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14 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.

Four members of same family killed in Taplejung landslide

Four members of the same family died due to a landslide in Phattanglung Rural Municipality-2, Tingdu of Taplejung last night. Seventy-year-old Ram Bahadur Limbu, his 50-year-old wife Jammaya, and their 12-year-old twin daughters Ganga and Jamuna were swept away when their house was destroyed by the landslide. According to Vice-Chairman of the municipality, Rabin Samra Limbu, he lost his family in the disaster, and two or three other families were also affected.

Kathmandu Valley’s minimum temperature reaches 23 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley has been steadily increasing for the past three days. Meanwhile, today (Friday), the minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley has risen above 23 degrees Celsius. According to Meteorologist Min Kumar Aryal of the Weather Forecast Division, the minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley was recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius at 5:45 am today. “This minimum temperature for the valley is the highest so far this year,” he said. At this time yesterday, i.e., Thursday, the minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley was 22.2 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu is ‘record-breaking’ day by day; today marks the highest so far this year.

Former President Bhandari invited to China amid talk of a comeback in active politics

Former President Bidya Devi Bhandari is set to visit China amid speculation that she is preparing to re-enter active politics. Since completing her two terms as President, Bhandari has been living a ‘retired’ life. She received an invitation from the Chinese Communist Party (CPC). While the trip is confirmed, the exact date has not been determined. A close source revealed, “It is certain that she will visit China, but the date has not been fixed.” Bhandari is expected to travel to China within a month. Recently, she has been actively participating in various public events and internal meetings. Formerly the Vice Chairperson of CPN-UML before becoming the President, she re-engaged with UML activities after nine years, notably attending a UML program recently.

Gold price down by Rs 400 per tola today

The price of gold decreased by Rs 400 per tola in the Nepali market today. According to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the price of fine gold is fixed at Rs 142,000 per tola, while standard gold is traded at Rs 140,500 per tola. On Thursday, the gold was traded at Rs 146,000 per tola. Likewise, the standard gold was traded at Rs 140,900 per tola. Similarly, the price of silver has been fixed at Rs 1,800 per tola today.

NC seeks government response to PM Dahal and President Poudel’s foreign visits

The Nepali Congress (NC), the main opposition party, has requested information in the parliament regarding the recent foreign visits of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and President Ram Chandra Poudel. Addressing the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on Friday, Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak demanded that Prime Minister Dahal inform the parliament about his recent visit to India. “Even though it is customary to inform beforehand about such visits, PM Dahal has not yet briefed the parliament on his recent trip to India,” said Lekhak. In addition, Lekhak called for details on President Poudel’s visit to Europe. “It is unfortunate that we have to learn about our state leaders’ foreign visits from newspapers,” Lekhak remarked.

Speaker Ghimire directs govt to address queries raised in parliament

Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire has issued a directive to the government to respond to the queries raised by lawmakers during the recent parliament meeting. The Nepali Congress (NC), the main opposition party, sought information regarding the foreign visits of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and President Ram Chandra Poudel. Additionally, the NC demanded clarification from the Prime Minister regarding recent statements made by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane, which targeted NC leaders in Parliament. Prime Minister Dahal recently traveled to India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Meanwhile, President Ram Chandra Poudel is currently on a visit to Europe.

PM Dahal inaugurates Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Inaruwa 400 KV transmission line

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Inaruwa 400 KV transmission line on Friday. The inauguration ceremony took place at the Hetauda substation of the transmission line project in Thanabharyang, Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City-11, Makawanpur. The event was organized by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The 400 KV substation is Nepal’s third-largest of its kind. The transmission line is expected to strengthen and ensure a reliable power transmission system in the country, facilitating uninterrupted energy trade between Nepal and India.

Woman and two sons found dead in Jhapa

Authorities in Jhapa district were alerted to a grim scene as a woman and her two children were discovered deceased in their residence. DSP Krishna Kumar Chand from the District Police Office in Jhapa stated that 25-year-old Anjali Besra and her two sons, residents of Shivasatakshi Municipality-3, Bhotepul, were found lifeless in their home.

