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Today’s national news in a nutshell

11 October 2022  

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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 directs rebel candidates to withdraw nominations

Ruling coalition partners have directed rebel candidates filing nominations for the November 20 elections to withdraw their nominations on time.

Rebel leaders who submitted their candidatures against the official candidates backed by the Nepali Congress, Maoist Center, CPN Unified Socialist and Rastriya Janamorcha have been urged to withdraw their nominations within the stipulated time.

A meeting of the ruling coalition held today (Tuesday) decided that such leaders who would disobey the instruction would be expelled by the respective parties.

The Election Commission has set deadline of 1 pm Wednesday to withdraw candidatures.

16 dead and 17 missing in 24 hours

A total of 16 people have died in incidents of natural disaster in different parts of the country in the last 24 hours, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).

The NDRRMA published a bulletin today stating that that 16 people died in Kalikot, Mugu, Humla and Bajura districts while 17 people are reported missing in the past 24 hours. One person died and one was injured due to incessant rain in Dang and Jumla respectively.

Likewise, one person was injured in an incident of fire in Bhaktapur.

57 parties file nomination towards FPTP for HoR election: EC

Fifty-seven political parties have filed their candidacies towards the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election for the House of Representatives (HoR) election scheduled for November 20.

These political parties have fielded 1,433 men and 150 women candidates for the HoR election.

As per the data published by the Election Commission (EC), a total of 943 candidates — 858 men and 85 women — have registered their candidacies as independents.

A total of 2,526 people (2,291 men and 235 women) have filed their nominations towards FPTP for HoR member.

President Bhandari discharged from hospital

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has been discharged from hospital today (Tuesday) after medical treatment.

The Head-of-State was admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Saturday for COVID-19 infection.

She was discharged at 12:45 pm after improvement in health condition, said Hospital’s information officer Ram Bikram Adhikari.

Prabhu Sah comes with panel against UML-JSP alliance

CPN-UML leader Prabhu Sah, who surprised all by filing candidacy from Rautahat-3 despite getting ticket from UML for the November 20 election, is found to have formed a panel of candidates against UML-Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) alliance in Madhesh Province.

According to a source close to leader Sah, the former Maoist Center leader, who tried to be close to UML Chair KP Oli and get the credit for UML’s comeback in Madhesh, was disappointed at Chairman Oli’s move of taking Raghubir Mahaseth in the lead in Madhesh.

Shah had been the key person to make UML competitive in Madhesh. UML’s hold in Madhesh was declining due to the anti-Madhesh remarks of Chairman Oli; however, Shah’s entry had paved room for more Madheshi leaders’ entry to UML.

Flood affects more than 8,000 households in Banke

More than 8,000 households have been affected due to inundation caused by flash flood triggered by incessant rainfall in Banke district.

Eight thousand seven hundred three households at eight local levels in the district have been directly affected due to flood and inundation, said Topendra Bahadur KC, Assistant Chief District Officer of Banke district.

Gold price down by Rs 1200 

The price of gold has decreased by Rs 1200 in the domestic market today.

According to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the hallmark gold is being traded at Rs 94,000 per tola.

The price of yellow metal was Rs 95,200 per tola on Monday.

NEPSE loses 16.06 points to close at 1,855.16 on Tuesday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index has lost 16.06 points to close at 1,855.16 points on Tuesday.

Likewise, the Sensitive Index fell by 3.21 points to settle at 363.63 points. The index had lost 27.16 points yesterday.

The index that opened at 1,871.28 went as low as 1,849.80 to ultimately close at 1,855.16 points. The opening index also became the intraday low of the day.

As many as 1,768,692 units of shares of 229 companies changed hands via 12,294 transactions, resulting in a turnover of Rs 552 million today.

Dr Bhattarai-led Nepal Samajbadi Party receives six seats in Nov 20 elections

The Nepal Samajbadi Party led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai, who joined the ruling coalition as a part of the CPN (Maoist Centre), has received two seats in the House of Representatives and four seats in the Province Assembly.

The party has nominated Mahendra Raya Yadav as a candidate from Sarlahi-2 and Manushi Yami Bhattarai from Kathmandu-7 from the ruling alliance in the House of Representatives.

Similarly, Ganga Narayan Shrestha has been nominated as a candidate from Sindhuli 2 (Kha), Phanindra Devkota 2 (Ka), Chinak Kumari from Nawalparasi West 2 (Ka) and Sunil Sah from Sarlahi 2 (Ka) in the Province Assembly.

Publish Date : 11 October 2022 22:55 PM

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