Today’s national news in a nutshell


August 8, 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 committed to ensuring rights of indigenous people, PM Deuba says

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the incumbent government was proactive for the rights and interests of the indigenous people as guaranteed by the Constitution of Nepal.

Inaugurating a special meet organized by the Federation of Nepalis Democratic Indigenous Nationalities here today (Monday) on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the PM stated that the government was doing plenty of things for the greater good of the indigenous nationalities.

Sitaula picked coordinator of task force formed to oversee polls seat distribution

Former Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula has been picked as the coordinator of the task force formed to propose seat distribution among ruling coalition partners in the upcoming elections.

The first meeting of the task force held at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Monday decided to give the responsibility of coordinating task force to the former general secretary Sitaula.

Minister of Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said it was decided to entrust Sitaula with the responsibility of coordinating the task force.

Former Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar appointed new coach

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has appointed former all rounder of the Indian national cricket team Manoj Prabhakar as the head coach of the Nepali national cricket team.

Prabhakar has been appointed as the head coach Monday for a one-year term, according to CAN.

The CAN appointed Prabhakar as the head coach of the Nepali team after Pubudu Dashanayake resigned from the post of the head coach of the Nepali team.

Liquidity crisis in cooperatives: Only 5 percent can be withdrawn at a time

Member of cooperatives will be able to withdraw only 5 percent of their deposits at a time due to the current liquidity crisis in the country’s financial sector.

The umbrella organization of the cooperatives has

made such a call saying that when all the members demand the return of the savings kept in the cooperatives, there will be an imbalance in the payment process.

After the depositors of Gautam Shree Multi-Purpose Cooperative Limited filed a complaint with the Department of Cooperatives, demanding the return of deposits, the pressure to return deposits has also increased in other cooperatives.

According to the National Cooperative Federation, the depositors began to apply for refunds at a time when there was a lack of liquidity in the market, so as to prevent the creation of more problems, they called for payment by making a schedule.

This rule will not apply to cooperatives that do not have a lack of liquidity.

KMC issues 24-hour ultimatum to Norvic Hospital to remove illegal structures

Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has given a 24-hour ultimatum to Norvic International Hospital to remove the structures the hospital has built against the rules.

KMC Mayor Balendra Shah said that if the canteen and other structures of the hospital are not removed within 24 hours, contrary to the agreement with the Government of Nepal, action will be taken.

A 24-hour ultimatum has been issued to the hospital to demolish the structure on the land leased by the hospital, which is registered in the name of the KMC.

9th National Games will be held on time: NSC

The National Sports Council (NSC) has made it clear that the 9th National Games will be held on the scheduled time.

Talking to media persons in Pokhara on Monday, NSC Member Secretary Tanka Lal Ghising requested the Gandaki Province to start preparations for the event accordingly.

Gandaki Province is hosting the 9th National Games from October 14 to 20. According to Ghising, athletes will participate in 407 events in 36 sports.

Eleven teams – seven provincial teams, three departmental teams, and one team of non-resident Nepalis (NRN) – are participating in the event.

NEPSE loses 17.68 points on Monday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index has lost 17.68 points and closed at 2,106.15 points on Monday. The index had gained 10.27 points on Sunday.

The index registered a loss of 0.83 percent on the second trading day of the week.

The index that opened at 2,128.19 points made an intraday low of 2,102.25 and an intraday high of 2,140.26 before closing at 2,106.15 points.

A total of 6,527,414 units of shares of 214 companies traded via 44,553 transactions, resulting in daily turnover of Rs 2.85 billion. Sunday’s trading turnover was Rs 2.67 billion.

Nepal sees 934 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Nepal recorded a total of 934 new cases of coronavirus and one COVID-19 related death in the past 24 hours as of Monday.

Out of the confirmed cases, 498 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 436 through the Antigen method.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 5,351 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

Of them, 2,862 samples were tested through RT-PCR and 2,489 through the Antigen method.

Currently, there are 5,686 active cases in the country as 436 infected patients recovered in the past 24 hours.