme Court's intervention.

FGN36: NEPAL-DEUBA-PROFILE Kathmandu: Sher Bahadur Deuba, who assumed office for a record fifth time as Nepal's Prime Minister, has the immediate task of ending the unprecedented political crisis in the country that saw the controversial dissolution of the House of Representatives and its reinstatement by the apex court twice within six months.

FGN33: VIRUS-INDIA-EXPORTS-REPORT London: India’s monthly services exports have largely rebounded after an initial COVID-19 shock, finds a new Commonwealth trade analysis released in London on Tuesday.

FGN32: LANKA-CHURCH-EASTER-ATTACK Colombo: Sri Lanka's Catholic church on Tuesday demanded that action be taken against former president Maithripala Sirisena and ex-prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for their failures to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 270 people, including 11 Indians.

FGN29: CHINA-SCO-WANG-BILATERALS Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is attending the SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting at Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, will meet his counterparts from the eight-member bloc, the Chinese Foreign Ministry here said on Tuesday.

FGN28: PAK-TEMPLE-CASES Peshawar: Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday said that criminal cases against 350 people accused of burning down a temple last year will be withdrawn, claiming that the minority Hindu community has pardoned them. PTI SCY

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