Today’s national news in a nutshell


September 23, 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.

Former Cricketer Paras Khadka elected as CAN Secretary

Former cricketer Paras Khadka has been elected as the Secretary of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).

Paras was elected after defeating the outgoing acting Secretary Prashant Bikram Malla in the voting held on Saturday.

When 75 votes were counted out of a total of 85 voters, Paras got the required 43 votes for victory. Paras got 43 votes while Prashant got 32 votes. However, the official announcement of the results is yet to be made.

Paras is also the President of the Bagmati Province Cricket Association.

Prime Minister Dahal and Chinese President Xi meet in Hangzhou

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who started his one-week official visit to China from New York, had an official meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday.

The meeting took place at the State Guest House in Hangzhou after 4:50 pm Chinese time.

During the meeting, PM Dahal said that Nepal-China relations have reached a strategic level and praised Xi for meeting despite his busy schedule of the Asian Games.

Chatur Bahadur Chand re-elected as CAN President

Chatur Bahadur Chand has secured a second term as President of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in the election held on Saturday.

Chand’s re-election took place on Saturday, solidifying his position as the head of Nepal’s cricket governing body.

In addition to Chand’s re-election, Roshan Bahadur Singh, who previously held the role of treasurer, has also been elected unopposed as the Vice President of CAN. This transition reflects the trust placed in Singh’s leadership within the organization.

Only free and fair media bolsters democracy: President Paudel

President Ramchandra Paudel has said only free, fair, and independent media can bolster democracy.

During a program organized on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of Press Council Nepal here today, President Paudel reminded that his vibrant time was spent in detention and jail facing torture in the course of the struggle for the achievement of democracy where, he argued, freedom of expression and press could be ensured. He also shared his stand for fair, independent, and dignified journalism.