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Today’s national news in a nutshell

26 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 launches poll-centric ‘Congress with People’ campaign

The Nepali Congress (NC) has launched the ‘Congress with the People’ campaign, targeting the upcoming elections of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Province Assembly announced for November 20.

The first phase of the campaign will run from today till the birth anniversary of BP Koirala on September 9, according to the NC party office.

The second phase will kick off with the nomination of candidacies under the proportional representation, and the third phase with the registration of candidacies under the first-past-the-post system.

Nine groups formed to discuss UML Chair Oli’s political report

Nine groups have been formed to hold discussions on the political report presented by CPN UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli in the ongoing Central Committee (CC) meeting of the party.

The groups would discuss multifarious issues, including politics, review of the local level elections, forthcoming election and the preparation for selection of candidates.

Chairman Oli will furnish responses to the queries and suggestions to be raised in his report, which would be passed by the meeting later.

During the address in the meeting, Chairman Oli accused the present government of not serving the people.

The efforts that picket the UML would be frustrated via the coming election, he warned.

Govt told to curb black marketeering

Amid skyrocketing prices of daily essentials and fear for black marketeering, the Federation of Nepali Consumer Protection (FNCP) has asked the government to immediately control black marketeering, unusual price hike and supplies of sub-standard goods in the market.

At a press meeting in Kathmandu on Friday, the Federation made such demands, arguing that price hike and supplies of sub-standard goods have economic and health impacts on public.

FNCP Chairman Chandra Saud said Nepali consumers have been conned in the hands of black marketers, and asked the government to take steps against such ill-practices.

Citizenship Bill will be endorsed: Prachanda

CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ has said the Citizenship Bill will be endorsed by the National Assembly.

Talking to media persons briefly at Biratnagar Airport today, the Maoist Center Chair said the Bill had again entered the process and would be passed by the Upper House.

As he said, the President consulting with the Nepal Army officials in regard with the Bill procedures is usual. “The Bill has already entered the process, it will be endorsed and the President will certify it.”

Nepal likely to be a victim of geopolitical conflict: UML Chair Oli

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has expressed his concerns over Nepal’s risk of becoming a victim of geopolitical conflict.

Presenting his analysis of the national and international political developments, Chairman Oli remarked, in his report presented to the fourth Central Committee meeting in Chyasal, Lalitpur on Friday, that the risk of the country becoming a victim of geopolitical conflict has increased of late.

He blamed the ‘wrong policy’ of the five party coalition government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for the turmoil the country is likely to face.

Former Bagmati CM Poudel not to contest upcoming polls

Bagmati Province former Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said he will not be competing in the upcoming elections of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Province Assembly.

Talking to the media on Friday, he said people wish to see new faces in the electoral race instead of the ones who were already tested, and thus he felt that it was his responsibility to back candidates from a second generation and make them victorious in the elections.

He was of the view of removing the psychology that ‘we should always be in leadership.’

Police uncover illegal business of counterfeit alcohol in Kathmandu, five persons arrested

Police have uncovered illegal business of counterfeit alcohol (unsafe alcohol) taking place in Kathmandu Valley for the past six months.

The business of counterfeit liquor was exposed after a team of District Police Office, Kathmandu, nabbed a racket involved in producing, distributing and selling the unsafe liquor.

The police team arrested five people involved in the unsafe alcohol business from Koteshwar and Bhaktapur.

The arrested have been identified as Hari Oli, 24, and Bhagwan Basnet, 29, Bishal Oli, 20, of Dolakha, Manoj Oli, 27, and Gopi Shrestha, 27, of Kathmandu.

Madhes provincial govt to provide Rs 500,000 to rape victim Niharika

The Madhes provincial government has decided to provide Rs 500,000 in assistance to Niharika Rajput, a rape victim who became single mother following the rape.

A Cabinet meeting on Friday took a decision to this effect, said the government’s spokesperson and Finance Minister Shailendra Prasad Sah.

Chief Attorney of the province, Dipendra Jha recommended the assistance for Niharika to fight a legal battle, said Sah.

The office of chief attorney would also provide assistance to her, he said.

Publish Date : 26 August 2022 22:38 PM

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