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Today’s national news at a nutshell


11 June 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.

President Paudel departs for Geneva, Switzerland

President Ram Chandra Paudel has departed for Geneva, Switzerland. He left this evening from Tribhuvan International Airport to lead the Nepali delegation at the 112th session of the International Labor Conference, which begins on Thursday. Vice President Ram Sahay Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers, and other high-ranking officials were present to bid him farewell. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Paudel will address the opening forum of the ‘Global Coalition for Social Justice’ as the keynote speaker.

Madhes govt’s decision to distribute Rs 50 million to MPs challenged at SC

The Janamat Party-led government’s decision to provide Rs 50 million to each lawmaker of Madhes province has been challenged at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The petition was filed by Manish Kumar Mandal, Paritosh Kumar Sah, and Abid Hussain, naming the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of Madhes province as the opposition. The first meeting of Chief Minister Satish Kumar Singh’s cabinet decided to allocate Rs 50 million to directly elected MPs and Rs 15 million to proportional representation MPs.

JSP Nepal’s National Convention: Chairman Upendra’s political report approved with suggestions

The political report presented by Upendra Yadav, Chairman of the Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal (JSPN), has been unanimously approved with some suggestions. Yadav has committed to revising the 31-page report to incorporate the feedback received during the closed session of the ongoing convention in Janakpur. Following the presentation of the political report by Chairman Yadav, group discussions commenced as part of the convention’s closed session.

Mayor of Bagmati Municipality Thapa faces another Rs 300 million corruption case

Bharat Kumar Thapa, the suspended Mayor of Bagmati Municipality in Sarlahi district, has been charged with another Rs 300 million corruption case. The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a corruption case against Thapa and five others at the Special Court on Tuesday. The CIAA alleges that Thapa was involved in corruption amounting to Rs 302.9 million during the construction of a lake in Bagmati Municipality Wards 4 and 12.

Driving license holders can use National ID Card as license from July 16

Starting July 16, those with a driving license can use their National Identity Card (ID) as their license. The government is working on integrating driving license details into the National ID Card, according to the Department of Transport Management. Uddav Prasad Rijal, the Director General at the department, stated that the process of including driving license details in the National ID Card will be completed in a day or two.

NEPSE increases by 33.15 points, all sector indices go green on Tuesday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index, a barometer of the secondary securities market, rose by 33.15 points on Tuesday, closing at 2115.24 points. With this significant increase, all sector indices turned green. Compared to Monday, NEPSE experienced a 1.69 percent rise. According to NEPSE, shares worth Rs 5.55 billion were traded on Tuesday, up from Rs 5.49 billion on Monday.

Lumbini and Sudurpaschim to witness heatwave for three days

The Weather Forecasting Division has issued a warning of hot winds prevailing over the Terai region of Sudurpaschim and Lumbini provinces for the next three days. In recent days, the plains of Lumbini and the Sudurpaschim have experienced scorching temperatures, with some areas recording highs of 40 degrees Celsius or above. On Monday, Dhangadhi reached a scorching 44 degrees Celsius, while Nepalgunj soared to 43.6 degrees Celsius, Dipayal to 40.7 degrees Celsius, and Birendranagar to 40.9 degrees Celsius.

Nepal fails to act on human rights abuses: US Department of State

The 2023 Human Rights Report released by the US Department of State sheds light on the Nepalese government’s failure to hold accountable officials suspected of committing human rights violations, despite conducting investigations. The report delineates various significant human rights issues witnessed in Nepal during the year. These include credible accounts of arbitrary or unlawful killings, including extrajudicial executions, as well as instances of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by government authorities. Arbitrary detention was also noted among the reported abuses.

NC’s role: Toppling government or responsible opposition?

The Nepali Congress (NC), the largest party in the Federal Parliament, currently finds itself in the opposition following a dramatic shift in the power equation on March 5, 2024. This change saw Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Chairman of the Maoist Center, also the Prime Minister, defect from the coalition with Nepali Congress to join the CPN-UML.

 

Publish Date : 11 June 2024 22:55 PM

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NEPSE witnesses modest increase with over Rs 5 billion in transactions on Monday

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) experienced a modest increase

Representatives from NC, UML and Unified Socialist oppose Mayor Balen’s ‘No Vehicle Zone’ proposal

KATHMANDU: The Ward Chairpersons from the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, and

SC issues interim order in favor of Phanindra Devkota, halts disciplinary action

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order

Lawmakers and Ministers join cooperative victims’ protest (Photos)

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers and ministers participated in the protest organized by