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Today’s national news in a nutshell

22 February 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Khabarhub brings to you a glimpse of major developments of the day in Nepal, including politics, business/economy, sports, entertainment, and more.

PM Dahal and UML Chair Oli hold one-on-one meeting at Baluwatar

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda are holding a one-on-one meeting at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar. The two leaders are holding what has been dubbed as “crucial talks” at a time when the two ruling parties – Maoist Center and CPN-UML – are at odds on the issue of electing the country’s President.

NC President Deuba holds talks with PM Dahal

Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba discussed at length the issue of electing the country’s new President with Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Wednesday evening. The two leaders talked about electing the President on the basis of consensus.

Unified Socialist leaders hold discussion with NC President Deuba

Top leaders of the CPN Unified Socialist Party held talks with Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday. Unified Socialist leaders reached Deuba’s rented-residence at Dhumbarahi to discuss the issue of electing the country’s President.

Unified Socialist to consult with parties on Presidential candidate

The Unified Socialist has decided to hold discussions with all political parties in the parliament for unanimous consensus in the context of selecting the Presidential candidate. The meeting of the party’s Secretariat at the party’s central office here today discussed latest political developments as well as holding political meetings with other parties in the context of upcoming presidential election.

Half-yearly review: Trade deficit hits 825 billion in six months

Nepal’s total trade deficit has crossed Rs 825 billion 730 million in the half-yearly review period of the current Fiscal Year 2022/23. The statistics published by the Department of Customs today shows that Nepal’s foreign trade was equivalent to total Rs 1 trillion 12 billion 597 million 600 thousand until February 12.

Writ filed at SC against decision of President’s Office to waive fines for local level candidates

A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against the decision of President’s Office to waive the fines of local level candidates. Advocate Lokendra Oli filed a petition in the Supreme Court, making the President’s Office the opponent.

LSP leaders urge NC President Deuba to support Mahantha Thakur as President

Leaders of Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) have urged Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to support LSP President Mahantha Thakur as the country’s new President. LSP leaders held talks with NC President Deuba at the latter’s residence in Dhumbarahi on Wednesday morning on electing Thalur as the country’s new President.

Chinese Ambassador Song calls on former PM Nepal

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Chen Song, paid a courtesy call on Chairperson of CPN (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. In the meeting held at the residence of Chairperson Nepal in Koteshwar, this afternoon, matters related to Nepal-China relations including various aspects of bilateral interests and diplomatic relations as well as mutual cooperation and collaboration between the two countries were discussed, according to the personal secretariat of Chair Nepal.

DIG Ashok Singh resigns

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ashok Singh, who was facing a trouble concerning his age, has resigned on Wednesday. He submitted his resignation letter to the police headquarters on Wednesday.

HoR lifts suspension of lawmaker Chaudhary

The suspension on Nagarik Unmukti Party lawmaker Arun Kumar Chaudhary has been removed. Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire read out a letter from the Office of the President informing that President Bidya Devi Bhandari has pardoned lawmaker Chaudhary of his remaining prison term on the occasion of the National Democracy Day.

Shuklaphanta Festival kicks off in Kanchanpur

The Shuklaphanta Festival has kicked off in Kanchanpur district from today in a bid to attract as many as tourists in the Shuklaphanta National Park. The Bhimdutta Municipality organized the Festival that aims to promote the National Park that sprawls on an area of 305 square kilometres in the extreme south-eastern section of Kanchanpur district.

Nagarik Unmukti Party MP calls for making Lal Commission report public

Nagarik Unmukti Party lawmaker has demanded that the government to immediately make the Lal Commission’s report about the Tikapur incident public. Seeking time from the Speaker in a session of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, today, the party’s Gangaram Chaudhary called attention of the government to make the Lal Commission report public and to fulfill its commitment of releasing Resham Chaudhary, the patron of the Nagarik Unmukti Party, from jail.

Fresh earthquake strikes Bajura

An earthquake has struck Bajura at 1.46 pm today, nearly a month after a 5.9-magnitude tremor occurred on January 24. The Seismological Research and Measurement Centre, Surkhet said the tremor today measured 5.2 on the Richter scale with its epicentre at Bichchhya of Himali Rural Municipality in the district.

PM Dahal most likely to attend LDC Conference in Doha

Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is preparing to leave for Doha, Qatar’s capital on March 3. He will attend the Conference of Least Developed Countries starting from March 5. The conference of Least Developed Countries is being organized from 5 to 9 March in Doha.

Over 64,000 obtain work permits in last one month

More than 64,000 Nepalis obtained work permit to go abroad for employment in one month (mid-January to mid-February, 2023). According to the Department of Foreign Employment, a total of 64,284 people, including 58,447 men and 5,837 women, obtained work permits for foreign employment.

Jhapa Bhadrapur Gold Cup: Machhindra Club into semi-final

Machhindra Club has entered the semi-final of the Mustang-Bhadrapur-Jhapa Gold Cup football tournament. In the quarter-final match held at local Mechi Stadium today, Machhindra beat Church Boys United 2-1 after coming from behind to book a place among the last four.

Publish Date : 22 February 2023 22:22 PM

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