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05 October 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Khabarhub brings you a glimpse of major developments of the day in Nepal, including politics, business/economy, sports, entertainment, and more.

PM instructs for prompt rescue, relief targeting quake survivors

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed the authorities concerned to ensure prompt rescue and relief efforts targeting those affected by the earthquake that occurred in Bajhang and its adjoining areas on Tuesday. In his address to the 12th session of the National Council for Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management Committee today, the Prime Minister urged for coordinated efforts for the effective management of post-quake situation.

High-Level Commission initiates investigation into gold smuggling case

The high-level investigation commission formed by the government, tasked with probing the gold smuggling case, commenced its operations. The Commission has established its office within the premises of the Ministry of Home Affairs, utilizing an old building. Chairman Dilliraj Acharya announced that the Commission, during its Wednesday meeting, initiated its work by making some crucial decisions.

SC seeks justification from President for granting amnesty to Regal

In response to a petition challenging the government’s decision to grant amnesty to Yograj Dhakal ‘Regal’, the Supreme Court (SC) has issued a showcase notice. A single bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Sharma issued the order. Regal was convicted of murdering Chetan Manandhar in Nepalgunj, and Bharati, Chetan’s widow, lodged a writ petition with the Supreme Court on Sunday, seeking the annulment of the President’s decision to commute Regal’s prison sentence.

PM Dahal to visit earthquake-affected Bajhang tomorrow

Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, is embarking on a visit to Bajhang, the district hit by recent earthquake. The Prime Minister’s secretariat confirmed his visit to Bajhang, the epicenter of Tuesday’s earthquake disaster. Earlier today, Prime Minister Dahal chaired a meeting of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee at Singha Darbar.

Gagan Thapa seeks govt’s clarification on amnesty granted to ‘Regal’

Gagan Thapa, a leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) and Member of Parliament, has voiced strong objections to the government’s recommendation for amnesty resulting in the President’s pardon for individuals involved in serious crimes exploiting legal loopholes. Thapa’s criticism was prompted by the recent amnesty granted to Yograj Dhakal, “Regal” from Banke, who had been imprisoned for the murder of Chetan Manandhar.

Two Indian nationals arrested at TIA with 320 grams of gold

Two Indian citizens were arrested at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) while attempting to bring 320 grams of gold into Nepal. They have been identified as Mihir Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, 26, and Aachal Pragnesh Kumar Jaberi, 30, TIA sources said.

Japan grants assistance for ‘Improvement of Dhulikhel Hospital Trauma and Emergency Center’

Japan has extended a grant assistance of up to NRs 2,920 million to Nepal for the implementation of the Project for the Improvement of Dhulikhel Hospital Trauma and Emergency Center. Japan’s Ambassador to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka and Dr. Krishna Hari Pushkar, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance signed notes to this effect today.

Gandaki CM Pandey expresses commitment to open Korola border crossing soon

Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Surendra Raj Pandey, expressed the government’s commitment to opening the Korola border crossing and underscored the need for rapid infrastructure development in the area. Located near Pillar No. 24 on the Tibet-Mustang border, Chief Minister Pandey conducted an on-site inspection and noted that while infrastructure appeared to be in place on the Tibetan side, corresponding facilities on the Gandaki province’s Mustang side needed urgent attention.

‘Jitiya’ festival begins in Mithila

The ‘Jitiya Parva,’ a religious and cultural festival which is observed by married women in the Mithila region has formally begun today. The festival that is celebrated wishing for longevity of offspring and family happiness and peace has started in various places in the Mithila region, including Mahottari with the observance of the ‘Nha Kha’ ceremony that means to take food after taking a bath with established rituals.

Gold price up by Rs 400 per tola today

Gold price increased by Rs 400 per tola in the domestic market today. According to the Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the price of fine gold has been set at Rs. 107,300 per tola, while standard gold is being traded at Rs. 106,800 per tola. The precious yellow metal was valued at Rs. 106,600 per tola, and standard gold at Rs. 106,400 per tola on Wednesday.

CoAS Sharma to visit the UK on October 8

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Prabhu Ram Sharma is leaving for the United Kingdon (UK) for a six-day official visit at the invitation of British Army Chief General Sir Patrick Sanders on October 8. British Ambassador to Nepal, Rob Fenn, met with CoAS Sharma on Wednesday at the Nepali Army Headquarters in Bhadrakali and discussed the latter’s visit.

Bishal Bista breaks his own record in weightlifting at Asian Games

Nepal’s Bishal Singh Bista made his mark in weightlifting at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Thursday. Competing in the men’s 96 kg weight category, Bishal not only set a rare record but also etched his name in Nepalese sports history as the first athlete to lift an astounding 301 kg.

Govt to ban Aceclofenac, Ketoprofen to protect vultures

The government is set to ban Aceclofenac and Ketoprofen, both veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to help protect vultures. The Ministry of Forests and Environment is banning the use of these drugs in treating animal diseases because vultures suffer health problems even leading to death after consuming carcasses of dead animals treated with the drugs, it has been said.

Publish Date : 05 October 2023 22:21 PM

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