Today’s national news in a nutshell


September 30, 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.

Govt hikes prices of petroleum products

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petroleum products. According to the Corporation, the price of petrol has increased by Rs 2. Similarly, the Corporation has increased the price of diesel and kerosene by Rs 6. With this, a liter of petrol will cost Rs 182.5 in Kathmandu. Meanwhile, the government has increased the proce of LPG by Rs 215 per cylinder. With this, a cylinder of LPG will cost Rs 2,010.

PM Dahal returns home today from China

Prime Minister (PM) Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda is returning home today completing his eight-day visit to China. PM Dahal, who had been at Kailash Mansarovar in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, came back to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, on Friday.

PM Dahal claims his China visit further strengthened Nepal-China relations

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said that his visit to China has strengthened the historical relationship between Nepal and China. Prime Minister Dahal, who returned home after a week-long visit to China, held a press conference at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning and claimed that the discussion with the President Xi Jinping and Premier of China, Li Qiang, had increased mutual trust.

Talks between govt and agitating doctors positive, doctors withdraw protest progams

An amicable agreement has been negotiated between the government and the protesting doctors. This agreement was the result of extensive discussions that took place at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday evening.

PM Dahal’s visit to China fruitful: FNCCI President Dhakal

President of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) Chandra Prasad Dhakal, has lauded the visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to China, emphasizing its significant economic benefits. Dhakal, who accompanied Prime Minister Dahal during his China visit, expressed his views to the media in China, underlined the visit’s potential to bolster Chinese investments in Nepal and explore various economic opportunities.

PM Dahal’s China Visit a complete success: FM Saud

Foreign Minister NP Saud dubbed the official visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to China as a total success. A member of the Prime Minister’s delegation, Minister Saud said that the Prime Minister’s visit was successful from both an economic and diplomatic point of view.

Autumn climbing season commences on Mt. Dhaulagiri

The autumn season heralds the commencement of mountaineering activities on Mt. Dhaulagiri in Nepal’s Myagdi district. Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh-highest mountain, graces the landscape of Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-4 in Myagdi. The ascent officially began on Friday, orchestrated by the seasoned Sherpas of Seven Summit Trek, who skillfully paved the way from the Dhaulagiri mountain base camp to its summit.

Call to increase participation of women in tourism sector

Women working in the tourism sector have said that only sustainable and responsible tourism can help development of the country. Senior Director of Nepal Tourism Board Nandini Lahe Thapa pointed out the need to increase participation of women in the tourism sector, which remains low at present.

Kailash Dhungel elected UML’s Bagmati Province Chairman

Kailash Dhungel has been elected as the Chairman of CPN-UML Bagmati Province Committee. According to the final results of the counting of votes completed on Friday night, Dhungel was elected to the post of the Chairman by receiving 696 votes. Dhungel of Ramechhap is also the former Finance Minister of the Bagmati Province government.

Dengue cases increase in Kathmandu; risks to continue for a month

The number of dengue patients has recently surged in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) area. According to the KMC Department of Health, dengue cases have been on the rise in all 32 wards of Kathmandu for the past week.

Monsoon expected to extend beyond October 2

The monsoon season is set to linger in Nepal, departing later than its typical October 2 timeline. The Weather Forecast Division has foreseen a likelihood of heavy rainfall in select regions of the country over the next three to four days.  Consequently, they have issued precautionary measures to mitigate potential damage.

MCC CEO Alice Albright arriving in Nepal tomorrow

MCC CEO Alice Albright is arriving in Nepal tomorrow to celebrate the U.S.-Nepal bilateral partnership and the successful launch of the MCC Nepal Compact,” the US Embassy in Kathmandu said. MCC CEO Albright will meet with senior officials from the Government of Nepal to recognize their leadership in achieving the recent entry-into-force milestone, it said.