Today’s national news in a nutshell


August 5, 2022


Today’s national news in a nutshell

KATHMANDU: Khabarhub brings to you a glimpse of major developments of the day in Nepal, including politics, business/economy, sports, entertainment, and more.

Govt’s Spokesperson Karki brushes off news about mobilization of spies to espionage about Oli

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has dismissed news reports that ‘the incumbent government has mobilized secret agent to spy on former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’ as baseless.

“I want to make clear that the news reported by some media about the mobilization of spies by the incumbent government to spy on former PM KP Sharma Oli, and about the government interference with right to privacy by tapping phone calls of citizens is baseless,” he said at a press conference organized on Friday to make public the decisions taken by the Cabinet meeting on August 4.

He also appealed to people not to be in confusion about the matter as ‘the government is aware about rights to freedom and privacy and is committed to them.

Prachanda leaving for Japan tonight

Chairman of Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” is leaving for Japan tonight.

Prachanda will fly to Japan at 10:30 pm, his secretariat said.

He is scheduled to participate in a program of the Nepali People’s Progressive Forum in Japan.

It has not been revealed about his political meetings in Japan.

Foreign Minister Khadka to visit China on August 9

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka is visiting China from 9 to 11 August 2022.

The Foreign Affairs Minister is visiting China at the invitation of State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wang Yi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release today.

The two Ministers will hold delegation-level bilateral talks, leading their respective delegations on 10 August 2022 in Qingdao, China. State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang, will host a banquet in honor of Minister Khadka and the members of the delegation.

11-member task force formed to finalize sharing of seats

The ruling coalition has formed a task force to oversee distribution of seats in the upcoming federal and provincial elections.

A meeting of top leaders of the ruling alliance in Baluwatar on Friday has formed an 11-member task force to decide seat-sharing among partners following the decision to forge electoral alliance.

‘Maoist Center adheres to One-China policy’

The CPN Maoist Center has given its initial response to the diplomatic tension between China and the US and the military tension seen in Taiwanese waters after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently visited Taiwan.

The Maoist Center said that they opposed any activity that hindered China’s national unity. The party reiterated that Nepal and the party were committed to the one-China policy.

Tuberculosis to be eradicated from Nepal by 2050

A campaign has been put in place to eradicate tuberculosis from Nepal by 2050.

Minister for Health and Population Bhawani Prasad Khapung inaugurated a workshop organized by the National Tuberculosis Control Centre in Kathmandu Friday to review and expand the Tuberculosis-Free Nepal campaign.

Minister Khapung called for cooperation from NGOs, INGOs and international stakeholders to eradicate tuberculosis from Nepal within the stipulated time.

CK Raut to contest elections from Saptari-2

CK Raut, Chairman of the Janamat Party, is to contest from Saptari-2 in the upcoming parliamentary election to be held on November 20.

Party spokesperson Chandan Singh said that Raut is contesting the election from Saptari 2, previously won by Janata Samajbadi Party Chairman Upendra Yadav.

In the last local elections, Janamat Party had won in some wards of this constituency.

Singer Merina Rai and Sanjeev Baraili break off their engagement

Singer Melina Rai has announced that she has broken off her engagement with Sanjeev Baraili.

Taking to social media on Friday, Melina said they mutually decided to end their engagement after much thought and discussion.

Nepal sees 912 new coronavirus cases, one death in past 24 hours

Nepal recorded a total of 912 new cases of coronavirus and one COVID-related death in the past 24 hours as of Friday.

Out of the confirmed cases, 529 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 393 through the Antigen method.

NEPSE loses 34.61 points on Friday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NESPE) index shed 34.61 points to close at 2,113.55 points on Friday.

Similarly, the sensitive index, which measures the turnover of large companies, fell by 580 points to 406.45 points.

A total of 6,416,629 units of the shares of 213 companies were traded for Rs 2.62 billion.