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04 March 2024  

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

Three ministers from new coalition sworn in

Three ministers from the recently formed ruling coalition took the oath of office and secrecy at the President’s Office in Sheetal Niwas on Monday. Padam Giri from CPN-UML, Hit Bahadur Tamang from the CPN-Maoist Center, and Dol Prasad Aryal (DP) from the Rastriya Swatantra Party were sworn in today. President Ramchandra Poudel administered the oath to the newly appointed ministers on Monday evening.

Country will see turmoil as long as I am alive: PM Dahal

Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has forewarned that the country will continue to experience unrest as long as he is alive. Addressing a gathering organized by Shahid Pratishthan Nepal in Kathmandu on Monday, PM Dahal emphasized that turmoil will persist throughout the nation as long as he is alive. In expressing this sentiment, he aimed to portray himself as a forward-thinking and progressive leader.

Prachanda to lead govt for two years, followed by Oli

Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli have reached an agreement to divide the remaining tenure of the government evenly. The agreement comes following the dissolution of the alliance with the Nepali Congress and the formation of a new coalition. A CPN-UML leader said, “Prachanda and Oli have agreed to lead the government evenly.”

DSP found dead inside APF Office in Morang

A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) from the Armed Police Force was discovered dead within the office premises in Morang. The deceased is identified as 38-year-old Upendra Basyal, hailing from Palpa and actively serving in the Armed Police Force. DSP Basyal was found hanging by a rope tied to a ceiling fan inside his office. He was in charge of the Border Outpost (BOP) in Sorabhag, located in Dhanpalthan-3.

Country requires transformation: UML Chair Oli

CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli has emphasized the imperative need for change to foster development and prosperity in the country. Speaking at the 77th-anniversary program of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GEFONT) on Tuesday, former Prime Minister Oli highlighted the urgent requirement for transformation in the nation’s current situation, emphasizing the significance of both conclusion and progress.

Ruling coalition forms 4-member task force to allocate ministries

A four-member task force has been formed entrusting it with the task of finalizing ministry allocation. This task force, comprising CPN-UML’s Bishnu Paudel, Maoist Center’s Barsaman Pun, Rastriya Swatantra Party’s Rabi Lamichhane, and Janata Samajwadi Paryt’s Upendra Yadav, will determine the number of ministers and their respective responsibilities in the new government.

NC President Deuba calls CWC meeting

Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has summoned a meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) on Tuesday. As per Krishna Prasad Poudel, the Chief Secretary of the NC Central Office, the CWC meeting is set to take place on Tuesday at 3 pm at President Deuba’s residence in Budhanilkantha.

NEPSE experiences circuit surge, surpassing 2078 points on Monday

Following a remarkable 6% surge in the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index, today’s share market trading came to a temporary halt. At the opening bell, the index displayed a notable 4% increase. Subsequently, trading was momentarily suspended for a 20-minute duration after the index rose by 4%. Upon reopening, when the index marked a 5% increase, trading faced another interruption, this time for 40 minutes.

NC shifts to opposition as Deuba accuses PM Dahal of betrayal

Amid the government reshuffle, Nepali Congress (NC) said it would assume the role of the main opposition, citing betrayal by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda. Prime Minister Dahal has altered the political landscape by revising the ruling alliance. Consequently, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, finds his party relegated to the opposition.

Newly-elected NA members sworn in

Newly-elected candidates to the National Assembly (NA) in the election held on January 25 were sworn in today, marking the official commencement of their terms. Among the members taking the oath are Krishna Sitaula of Nepali Congress from Koshi Province, Rukmini Koirala of CPN-UML, Puja Chaudhary of Janata Samajwadi Party, and Ananda Dhungana of Nepali Congress from Madhes.

UML ‘ready’ to include Madhav Nepal into new coalition

In what can be seen as a significant development, the CPN-UML has expressed its willingness to include Madhav Nepal in the new ruling coalition. It should be noted that the Maoist Secretariat has already made the decision to include the Unified Socialist led by Madhav Nepal into the alliance. Maoist Secretary Ram Karki said, “We have decided to bring Madhav Nepal’s party on board with us.”

Triangular T-20 Series: Nepal and Netherlands to vie in final

Nepal will face the Netherlands in the final of the Triangular T20 Series on Tuesday (March 5). It should be noted that the league stage final match between Namibia and the Netherlands, scheduled for Sunday under the Triangular T-20 Series, was canceled due to rain. Consequently, both teams receive one point each, leading to Nepal and the Netherlands competing in the Series final.

Publish Date : 04 March 2024 22:02 PM

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