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Today’s national news in a nutshell

19 May 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.

President Paudel unveils govt’s policies and programs

President Ram Chandra Paudel unveiled the policies and programs of the government at the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament on Friday afternoon. There is a constitutional provision that the President presents the government’s policies and programs in the meeting of the Federal Parliament. Ram Chandra Paudel was elected President in March.

Leaders of three major political parties in coalition reach consensus on power sharing in Bagmati

The top leaders of three major parties of the ruling coalition convened at Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar to discuss and reach an agreement on the distribution of ministries in the Bagmati province. The Chief Minister, Shalikram Jamkattel, had been unable to expand the cabinet due to a lack of consensus among the parties regarding the allocation of ministries.

Maoist leaders leave for China

Leaders of the ruling Maoist Center party left for China on a 10-day visit. A 20-member team led by Maoist Center Vice Chairman Agni Prasad Sapkota left for China to “exchange experiences”. The visiting team includes leaders such as Hitman Shakya, Ganesh Sah and Dilaram Aacharya, among others.

British Ambassador Politt calls on Minister Kirati

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, and British ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Kathryn Pollitt, held a meeting today. The ambassador visited the Minister’s office in Singha Durbar to call on him. During the meeting, Minister Kirati urged the EU for initiation to remove Nepal from the EU air safety list. Nepali airlines have been banned to fly above the EU bloc by the EU since 2013 expressing serious concerns over Nepal’s air safety standards.

Birgunj city collects Rs 360 million in revenue

The Birgunj Metropolitan City has collected Rs 360 million in revenue in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year under 26 different headings. Birgunj is the only Metropolitan City in Madhesh Province. Chief of Revenue Section at the Metropolitan City, Manoj Kumar Karn, Rs 140 million was collected from the property tax Rs 50 million from house rent tax and Rs 22 million from business registration fees among others.

Govt to give discount on electricity tariff for irrigation purpose

The government has decided to give a discount on electricity tariff for irrigation purposes. Presenting the government’s policies and programs for the next fiscal year 2080-81 BS, President Ram Chandra Paudel said that the electricity tariff required for irrigation will be given a discount so that irrigation facilities can be reached easily.

Nepal Telecom’s core system under Huawei’s control

Nepal Telecom’s core system has become heavily reliant on China’s Huawei Company for its procurement system, disregarding the technical sensitivity associated with such a decision. The Chinese company Huawei has established a monopoly over the technology used by Nepal Telecom, a government-owned telecommunications company.

Three-day youth conference on climate change impacts

A three-day international conference began today to foster debate on making South Asian region more resilient since the region bears the brunt of the climate change impacts. As many as 120 youths from 14 countries are taking part in the conference being held under the theme of “Shaping Climate Resilience towards a Great Himalayan Future for All”.

Yarshagumba picker dies in Darchula

A person, who was collecting Yarshagumba at Kunti of Byas Rural Municipality-1 in Darchula district, died after being hit with a stone that fell from the hill. Bir Singh Yetwal, 42, of Chhangru village died on the spot in the accident, according to Information Officer and Police Inspector Gyanendra Bahadur Singh of District Police Office, Darchula.

Rs 760 million duped luring of foreign jobs: DoFE

The intermediaries and foreign employment agents have duped almost Rs 760 million by luring of foreign jobs to different people in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, according to the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE).

Publish Date : 19 May 2023 22:33 PM

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