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NC Gen Secy Koirala’s health condition improving

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala’s health condition is improving and he has regained consciousness this morning, according to the doctors involved in his treatment.

The 58-year-year-old leader, however, is still on advanced life support at the Intensive Care Unit of the Chabahil-based hospital.

“His condition is still critical, but showing signs of improvement”, says a statement issued this morning by Om Hospital, where Koirala has been undergoing treatment since Tuesday evening.

Dr Koirala’s blood pressure has stabilized with minimum medical support while oxygen saturation remains maintained, with adequate urine output, adds the statement. He is also responding to verbal commands since last night.

He suffered from aspiration pneumonia followed by septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome yesterday.

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Nepal ranked 122nd among 180 countries in 2017 corruption perceptions index

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has moved nine position up to rank 122nd in an annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt published by graft watchdog Transparency International.

The country attained a score of 31 in TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. Nepal was ranked 131th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2016.

Countries that took the top positions in the latest index, which ranked 180 countries, include New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland.

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South African country Somalia ,with 9 score, is the most corrupted countries among 180 countries.

Among South Asian countries, Bhutan is the least corrupt countries where as Afghanistan is the most corrupt countries. India ranked in 85 , Bhutan ranked in 29th, Sri Lanka in 97,Maldives 118th, Pakistan in 123 and Bangladesh ranked in 146 position.

TI, in its index, measures countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The 2017 index is based on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of business people.

Countries are then scored on a scale of zero, for highly corrupt, to 100, for very clean.

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