Today’s national news in a nutshell


January 25, 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.

Parties outside ruling coalition are conspiring to topple govt: KP Oli

CPN-UML chairman KP Oli has accused the main opposition party Nepali Congress of hatching conspiracy to topple the government. Pointing to the Nepali Congress (NC), he insisted that the attention of those who are not in the government is on conspiring against the government.

SC to continue hearing on Rabi Lamichhane’s case Friday

The hearing of the case related to the citizenship dispute of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane will be held again on Friday. The final hearing of the case started in the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to continue hearing on Friday as it could not be completed today. As Minister Lamichhane’s lawyers and the lawyers of the public prosecutor’s office did not finish their arguments on Wednesday, the case has been given the status of the one to be continued on Friday.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria visiting Nepal next week

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Jane Nuland, is visiting Nepal next week, Foreign Ministyr sources have said. This will be the first high-level visit of US official after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda became the Prime Minister after the November 20 elections.

NEA to build substations in Kathmandu Valley

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will construct transmission lines and substations with capacity ranging from 66 kV to 220 kV in the Kathmandu Valley. This aims to manage the electricity distribution system in the Kathmandu Valley by supplying high voltage electricity on a regular basis and reducing problems like electricity discontinuation in an emergency, said the NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising.

Prem Prasad’s death portends state’s extreme failure: Mayor Balen

Kathmandu Metropolitan Mayor Balen Shah has said that the self-immolation of Prem Prasad Acharya signifies the state’s “extreme failure”. After the death of Acharya during the treatment, Mayor Shah, writing a status on social media, alleged that the state’s irresponsibility was the cause for the death.

Police bans sale of petroleum products in bottles, jerrycans

Police have banned the sale of petroleum products in bottles and jerrycans. Issuing a statement, the police have asked petrol pump operators not to fill and sell petroleum products in bottles and jerrycans. According to the police, some petrol pumps in Kathmandu were found to be selling petroleum products in containers such as bottles and jars.

Acharya, who tried to self-immolate in front of Parliament House, dies

Prem Prasad Acharya, who tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire in front of the Federal Parliament building on Tuesday afternoon, has died. Acharya died on Wednesday morning while undergoing treatment at the hospital in Kirtipur.

School-level cricket tournament to take place in Kailali

The school-level U-19 T20 cricket tournament is set to take place at Fapla cricket ground in Dhangadhi, Kailali from February 4 onward. At least 10 schools are participating in the tournament of seventh edition of the Little Flower Premier League.

Gold traded at Rs 106,200 per tola today

Gold was traded at Rs 106,200 on Wednesday. The yellow metal was traded at Rs 106,300 on the previous trading day, Tuesday. A tola gold is equivalent to 11.66 grams.