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Indonesian singer dies onstage despite being bitten by cobra, keeps singing for 45 mins

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KARAWANG — In a tragic incident, an Indonesian pop star died onstage as she kept on singing for around 45 minutes despite being bitten by a venomous cobra.

Irma Bule, 29, was attacked mid-performance in the village of Karawang, West Java, by the venomous snake.

Irma, who was bitten mid-performance by a cobra, was known for wearing snakes during her acts but the king cobra which she danced with on Sunday had not been defanged, a report in MailOnline said.

Ferlando Octavion Auzura, who was in was in the audience, told a local website- “In the middle of the second song, Irma stepped on the snake’s tail.  The snake then bit Irma in her thigh.”

The singer- who had also used boa constrictors and pythons in previous acts – refused the offer of an antidote, according to reports.

Police said they are investigating the incident and have asked people in the audience for information.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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