Today’s national news in a nutshell


January 24, 2023


Today’s national news in a nutshell

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

No ministers can speak against federalism: PM Dahal

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has made it clear that no one will be allowed to sit in the Council of Ministers and speak against federalism and democratic republic. Addressing the National Assembly meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dahal urged all ministers to abide by the spirit of the Constitution. He interpreted the speech against federalism and republic state as the violation of the Constitution and added that the government would seek clarification from the ministers if they undervalue such issues.

Earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude hits Bajura

An earthquake measuring a 5.9 magnitude hit Bajura on Tuesday afternoon. According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center, the earthquake occurred at 2:43 pm in Bajura.

One killed in Bajura earthquake

A woman has died after being hit by a stone that fell upon her following the earthquake that took place in Bajura on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Jamuna Rokaya of Gaumul Rural Municipality-2.

PM Dahal and UML Chairman Oli hold talks

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand and CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli held talks on various issues, including the election of the President on Tuesday. UML Chairman Oli reached Baluwatar on Tuesday morning to meet Prime Minister Dahal. The meeting between the two leaders took place at a time when the provincial cabinets were being expanded.

US Ambassador pays courtesy call on Home Minister Lamichhane

US Ambassador to Nepal, Dean R. Thompson, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Rabi Lamichhane. During the meeting held at the Home Ministry, the two exchanged views on further strengthening the bilateral relations and mutual cooperation, according to the Secretariat of the Home Minister.

Will reach a decision on absconding lawmaker: Home Minister Lamichhane

Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has said that the Home Ministry will address the issues of crushers, absconding lawmaker, and agitating human rights activists within a couple of days. Speaking at the meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, he said that the Ministry of Home Affairs is working sensitively on these three issues.

Gandaki Chief Minister Adhikari meets PM Dahal

Chief Minister of Gandaki Province Khagaraj Adhikari met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Tuesday morning. Adhikari reached Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar, and discussed current political developments, expansion of the Council of Ministers in Gandaki, among other issues.

Agenda of Hindu nation will be strengthened: DPM Lingden

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Rajendra Lingden, has said the agenda of Hindu nation would be further strengthened.  Also the Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, DPM Lingden reiterated that the agenda of Hindu nation will not weaken but get cemented.

NC President Deuba takes names of Poudel and Sitaula as presidential candidate

Nepali Congress (NC) has initiated discussions to finalize the names of the candidate for the President. Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday took the names of senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula as candidates for the President, party insiders said.

Karnali Province Hospital planning to conduct kidney transplant

The Karnali Province Hospital is preparing for conducting a kidney transplant. The hospital providing service for 60 years has intensified preparations to conduct the transplantation of human organ for the first time coming Saturday.

Finance Minister Paudel for increasing capital expenditure

Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel has instructed the Ministry secretaries to increase capital expenditure and reduce current expenditure. Minister Poudel stressed on giving special priority to capital expenditure and resort to strict revenue management.