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30 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.

Teej festival celebrated with gusto

Women clad in red sarees thronged temples, particularly Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, and across the country to celebrate the Teej festival.

The ‘Teej’ festival, also known as the ‘Haritalika’, was observed by Nepali Hindu women today throughout the country.

Women fast and wish for a prosperous life for their spouse on this festival which falls on the third dark day of the lunar month according to the Nepali month Bhadra.

NRB to exchange new banknotes for Dashain from September 11

The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has said it would distribute new banknotes for Dashain from September 11.

The NRB Director Rewati Prasad Nepal said public could exchange the new notes from the Central Bank’s central office in Baluwatar and its provincial offices.

Major commercial and development banks, as well as finance companies, will also distribute the notes.

One person will be allowed to exchange the new notes worth Rs 18,500, according to the NRB director.

Gold traded at Rs 94,800 per tola

The price of gold has increased by Rs 300 per tola in the domestic market today.

According to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the hallmark gold is being traded at Rs 94,800 per tola.

It was traded at Rs 94,500 on Monday.

Similarly, the price of worked gold is Rs 94,300 and silver Rs 1,145 per tola today.

Cabinet approves 663 temporary posts

The government has decided to approve a total of 663 temporary posts for different projects and programs under various ministries.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on August 29 took a decision to this effect for the fiscal year 2022/23.

In a news conference today (Tuesday), Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Spokesperson of the Government of Nepal, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, said temporary posts of different services, groups, sub-groups and categories have been approved needed for projects under the ministries.

Likewise, the cabinet meeting decided to approve 140 million US Dollar (nearly Rs 17 billion) in concessional loan to be received from the International Development Association of the World Bank Group for the Digital Nepal Acceleration Project.

Similarly, the cabinet meeting approved the visit of National Planning Commission Vice-chairperson Dr Bishownath Poudel for his participation in the 53rd Board of Governors of the ICIMOD to take place in Bhutan from September 9 to 11.

Nepal Police receives Rs 8 billion for election security

Nepal Police has received a budget of 7. 994 billion rupees for the general elections scheduled to be held on coming November 20.

Of the total budget, Rs 1.235 billion has been allocated for Nepal Police while Rs 5.86 billion has been appropriated for Myadi or temporary police personnel to be hired for the purpose of the elections.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Deepak Thapa shared that the budget has been approved by the Ministry of Finance.

Goods on way to Nepal stuck in Tibet due to COVID-19 restrictions

Goods imported by Nepal from China have been shifted to safe storage in Tibet as the administration there extended restrictions over COVID-19 spread.

Nepali traders said the goods were on the way to Nepal as the Tibetan administration extended COVID-19 lockdown till September 3.

Bhotekoshi Chamber of Commerce President Funu Sherpa said due to the lockdown, containers carrying the goods bound for Nepal have been safely stored.

Rural Municipality provides Rs 900,000 for treatment of LPG cylinder blast victims

The Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality has offered Rs 900,000 in assistance for the treatment of those who were injured in a cooking gas cylinder blast in the district.

Nine people including seven from the rural municipality were seriously injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a tea shop some days ago. As a result, the house the tea shop was run caught fire.

Publish Date : 30 August 2022 21:23 PM

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