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Today’s national news in a nutshell

24 August 2023  

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

Opponents crafting a spider’s web to entrap me: KP Oli

KP Sharma Oli, the Chairman of CPN-UML, has asserted that his adversaries are intricately weaving a spider’s web in an attempt to ensnare him. Chairman Oli responded to his opponents with a touch of sarcasm, remarking, “Buffaloes do not get caught in a spider’s web.”

SC issues interim order to Koshi govt not to take decisions of long-term importance

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order to the Koshi state government, instructing it not to make policy decisions with long-term importance and extensive consequences. This order comes in response to a writ petition filed in the Supreme Court, alleging that Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa gained a vote of confidence through the manipulation of Israile Mansuri’s position as the chair of the state assembly.

Immigration DG Adhikari relieved of duties

Jhalakram Adhikari, the Director General of the Immigration Department, has been relieved of his post and summoned to the Ministry of Home Affairs. This decision follows the discovery of a chat conversation between Adhikari and Dawa Chiring, a Belgian citizen of Tibetan origin implicated in a gold smuggling case.

Election of Parliamentary Committee Chairpersons scheduled for August 28

The election to appoint chairpersons for various parliamentary committees is set to take place on August 28th. This electoral process will usher in new leadership for the parliamentary committees. In accordance with the agreement among the parties, Nepali Congress will have 4, CPN-UML 3, Maoist Center 2, while Janata Samajwadi Party and Unified Socialist will each hold one chairperson position.

Unified Socialist to hold a convention in January

The Unified Samajwadi Party is scheduled to host its convention in January next year. The decision to hold the convention from January 28- Feb 1, 2024 was made during a central committee meeting held in Balkumari, Lalitpur.

Seven NC leaders voice concerns over transfer of police officers

Seven leaders of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) have voiced their concerns regarding the transfer of police officers who had been spearheading the investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee case. In a joint statement, these leaders have raised significant doubts about the integrity of the investigative process due to the seemingly arbitrary reassignment of the officers involved in probing corruption-related allegations.

Weather expected to improve by Saturday

The current spell of precipitation is anticipated to persist until Friday, with the possibility of heavy rainfall occurring at isolated locations, particularly within the Koshi, Bagmati, and Gandaki provinces. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, it will take a few days for the weather conditions to improve.

Bara bus mishap: All seven victims identified

All the seven people who lost their lives in the Bara bus accident have been identified. According to Bara DSP Daliram Neupane, the deceased are 41-year-old Bijay Lal Pandit of Loharpati Municipality 5, Mahottari, 70-year-old Rajendra Chaturbedi from Rajasthan, 65-year-old Srikant Chaturbedi, 67-year-old Bahadur Singh, 60-year-old Satyavati, 67-year-old Baijanti Devi and 65-year-old Mira Devi.

Flooding and landslides block 7 major national highways

Numerous sections of national highways are currently impassable due to a combination of floods and landslides, causing disruptions across the country. A total of seven major highways have been affected, with blockages occurring at multiple locations along each route.

Energy and Water Resources Minister stresses on reliable weather, disaster information

The government is to make the dissemination of information related to weather and disasters more reliable and credible by making the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology better-equipped and resourceful. It is said that real-time information on hydrology and meteorology is being made available due to the equipment installed all over the country in the recent days, and the government is going to make it more systematic.

Flights disrupted in Karnali since two days

Flights have been affected in Karnali since the last two days due to bad weather. The flights have been disrupted as it has been raining continuously. Flights could not take place to and from Juphal airport in Dolpa, Simkot airport in Humla and Talcha airport in Mugu due to the incessant rainfall. Rajendra Thakulla, an engineer with the Thulibheri Municipality, Dolpa, said he is stranded in Nepalgunj due to the disruption of flight.

Publish Date : 24 August 2023 22:46 PM

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