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09 November 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.

Visiting CPC Tibet Secretary meets with Prime Minister Dahal in Baluwatar

Wang Junzheng, the Secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the Communist Party of China, paid a visit to Nepal and held discussions with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu.

Wang’s five-day visit to Nepal commenced on Wednesday, and on Thursday morning, he met with Prime Minister Dahal at his official residence in Baluwatar.

The Prime Minister’s Secretariat reported that the two leaders discussed bilateral relations, cooperation, and shared interests.

Hearing on writ against Resham Chaudhary’s amnesty postponed

KhThe scheduled hearing for the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court challenging the government’s decision to grant amnesty to Resham Chaudhary, the founder of the Nagarik Unmukti Party, has been deferred due to an inadequate number of Justices available at the apex court.

Chaudhary, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court for his involvement in the Tikapur incident, had his sentence commuted based on the government’s recommendation. The final hearing, which was scheduled for today, has been postponed. The petition was lodged by Sharada Kadayat, the widow of police inspector Keshav Bohra, who lost his life in the incident.

On May 30, Kadayat submitted a petition to the Supreme Court, seeking to annul the President’s decision and enforce Chaudhary’s full prison term.

Police gather further evidence in second round of investigation in Fake Bhutanese Refugee Case

In the ongoing investigation into an organized fraud case involving high-ranking officials who purportedly facilitated the illegal migration of Nepali citizens to the United States under the guise of Bhutanese refugees, the police have concluded the statements of five individuals. Subsequently, the District Police Range Kathmandu is intensifying its efforts to gather additional evidence based on further complaints.

The police have recorded statements from former parliamentarian Angtawa Sherpa and intermediaries Sanu Bhandari, Keshav Dulal, Ram Sharan KC, and Sagar Rai. Notably, none of them have implicated any high-ranking officials in their statements.

In the initial phase of the investigation, all five individuals were detained and are awaiting trial. An officer from the Kathmandu complex revealed that, although these five have been accused of fraud, they have refrained from naming the high-ranking officials involved. Nevertheless, the police are diligently pursuing other technical avenues to uncover the truth.

Madhes CM-led political delegation presents six-point memo to PM Dahal

A delegation comprising the Madhes Province Chief Minister and leaders from the coalition partners today called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and submitted a six-point memorandum calling for the effective implementation of federalism.

Through the memorandum, the delegation drew the government’s attention towards the ‘non-implementation’ of federalism. It demands that the Federal Civil Service Act should have the provision of keeping a secretary to be assigned in the province under the subordination of the province government.

The delegation has sought the devolution of the authority of Guthi management and 30 and 20 percent ownership of the province and local governments respectively to the revenue collection from the value-added tax and excise duty through the amendment of laws.

Province ministers Krishna Prasad Yadav, Mahesh Prasad Yadav, and Govinda Bahadur Neupane and Democratic Socialist Party parliamentary leader Abhiram Sharma, CPN-Maoist Center’s Bharat Shah and Kanchan Bichchha of Rastriya Prajatantra Party were among those in the delegation.

Ministers, including the Prime Minister, to donate one month’s salary to earthquake victims

In a compassionate move, all members of the Council of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, have resolved to donate one month’s salary to support earthquake victims.

Government Spokesperson Rekha Sharma conveyed this decision, which was made during the Council of Ministers’ meeting on Thursday.

Additionally, a decision was reached to allocate 5 rupees per liter of the infrastructure charge on fuel to fund the Budhigandaki hydropower project. Minister Sharma indicated that this would help accelerate the construction of the Budhigandaki hydropower project.

“Furthermore, the government will initiate a feasibility study of the Karnali Chisapani hydropower project through the Nepal Electricity Authority,” stated Sharma.

UML calls CC meeting to strategize Mid Hill Highway campaign

The CPN-UML, the main opposition party, is holding its central committee meeting on November 22.

Party leader Pradeep Gyawali, who is also the party’s Deputy General Secretary, said that the party’s Secretariat meeting held on Wednesday decided to hold the central committee meeting to discuss contemporary politics, among other issues.

He emphasized the need for the central committee meeting to effectively mobilize leaders and devise comprehensive strategies for the successful implementation of the special campaign centered on the Madhyapahadi Lok Marga (Mid Hill Highway) campaign.

Pro-republic leaders stress vigilance in safeguarding republicanism

The surge of “social media disorder” has left the country’s top leaders apprehensive and alarmed, recognizing the potential risks it poses to the stability of the republican system itself, as highlighted during Tuesday’s meeting convened by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda.”

The focus was on the pressing concern of maintaining order amidst this “digital turbulence,” a source claimed.

During the meeting of the “pro-republican forces,” Prime Minister Dahal asserted, “Attempts have been made to resurrect the monarchy. There are also efforts to fuel ethnic and religious tensions, with calls for a Hindu state.”

Publish Date : 09 November 2023 22:54 PM

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