Today’s national news in a nutshell


May 17, 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.

EC discloses result of 339 levels, NC stands first followed by UML

Out of 753 local levels, the final results of 339 local levels have been made public.

According to the Election Commission, the Nepali Congress (NC) has won 153 out of 339 local levels. NC has won 117 rural and 36 municipal chiefs. Following NC, UML has won 95 seats at the local level.

UML has won 77 village chairpersons and 18 municipal chiefs.

Bharatpur Metropolis update: Over 20,000 votes counted till 4 pm

As many as 20,088 votes have been counted in Bharatpur Metropolitan City till 4 pm on Tuesday.

Ruling coalition and CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Renu Dahal has been increasing her lead in the mayoral election. Dahal received 6,794 votes so far.

Her rival Vijay Subedi of CPN (UML) has 6,548 votes while independent candidate Jagannath Poudel is behind with 3,309 votes.

Balen leads KMC’s mayor race

The counting of votes is underway in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

According to the latest results, independent candidate Balen Shah has maintained his lead with 11,434 votes.

CPN-UML candidate Keshav Sthapit has got 6,258 votes.

Similarly, Nepali Congress candidate Sirjana Singh got 5,1408 votes.

NC wins three Kathmandu municipalities; leading in five

Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has won in three out of 10 municipalities in Kathmandu district as of now.

Meanwhile, the party is leading in five municipalities.

Nepal records 4.7 million hypertension patients

It is estimated that 4.7 million people have been found suffering from hypertension in Nepal.

At an interaction organized by the Department of Health Services on the occasion of World Hypertension Day in Kathmandu on Tuesday, Director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Dr Chuman Lal Das said that 4.7 million people have hypertension problem in the country.

Naveen Srivastava appointed Ambassador of India to Nepal

Naveen Srivastava has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to Nepal.

Srivastava, who led the East Asia division in India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), is succeeding Vinaya Mohan Kwatra, who assumed office as the Foreign Secretary of the Indian government on May 1.

NEPSE declines by 84.90 points on first trading day after local polls

Trading for the first time after the local elections, Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) declined sharply on Tuesday.

The stock market lost 84.90 points to close at 2,265.52 points following the local elections.

NEPSE index had risen two days consecutively before the election.