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21 August 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.

NC leader Giri passes away, final rites concludes today

Nepali Congress leader Pradeep Giri, who passed away last night, will be cremated today itself.

He was 75, and was undergoing treatment at the Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur for three weeks, was put on a ventilator from Thursday.

At the request of the family, he was taken off the ventilator on Friday.

Giri, who returned to Nepal after undergoing cancer treatment in Mumbai, India for a long time, was admitted to Medicity Hospital after contracting pneumonia.

Giri, a Nepali politician and member of House of Representatives (HoR) from the Nepali Congress was also a central committee member of the party.

Giri was elected to the House of Representatives in the 2017 elections to the HoR.

Prime Minister Deuba expresses grief over Giri’s death

Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed shock over the news of the death of party’s central member and member of parliament Pradeep Giri.

“I am very shocked by the news of the death of my friend Pradeep Giriji, the leader of the Nepali Congress and socialist thinker of Nepali politics,” Prime Minister Deuba said in a tweet last night.

He said that with the death of leader Giri, Nepal has lost a true and good leader.

Speaker, top leaders of various political parties pay tributes to Giri

Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has extended his tributes to late Nepali Congress leader Pradeep Giri. He offered tributes and garlands to mortal remains of Giri at NC party office at Sanepa in Kathmandu on Sunday.

Similarly, Chairperson of the CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal, former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, deputy leader of the CPN (UML) parliamentary party Subas Nembang and Minister for Energy and Water Resources Pampha Bhusal reached and offered their tributes to Giri.

Talking to media-persons on the occasion, Unified Socialist Chair Nepal said demise of Giri caused a loss of a principled and studious person to the country.

“Pradeep Ji (honorific) concluded through his comparative study that socialism is the best system. Giri with concerns towards Nepali politics has given his contributions to move forward socialism force in the country,” he said.

Election Commission seeks Rs 11 billion for Nov 20 election

The Election Commission (EC) has sought a budget of Rs 11 billion to hold federal and provincial elections.

Spokesperson for EC Shaligram Sharma said the EC has made a formal request to the Finance Ministry for an allocation of Rs 10.98 billion for the election.

The government is holding federal and provincial elections in a single phase on November 20.

“We have formally made a request for budget allocation from the Finance Ministry. The ministry will now hold needful discussions and allocate the needful amount,” he added.

Nepal sees 286 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Nepal recorded a total of 286 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours as of Sunday.

Of the confirmed cases, 202 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 84 through the Antigen method.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 3,423 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

Of them, 1,816 samples were tested through RT-PCR and 1,607 through the Antigen method.

NEPSE loses 7.72 points to close at 2,060.55 points on Sunday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index plunged by 7.72 points to close at 2,060.55 points on Sunday, the first trading day of this week.

The index lost 0.37 percent today (Sunday) after gaining 27.72 points last Thursday.

The index that opened at 2,070.06 points made an intraday high of 2,089.25, an intraday low of 2,055.78, and ultimately settled at 2,060.55 points.

A total of 5,339,004 shares of 218 companies traded hands via 43,455 transactions, resulting in daily turnover of Rs 2.04 billion. Last Thursday’s turnover was Rs. 2.05 billion.

NEA exports power worth around Rs 2 billion to India in first month of current FY

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) exported electricity worth approximately Rs 2 billion to neighboring India in the first month of the current fiscal year, 2022/23 beginning 17 July, 2022.

The NEA, the generator and distributor of electricity under the Government of Nepal, traded surplus power of over 242 million units worth Rs 1.83 billion to India where power demand in monsoon is higher, in one month of the current fiscal year, said the NEA.

Similarly, currently, it is effortful to export additional 111 megawatts electricity.

President certifies two bills

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has certified two bills presented by the federal parliament.

The Office of the President informed that President Bhandari certified the bill designed to amend Nepal Engineering Council Act, 2055; and the bill designed to amend the Act on Senior Citizen, 2063.

Nepal’s ambassadors to Brazil and South Korea sworn in

Ambassadors appointed for Brazil and South Korea have been administered the oath of office and secrecy on Sunday.

Nepali Ambassador to Brazil Nirmalraj Kafle and Nepali Ambassador to Korea Prof. Dr. Jyoti Pyakurel (Bhandari) took the oath of office and secrecy before the President Bidya Devi Bhandari at President’s Office in Shital Niwas.

The swearing in was attended by top officials of the government.

Publish Date : 21 August 2022 22:01 PM

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