Former CEO of Saptakoshi Development Bank receives three years and three months jail term

Former CEO of Saptakoshi Development Bank, Nabin Subedi, has been sentenced to three years and three months in jail. A bench comprising Chairman Tek Narayan Kuwar and members Ram Bahadur Thapa and Murari Babu Shrestha of the Special Court passed the sentence on Friday. Previously, the court had convicted Subedi in a money laundering case. Today, 12 days after the verdict, the court announced the sentence and a fine for Subedi. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 23,654,401.20 on Subedi.

Chaos in Kawasoti: Police resort to aerial fire; Municipality building and Mayor’s house vandalized

The headquarters of East Nawalparasi witnessed a tumultuous day on Friday. Relatives of three women laborers who tragically died while digging a drainage on Thursday rampaged through the Municipality building and the residence of Mayor Bishnu Bhusal on Friday. In efforts to regain control, police responded with several rounds of aerial firing and tear gas. The families and relatives of the deceased staged demonstrations and protests, demanding justice against the culprits and compensation for the bereaved families. As tensions escalated, hundreds of security personnel were deployed to Kawasoti Bazar.

NC-led govt in Gandaki Province loses majority as lawmaker Devkota ousted from his position

Gandaki Province Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister of Energy, Irrigation, and Drinking Water, Phanindra Devkota, has been removed from his post. Speaker Krishna Prasad Dhital announced during the provincial assembly meeting on Friday that Minister Devkota has been relieved of his MP status. Previously aligned with the Nepal Samajwadi Party, Devkota contested elections in Gorkha 2 (A) under the banner of the CPN (Maoist Center). Despite the Maoist parliamentary party’s instructions, Devkota supported Chief Minister Surendraraj Pandey of Nepali Congress (NC) with his vote of confidence, leading to his appointment as Minister of Energy. Following his support for the Chief Minister, Devkota’s ministerial role was confirmed.

Public holiday on June 17

The government has announced a public holiday on June 17. In a press statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs informed that the government has granted a public holiday on Monday, June 17, to celebrate Bakrid (Eid al-Adha). Eid al-Adha, commonly known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the two major Islamic holidays, alongside Eid al-Fitr.

Monsoon to become active in Kathmandu Valley from Saturday

This year’s monsoon is expected to become active in some parts of Bagmati Province, including the Kathmandu Valley, starting tomorrow, Saturday. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, although the monsoon has already entered the country via Koshi Province, it takes a few days to arrive in the Valley. Meteorologist Saroj Pudasain explained that the delay in the monsoon’s arrival in the remaining parts of the country is due to the partial influence of westerly winds and a low-pressure system around the Bihar State of India. While the monsoon typically spreads to western Nepal about a week after its arrival in the east, this year’s progression has been hampered by the low-pressure system in India. The Division reported partly to generally cloudy weather in Karnali Province, as well as in the hilly regions of Bagmati and Gandaki Provinces, with partly cloudy to mainly fair weather in the rest of the provinces tonight.

Direct election within party; Nomination to end: Chair Dahal

Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has announced that the party will adopt a direct election system to end the nomination process in the coming days, in adherence to its statute convention. Addressing the fourth full meeting of the ANNISU (Revolutionary) today, Chair Dahal, who is also the Prime Minister, asserted that the election system would be enforced in all party elections. “The statute convention decided to adopt direct elections in the party,” he said, adding, “There will be no nomination system in the party. The directly elected system will be practiced in the student organization as well.” Emphasizing the need to unite all communists in Nepal, Chair Dahal stated that the party under his leadership should be capable of leading a united communist party. “Our party is gradually becoming stronger with growing public support,” Dahal claimed. “We can achieve many things in unison, so it is our responsibility to work with people with a high level of confidence.”

Campus chief shot dead in Bara, two arrested

Chief of Raja Ram Multiple Campus, Hari Bushan Kushawaha, was shot dead in Bara district on Friday. The police have arrested two individuals on charges of murder. According to police reports, Kushawaha was shot by an unidentified group while en route to Kalaiya from his home in Adarsha Kotwal Rural Municipality. Dhadiram Neupane, the spokesperson for the Bara District Police Office, stated that Kushawaha breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Vayodha Hospital in Birgunj. He had been shot twice in the back.

 

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