Today’s national news in a nutshell


September 23, 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.

Hearing on writ petition related to authentication of citizenship bill deferred until Sunday

Hearing on the writ petition related to the authentication of the Bill designed to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063 has been deferred until Sunday.

The hearing that was scheduled for today (Friday) at the Supreme Court has been postponed until Sunday, said the apex court’s spokesperson Bimal Paudel.

“The case could not be heard today as there were many other cases to hear,” he said.

Justice Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma was scheduled to hear the case.

“NC sold most of country’s industries in its 21 years rule”

CPN UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has accused that the Nepali Congress (NC), which ruled the country since 1990s for 21 years, sold off most of the country’s industries.

He added that the NC was frightful that the UML would accomplish development works if it became the ruling party.

Addressing a program in Kathmandu on Friday, Oli said that the five-party alliance had runined the national economy.

“The ruling coalition has deflated the wheels of the economy in 14 months and led the society to strife. Their aim is to stay in power, share spoils and provide for their families and close ones. The UML would save the country from this situation,” Oli said.

Protectors and guardians themselves violating constitution: Prachanda

CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the conservators and guardians of the constitution themselves were violating the supreme law of the land.

Addressing a party-affiliated organization’s program in Kathmandu on Friday, he added that conspiracies of regression had also not stopped in the country.

He warned of a situation wherein regression could return any day if one did not remain alert.

He said that the act of not certifying the Citizenship Bill was an attack on the constitution.

National Police Academy’s ground breaking ceremony held in Kavre

Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand and Ambassador of India to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, jointly performed the Ground Breaking ceremony for the construction of Nepal Police Academy (NPA) in Kavrepalanchok, on Friday.

The foundation stone of this project was laid by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala during former’s visit to Nepal in November 2014.

Being constructed under the Government of India’s grant assistance at a cost of NRs 1000 crores, the Nepal Police Academy project is one of the biggest grant projects that the Government of India is undertaking in Nepal. The event also coincides with [email protected] AzadiKaAmritMahotsav” which celebrates 75 years of India’s independence.

LSP forms committee to discuss electoral alliance with parties

The Loktrantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has formed a panel to discuss electoral coordination with CPN-UML and other parties.

The committee formed under the leadership of leader Rajendra Mahato comprises Sarad Singh Bhandari, Anil Kumar Jha, Sarbendranath Shukla, Laxman Lal Karna and Jitendra Sonal as members.

LSP Chair Mahantha Thakur said this committee would hold talks with like-minded parties, including UML, to forge electoral alliance for the upcoming November 20 elections.

European Parliament delegation holds talks with Foreign Minister Khadka

The delegation of the European Parliament today met with Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka on Friday.

The Parliamentary delegation led by Evelyn Regner held talks with Foreign Khadka and discussed working together for promotion based on multi-dimensional benefits.

The parliamentary team of the European Union arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday on a two-day official visit.

Election Commission asks Finance Ministry to furnish details of fund transfer

 The Election Commission (EC) has asked the Ministry of Finance to furnish the details of the transfer of funds outside the approved annual budget for the current fiscal year following the declaration of the date for election.

The EC directed the Ministry to furnish the details on the transfer of fund released for the plans and programs of various ministries and bodies and on guarantee of source that it has carried out outside of the approved annual budget for fiscal year 2022/23, said EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel.

According to him, the Finance Secretary has been directed to furnish the details within 24 hours.

Solukhumbu-Lukla flight to operate from Manthali

Flights are to be operated to Solukhumbu-Lukla from Manthali airport in Ramechhap district in the near future.

The Solukhumbu-Lukla flight used to be operated from Kathmandu before this.

Director General at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Pradeep Adhikari said CAAN has decided to operate flights to Solukhumbu-Lukla from Manthali airport in the near future and works related to expansion and construction of other infrastructures are under way at the Manthali airport for this purpose.

The private sector airlines are also preparing to start operating flights in the Ramechhap-Lukla route from September 25.

Free tuberculosis health camp held at eight wards of KMC

Tuberculosis test was conducted free of cost at eight wards of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association with the collaboration of Japan-Nepal Health and Tuberculosis Research Organization and the KMC ward offices organized a two-day free tuberculosis health camp.

The free tuberculosis health camp was held at KMC ward nos 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 18, 26 and 32.

Nepal and Korea sign MoU for returnee worker reintegration, strengthening of Nepal Police Cyber Bureau

Nepal and the Republic of Korea signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two projects – Strengthening Stage-Wise Support System for the Stable Reintegration of Korea Returnee Migrants in Nepal and Establishment of Cyber Bureau with Capacity Building for Nepal Police on Friday.

The MoU signing was held at the Ministry of Finance.

For these two projects, Government of Korea agrees to extend a total of US$ 16 million (approximately NRs 2.00 billion) and US $ 8 million each as grant assistance to Nepal, the Ministry of Finance said.

The MoUs to this effect were signed by Krishna Hari Pushkar, Finance Secretary, and Chong-suk Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal.

JSP announces protest programs demanding President Bhandari’s resignation

Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Madhesh Pradesh Committee has announced a protest program demanding the resignation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari for the latter’s refusal to authenticate the Citizenship Bill submitted to her after parliamentary ratification.

JSP announced the protest when politics was divided into two poles after the Citizenship Bill passed by both houses of the Federal Parliament was not verified by the President for the second time.

JSP claimed that millions of people of Madhesh had to be deprived of citizenship due to the President’s refusal to validate the bill.