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Today’s national news in a nutshell

05 April 2023  

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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.

SC issues Show Cause against OAG on Lamichhane’s passport dispute related case

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a show cause order against the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) decision not to prosecute Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) chairman Rabi Lamichhane on a passport dispute-related case.

Hearing on the petition filed against OAG for the latter’s alleged favor against Lamichhane, the single bench of Justice Hari Prasad Phuyal on Wednesday asked the Attorney General’s office the reason for not prosecuting the case.

After the Attorney General decided not to prosecute Lamichhane’s passport case, a writ was filed against it.

Sindhuli’s Yuvraj Paudel ‘Safal’ filed the writ at SC on Sunday and it was registered on Monday.

The police had earlier investigated Lamichhane in this connection.

Nepal sees 98 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 322

Nepal recorded 98 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours as of Wednesday.

Out of the confirmed cases, 71 were tested through the RT-PCR method and 27 through the Antigen method.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 1,768 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

Out of them, 427 swabs were tested through the RT-PCR method and 1,341 through the Antigen method.

Nagdhunga Tunnel digging halted for 20 days

Digging work under the Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project in Kathmandu has been halted for 20 days after digging devices get damaged.

The Nagdhunga Tunnel Way Project shared that earlier they used to dig 3 to 4 meters on average in a day but the digging has come to a grinding halt for 20 days owing to damages incurred in the machines used to dig the tunnel, shared Project Chief Nabin Man Shrestha.

Development partners urge Finance Minister for effective implementation of projects

Representatives of Nepal’s two major development partners: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) have called on Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat and discussed relevant affairs.

The WB delegation met with the Minister on Tuesday and the ADB team this morning. During the meetings, the development partners urged the Minister to take initiative for the effective implementation of various projects and programs funded in Nepal by them.

Following a discussion with ADB country director for Nepal Arnaud Cauchois’ team this morning, the Minister said Nepal’s development partners are excited to further invest in Nepal and their concern was that their funds could not be spent on time.

Govt to resume stalled construction work at Gautam Budhha Intl Cricket Stadium

The government will proceed with the stalled Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium.

A Cabinet meeting on Monday decided to resume the construction of the project left halfway for want of budget.

The Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation run by the comedian couple, Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire, with which Bharatpur Metropolitan City reached an agreement with the project, took its hands off the project after it could not clear a large amount of money in arrears. As a result, the project has halted for long.

Trunk of tamed elephant cut off in Chitwan

A domesticated elephant at Sauraha in Chitwan is found to have got its trunk cut off.

Around 6 inches of the elephant’s trunk was cut off from its tip with a sharpened weapon at around 11:30 pm on Tuesday night, said elephant owner Dipendra Khatiwada, also the former president of the restaurant and bar association in Sauraha.

He came to know about the incident when the elephant cried in pain, he said, adding that the motive behind the incident was to kill the animal.

The cut-off part of the animal could not be fixed, and vets and technicians at the Chitwan National Park and the National Nature Conservation Trust were discussing the treatment of the injured 45-year-old elephant named Chanchalkali, he said.

Cooperative movements should be prevented from becoming capitalist: PM Dahal

Prime Minister and CPN-Maoist Center Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ viewed that the cooperative movement should be barred from becoming capitalist.

Addressing the national assembly of the cooperative employees organized by the party’s Department of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation here today, the Prime Minister pointed out the need to develop the cooperative movement as a medium to lay the foundation for socialism.

Gold price sets new record

Fine gold traded at Rs 111,000 per tola; standard gold at Rs 110,500 per tola

Gold price increased by Rs 2,000 today compared to the previous trading day.

According to the Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the price of fine gold has been fixed at Rs 111,000 per tola and standard gold is traded at Rs 110,500 per tola.

The price of the precious yellow metal was Rs 109,000 per tola and standard gold was traded at Rs 108,500 per tola on Monday.

Publish Date : 05 April 2023 22:10 PM

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