Today’s national news in a nutshell


August 18, 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.

Citizenship Bill passed with a majority

The House of Representatives has passed the Nepal Citizenship (First Amendment) Bill, 2079.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota announced that the Citizenship Bill was passed by a majority after a vote took place on the Bill.

Out of the 195 MPs who were present and took part in the voting, 135 voted in favor of passing the bill while 60 voted in favor of not passing the bill in its current form, while none voted against the bill in itself.

MC standing committee meeting defers again

The CPN (Maoist Center) standing committee meeting that was scheduled for Thursday evening has postponed until Friday morning.

The meeting was earlier scheduled for Thursday morning.

The meeting was postponed as deliberations on the citizenship bill in the House of Representatives is ongoing and lawmakers are required to cast their vote, said Dor Prasad Upadhyay, secretary of the Maoist Center office.

The party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is scheduled to table a proposal on party office bearers in the meeting.

25 students injured as boat capsizes in Rapti River

As many as 25 students were injured when a boat capsized in the Rapti River of Dang today.

According to District Police Office Chief, Suresh Kafle, among the injured, three are being treated at Lamahi.

The overloaded boat met with the accident at around 9:00 am today as it was en route to Rajpur-7 from Lamahi municipality-9 carrying students of the Sikta Secondary School at Rajpur.

UML Chair Oli reaches Jhapa on the day of passing the Citizenship Bill

When the meeting of the House of Representatives has started discussion on the Citizenship Bill sent back for general amendment by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has reached his home district Jhapa skipping the meeting on Thursday.

According to sources, UML Chair Oli reached his home district soon after the announcement of the Citizenship Bill as Thursday’s agenda in the House.

PM Deuba expresses concern over country importing foodstuff

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed concern over the country facing a situation where food items have to been imported from outside the country.

The Prime Minister rued the inability to tap the country’s abundance potential to produce enough food items itself.

NEPSE gains 27.56 points on Thursday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index gained 27.56 points to close at 2068.26 points on Thursday.

The sensitive index also rose by 5.41 points to close at 400.8 points.

The index that opened at an intraday low of 2,041.71 points made an intraday high of 2,072.37 and finally closed at 2,068.42 points.