Today’s national news in a nutshell


November 20, 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.

Home Ministry forms coordination team to oversee key agencies for enhanced efficiency

The Ministry of Home Affairs has established a coordination team led by former Chief Secretary Lilamani Paudyal to streamline the operations of various agencies within the Ministry. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayankaji Shrestha announced the formation of the committee during a program held at Singha Durbar on Monday, aiming to enhance the ministry’s effectiveness.

District Administration restricts gathering of no more than 5 people from Padmodaya Mode to New Baneshwar

In response to the upcoming demonstration scheduled for November 23, the District Administration Office Kathmandu has issued a stringent order restricting gatherings to no more than 5 people in the area from Padmodaya Mode to New Baneswar. The prohibited zone encompasses the stretch from the Padmodaya School of Putalisadak through the Supreme Court, Maitighar, to New Baneswar, and the ban is effective for a duration of 30 days from Monday.

Police nab woman with nearly 2 kg cocaine

Nepal Police apprehended an Indian national in possession of nearly two kg cocaine at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, on Monday. The seizure took place during a routine check of passengers arriving on a flight from Doha, Qatar. The Narcotics Investigation Bureau team detained Kimro Sangi, a 32-year-old individual from Mizoram state, India, who had arrived via Ethiopia and Doha. The arrest occurred around 10 am on Monday.

NEPSE shows signs of recovery, sees single-digit increase on Monday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE), resuming trade after an 11-day hiatus due to Tihar and other holidays, saw a single-digit surge on Monday. The market responded positively, with NEPSE rising by 1.39 points, reaching 1853.48 points. With the exception of sectors like hotels and tourism, production and processing, microfinance, among others, most groups experienced a rise in share prices today.

IDF releases video of Shifa Hospital saying “Hamas militants abducted” Bipin

The whereabouts of Nepali student Bipin Joshi in Israel remain uncertain as the Israel Defense Force (IDF) has released a video asserting that he has been abducted by Hamas militants. The IDF released a video of the attack on Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas on October 7.

Nepali Embassy in Israel says Bipin Joshi is under Hamas control in Gaza

The Nepali Embassy in Israel has stated that Nepali national Bipin Joshi is reportedly under the control of the Hamas group. According to Embassy sources, Joshi is believed to have been among those seized by Israel’s Kibbutz-Alumim Hamas group and subsequently transported to Gaza.

Chhath concludes by offering worships to the rising Sun

The Chhath festival concluded by offering worships to the rising Sun in entire Mithila region, including Mahottari this morning. On the fourth day of the festival this morning, the Chhath concluded with much fanfare by offering curd to the rising Sun in the rivers and ponds in Mithila region including Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, Morang, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa.

Administration not to allow concurrent programs by Yuva Sangh and Durga Prasai at same venue

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The Kathmandu District Administration has declared that both Yuva Sangh and Durga Prasain’s scheduled programs on November 23 will not be allowed to take place at the same venue, citing concerns for peace and security. Originally slated for a show of strength at Maitighar Mandal in Kathmandu, Chief District Officer Jitendra Basnet said that holding programs for both sides simultaneously at the same location would not be permitted.

Prachanda and Bhattarai holding decisive talks for Maoist-NSP unity

In what can be dubbed as a significant development, Chairman of Maoist Center, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, and Nepal Samajwadi Party (NSP) Chairman, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, are slated to engage in decisive talks aimed at unifying the two political parties. The meeting between Prachanda and Bhattarai on November 17 in Baluwatar marked a notable shift in Bhattarai’s stance towards unity with the Maoists, signaling a potential shift in the political landscape.

Five die, over 50 injured in separate road accidents in Rukum West, Jhapa

Five people were killed in separate road accidents in Rukum West, a district in Karnali province and Jhapa, a district in Koshi province. Two persons died and 22 others were injured when a jeep skidded off the road and met with an accident at Gairijiula of Chaurjahari-8, Rukum West today morning. The deceased have been identified as Masta Bahadur Oli, 45, of Chaurjahari Municipality-13 and seven-year-old Pratik Buda of Sanibheri Rural Municipality-2.