Today’s national news in a nutshell


August 11, 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.

Ruling coalition mull current strength of parties in parliament for seat distribution

A meeting of the ruling coalition task force has developed preliminary understanding on seat distribution for the upcoming elections based on the current strength of parties in the parliament.

Dev Gurung, the leader of the Maoist Center, said the task force meeting held on Thursday at the Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar, agreed to create a blueprint for electoral coordination on the basis of seats the parties hold in parliament.

He said that there was a positive discussion in the meeting about preparing the modality of agreement for electoral coordination for November 20 elections.

Cabinet assigns Krishnahari Pushkar as Finance Secretary

The government has given the responsibility of secretary of the Finance Ministry to Krishnahari Pushkar.

A source said the Cabinet meeting held on Thursday decided to appoint Pushkar as the Finance Secretary.

In addition, Rameshwar Dangal has been given the responsibility of Revenue Secretary by the Council of Ministers meeting.

Leader Giri’s health improving: NC

The Nepali Congress (NC) has said that lawmaker Pradip Giri’s health condition is improving.

Issuing a statement on Thursday, NC Whip Min Bahadur Bishwokarma informed Giri had returned to Nepal a few months ago after undergoing successfully treatment for throat cancer in different hospitals of Mumbai in India.

Giri was admitted to Nepal Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur soon after his return as he was diagnosed with pneumonia. He is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Alternative route used in Raswua after landslide hits Pasang Lhamu Highway

An alternative route has been managed after the Rasuwa section along the Pasang Lhamu Highway got disrupted by a landslide.

The landslide occurred at the Majhgaun-Banuwa Ghumti on Tuesday night disrupted the highway and now a route from Aambhanjyang Simle to Dharapani area via Taruke has been used as the alternative arrangement.

According to Rasuwa’s chief district officer Nawaraj Jaisi, the technical team assessed that it might take time to restore the damaged route and that’s why a rural road towards Taruke was chosen for vehicular movement.

Pilgrims to the Gosaikunda were facilitated to reach the destination via the alternative route.

NEPSE sheds 19 points on Thursday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index lost about 19 points on Thursday.

The stock market declined by 0.92 percent, losing 18.96 points to close at 2,037.92 points.

The sensitive index that measures the performance of the blue chip companies also fell by 4.08 points.

Four-year campaign to prevent snakebite kicks off

A four-year campaign has kicked off to increase public awareness for the prevention of snakebite.

The very first and former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav launched the campaign amidst a program in the capital on Thursday.

On the occasion, he said the campaign would focus on increasing public awareness for preventing and controlling snakebite. He said human-snake conflict is an increasing phenomenon due to the loss of habitat for animals including snake.

Writ filed against Bhuwan KC’s appointment as Film Development Board chairman

A writ has been filed against the appointment of Film Development Board Chairman Bhuwan KC in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

One of the other applicants applying for the chairmanship of the Film Development Board filed the writ claiming that KC does not meet the criteria for the post.

The writ demanded revocation of the decision taken by the Council of Ministers on July 25 to appoint KC to the post.

Nepal sees 815 new coronavirus cases, five deaths in past 24 hours

Nepal recorded a total of 815 new cases of coronavirus and five deaths in the past 24 hours as of Thursday.

Of the confirmed cases, 465 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 350 through the Antigen method.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 4,534 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

Of them, 2,411 samples were tested through RT-PCR and 2,123 through the Antigen method.