Today’s national news in a nutshell


September 19, 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.

Judicial Council appoints 36 district judges without examination, transfers 19 judges

The Judicial Council has appointed 36 district judges without requiring them to pass the eligibility examination for the post. Following the surprising revelation that only one candidate had passed the examination conducted for the selection of district judges, the Council decided to appoint judges regardless of their performance in the Public Service Commission (PSC) examination.

NC Shekhar-Gagan faction meeting vows to ensure adherence to annual schedule

The Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr. Shekhar Koirala and  General Secretary Gagan Thapa faction has made the decision to ensure strict adherence to the annual schedule of party activities as presented in the Central Committee meeting. During a meeting of leaders affiliated with the Shekhar-Gagan faction of the party held in Baluwatar on Tuesday, it was concluded that the party should operate in accordance with the annual schedule.

SDGs are in dire need of a rescue plan: PM Prachanda

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that more investment in people, support for structural transformation, and achieving rapid and sustainable recovery from the COVID pandemic was necessary for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).  Saying that massive scaling up of affordable finance to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) including through the SDG stimulus package is crucial, the PM stated that commitment and support of international community was significant for adoption of the Doha Programme of Action, a 10-year plan ‘to tap into the potential of the LDCs’.

Trade deficit will end if power worth Rs 130 billion is exported: Governor Adhikari

Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Maha Prasad Adhikari, has said the situation of trade deficit would end if power worth Rs 130 billion is exported annually. During the meeting with office-bearers of the Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN), Governor Adhikari mentioned that power export would be the best medium to reduce the trade deficit.

Government extends Brig. General Adhikari’s term

The government has made a significant revision to its previous decision by extending the tenure of Brigadier General Yam Bahadur Adhikari, who transitioned from an ex-combatant to a special post. The position of Brigadier General in the Nepalese Army, initially established as a one-time role during former Prime Minister KP Oli’s tenure, has been granted an extension.

National Education Day observed today

The National Education Day, 2080 was observed across the country today under the slogan, ‘inclusive and skill-based education and retention of youths within country’.

Foreign Minister Saud meets UN Under-Secretary-General Lacroix

Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud, who is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly, called on UN Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix. On the occasion, the two discussed the training and security of Nepali security persons mobilized under the UN for peace keeping mission in different countries.  Information to this was shared by Nepali mission in the US. Similarly, Minister Saud met Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Ville Tavio.

PM Dahal seeks UN assistance for completing Nepal’s Transitional Justice process

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has emphasized the government’s relentless efforts to successfully conclude Nepal’s transitional justice process and has requested the support and assistance of the United Nations. During his meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York, Prime Minister Dahal underscored the importance of United Nations assistance as Nepal progresses towards becoming a developing country.

12-day health camp kicks off in Dhankuta

A free health camp kicked off in Dhankuta. The 12-day camp began with the technical support of an American medical mission. The free health camp is focused on providing several health and medical services to the people who have little access to such services.