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Today’s national news in a nutshell


17 August 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.

SC questions President’s amnesty for Resham Chaudhary in Tikapur incident

The Supreme Court (SC) has raised profound concerns regarding President Ram Chandra Paudel’s grant of amnesty for the life imprisonment of Resham Chaudhary, the patron of Nagarik Unmukti Party. The SC pointed out that the Tikapur incident occurred during Chaudhary’s leadership and characterized it as a grave violation of civilized norms.

Maoist Center poised to rectify restore order, harmony: PM Dahal

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has underscored that the Maoist Center is now at the forefront of efforts to rectify distortions and instabilities in the country. Addressing a gathering in Ramechhap on Thursday, he emphasized that the Maoist Center, which played a pivotal role in the movement for transformative change in the nation’s systems, independence, and unity, is committed to ushering in positive changes in the lives of the people.

Home Ministry recommends promotion of 12 Armed Police Force SPs

The Ministry of Home Affairs has put forth recommendations for the promotion of 12 Superintendents of Armed Police (SP) to the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) within the Armed Police Force.

FNCCI President Dhakal calls for Chinese investment in Nepal

President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Chandra Prasad Dhakal has emphasized Nepal’s burgeoning stature as a promising investment destination, underpinned by its wealth of natural resources, skilled workforce, market access, and advantageous trade agreements.

Fake Bhutanese Refugee Case: Patan High Court orders hoint hearings

The Patan High Court has issued a directive to conduct simultaneous hearings for all cases related to the fake Bhutanese refugee case. During the appeal proceedings of ten individuals, including the suspended Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey, the Patan High Court has ruled for the consolidation of these cases.

14 commercial banks adjust deposit interest rates

In a recent development, 14 commercial banks have implemented changes to their deposit interest rates for the month of August/September. Among the banks making adjustments are NIC Asia Bank, Prabhu Bank, Nepal SBI, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Kumari Bank, Laxmi Sunrise Bank, Sanima Bank, Nepal Bank Krishi Bikash Bank, Siddhartha Bank, Citizens Bank, Global IME Bank, and Everest Bank. These banks have opted to increase interest rates across both fixed and ordinary savings accounts.

Legislative progress hindered by UML’s parliament disruption: Finance Minister Mahat

Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, the Finance Minister, has expressed concerns over the CPN-UML’s obstruction of parliamentary proceedings, leading to the overshadowing of important bills. Addressing a press conference in Janakpurdham on Thursday, Minister Mahat highlighted that the parliament’s effectiveness is being compromised due to unnecessary disruptions caused by the CPN-UML.

Maoist Centre seeks suggestions from experts to help improve country’s economic situation

The ruling Maoist Centre has sought suggestions from experts in the related field with the aim of instilling confidence to do something within the country. Organizing an interaction with the theme of ‘Country’s economic development model and development program’ here, the Finance and Planning Department of the party has called for suggestions from experts in sectors including agriculture, tourism, energy, water resources, information technology, physical infrastructure, water resources, engineering and commerce for the government to improve the current economic situation of the country.

432 companies obtain licenses for mine exploration

The Department of Mines and Geology has granted licenses to 432 companies for exploring mines in the country. The Lainchaur-based department that has been working in the areas of mines and geology since 2033 BS has granted licenses to the companies to search for potential mines for the promotion of mines-based industries in the country.

Gold price down by Rs 800 per tola today

Gold price decreased by Rs 800 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. 110,400 per tola, while standard gold is being traded at Rs. 109,850 per tola. The precious yellow metal was valued at Rs. 111,200 per tola, and standard gold at Rs. 110,650 per tola on Wednesday.

CPN-UML sets criteria for party programs

The CPN-UML has introduced five-point criteria aiming to further systematise party-related public programs. As per the meeting decision, the use of a photo, apart from that of the party chair, has been restricted in a public event to be organized by party committees and various organizations aligned to the party.

 

Publish Date : 17 August 2023 22:38 PM

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