Today’s national news in a nutshell


December 7, 2023


Today’s national news in a nutshell

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

Patan High Court issues interim order halting sale of Ncell shares

The Patan High Court has issued a temporary interim order, instructing a halt to the sale of Ncell shares. Judge Purushottam Prasad Dhakal, presiding over the bench, directed the Company Registrar’s Office to refrain from registering any Ncell shares involved in buying and selling until December 11.

Govt forms high-level committee to investigate Ncell share issue

In response to the Ncell share purchase and sale case, the government has taken decisive action by forming a high-level committee dedicated to thorough investigation. A 5-member high-level committee was formed established during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar this morning with former Auditor General Tanka Mani Sharma appointed as its chairperson.

Economic upswing fails to instill hope among people: PM DahalTop of Form

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda highlighted the ongoing improvements in the economy but expressed concern that the populace has not yet experienced a surge in optimism. Speaking at a program in Kathmandu on Thursday, PM Dahal emphasized the sustained efforts to foster an investment-friendly environment, recognizing the necessity to alleviate economic pressures.

RPP underscores inevitability of street movement amid ‘deepening political crisis’

A Central Performance Committee meeting of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) had on Thursday said that the country cannot advance within the existing status quo. The party underscored the inevitability of a street movement, citing a deepening crisis on political, social, and economic fronts, coupled with perceived failures in leadership and governance.

Nepali national Dhakal trapped in Ukrainian Army custody pleads for rescue

Twenty-two-year-old Siddhartha Dhakal of Kavre finds himself in a dire situation under the custody of the Ukrainian army. Having enlisted in the Russian army to partake in the conflict against Ukraine, he was apprehended by Ukrainian forces on December 3 in the Zaporizhia region. The number of Nepali individuals under Ukrainian control has now reached a total of 2.

Govt decides to promote Major General Sigdel to Lieutenant General

The government has given the green light to the promotion of Major General Ashok Raj Sigdel of the Nepal Army to the rank of Lieutenant General. A Cabinet meeting held earlier this morning took a decision to this effect. The decision follows a recommendation from the Nepal Army Headquarters. Sigdel is now almost confirmed to be the next Chief of the Nepal Army.

Temporary ban on meat and alcohol sales near Pashupatinath Temple from today

In light of the upcoming Bala Chaturdashi Festival, the District Administration Office in Kathmandu has imposed a temporary ban on the selling, distribution, production and storage of meat, alcoholic products, and drugs related products in the vicinity of the Pashupatinath Temple. The prohibition will remain in effect from today until December 13.