Today’s national news in a nutshell


November 29, 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.

Deuba’s views on secularism personal: NC

The Nepali Congress (NC) clarified its commitment to upholding the Constitution, highlighting that party President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s remarks on secularism reflect his personal views. Following the gathering of current and former office bearers at President Deuba’s residence in Dhumbarahi, Min Bishwakarma, the Head of the Publicity Department, emphasized that the NC remains within the bounds set by the Constitution.

Rastriya Swatantra Party picks Dr. Swarnim Wagle as Vice Chairman

The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has nominated Dr. Swarnim Wagle as its Vice Chairman. The decision was made during a central committee meeting held at Jaleshwar in Mahottari.

Koshi Province Assembly unanimously passes budget

The Koshi Province Assembly achieved unanimous consent in passing the Appropriation Bill on Wednesday, effectively replacing the Ordinance Budget previously under discussion. Chief Minister Kedar Karki introduced the budget replacement bill with an additional 500 million on November 25. The presented budget statement outlined a proposal of 36,743,510,000 for the ongoing financial year.

RSP nominates all its lawmakers as central committee members

The Rastriya Swatantra Party has decided to designate all its parliament members as central committee members, as per the decision made during a recent central committee meeting. This strategic move is part of the party’s efforts to fortify its structure and bolster internal cohesion. The decision was formalized during the ongoing central committee meeting in Jaleshwor, Mahottari, which commenced on Monday.

Govt decides to hold NA election on January 25 next year

The government has decided to hold the National Assembly (NA) elections on January 25, 2024. This decision, based on the recommendation of the Election Commission, was finalized during a Cabinet meeting held today. Government Spokesperson Rekha Sharma stated that the decision aligns with the constitutional provisions outlined in Article 86, Sub-section 3 of the Constitution of Nepal.

Government considering to banning Snapchat, Tinder, and Telegram

Following the recent ban on TikTok, the Nepali government is now setting its sights on prohibiting several other popular social media platforms, including Bigo Live, Likey, Tinder, Snapchat, and Telegram.

TAAN contributes funds to PM Disaster Relief Fund

The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has contributed more than Rs 500,000 to the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund. The umbrella organisation of trekking agencies deposited Rs 555 thousand 555 in the Fund operated by the government for mobilising support to the earthquake survivors in Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim.

Mild earthquake shakes Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley experienced a seismic event of 3.5-magnitude this evening. According to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center in Lainchaur, the tremor, which occurred at 8:45 pm, had its epicenter located in Thulopakhar, Sindhupalchok.

Foreign Minister Saud to visit Qatar on Dec 9, to seek Qatar’s aid in Bipin Joshi’s rescue

Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash Saud is set to embark on a visit to Qatar on December 9 to appeal to the Qatari government for assistance in the rescue of Bipin Joshi, currently held by the Hamas military group. Joshi, who has been in captivity since October 7 under the Palestinian militant group Hamas, remains missing, and his current location is unknown. Despite diplomatic efforts by the Nepali government, he was not among the released prisoners.