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13 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.

Govt decides to shut down TikTok in Nepal

The government has taken a definitive stance to discontinue the operation of the popular Chinese app TikTok within the country. As communicated by Rekha Sharma, the government’s spokesperson and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, the decision to shut down TikTok was reached during a cabinet meeting held today. Explaining the rationale behind the move, Minister Sharma stated, “The cabinet meeting held today decided to discontinue TikTok due to concerns about its impact on social harmony.”

NC General Secy Thapa opposes TikTok shut down

Gagan Thapa, the General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, has voiced criticism against the government’s decision to prohibit the use of the popular social networking platform TikTok. Thapa expressed disapproval of the immediate ban on TikTok in Nepal, asserting that the decision made during today’s cabinet meeting has a detrimental impact on social harmony and the overall social environment.

RPP Chair Lingden denounces ban on TikTok

Rajendra Lingden, Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has criticized the government’s decision to ban TikTok, labeling it as an autocratic move. Taking to Facebook, Lingden expressed his dissent, stating, “This decision reflects autocratic tendencies.” He emphasized the principle that freedom of expression should not be curtailed under any pretext. Lingden warned that the prohibition of TikTok is just the initial step, suggesting that platforms like Twitter and Facebook could also face potential bans in the future.

Festivals, especially Tihar, crucial for shaping cultural foundation: PM

Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ emphasized the pivotal role of festivals, with a special emphasis on Tihar, in shaping the ideological, political, economic, and cultural underpinnings of socialism. He expressed optimism that these festivities contribute to safeguarding and fortifying the transformed political landscape.

NSP donates Rs one million to govt for Jajarkot quake victims

Nepal Samajwadi Party (NSP) led by former Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai donated Rs 10 lakhs to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Monday. He handed over the financial assistance with the intention of supporting the recovery efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Jajarkot.

‘Dhrube’ elephant again spotted in human settlements

‘Dhrube’, a notorious wild tusker in Chitwan National Park has been spotted in the human settlements, leaving the local residents there in terror. Dhrube elephant which killed a total of 22 people in the past is now seen in wards no. 23 and 24 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and Madi area in the past two weeks.

Fire guts property worth Rs 2.5 million in Khotang

Property worth Rs 2.5 million plus gutted to cinder in a fire that broke out in the house of Bhim Bahadur Kawatal at Dhitung of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality-8 in the district on Sunday. The fire broke out after the power leakage which ked to destruction of a three-storied building.

Korala border in Mustang opens after four years of closure

The Korala boder of Mustang is resuming operations today after a hiatus of four years. Tashi Norbu Gurung, Chairman of Lomanthang Rural Municipality, said that the formal inauguration of the checkpoint is scheduled for 10 am today, with officials from both Nepal and China expected to participate in the announcement.

Kaligandaki exports flower worth Rs 2 million

Kaligandaki Rural Municipality of Syangja district has exported flower worth Rs 2 million in this festive season. The flower produced from the locals in the rural municipality has been exported to the cities of Pokhara, Butwal and Kathmandu.

Marigold exported to Qatar from Anbukhaireni

The first of its kind, Anbukhaireni Rural Municipality in Tanahun district exported marigold flower to Doha of Qatar. The marigold flower produced by Yanchok Mothers’ Group and Andhimul Mothers’ Group were exported to Qatar.

Nepal experiences peak electricity demand of 1,438 megawatts during Laxmi Puja NEA exports 517 MW to India

Nepal experienced a peak electricity demand of 1,438 megawatts during Laxmi Puja during Tihar on Sunday, according to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). This marked a significant increase of 133 megawatts compared to the previous year, reaching the peak at 6 pm on Sunday. In contrast, the peak demand during Laxmi Puja last year was 1,305 MW.

Publish Date : 13 November 2023 22:40 PM

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