Today’s national news in a nutshell


April 15, 2024


Today’s national news in a nutshell

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

President Paudel stresses agriculture, tourism, and water resources for development

President Ramchandra Paudel has remarked that agriculture, tourism, industry, and water resources are the cornerstones of the country’s development. Speaking at a program held in Tanahusur of Tanahu on the eve of World Heritage Day, President Paudel highlighted the importance of these sectors in driving Nepal’s progress.

PM Dahal highlights role of tunnel road in enhancing connectivity

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ emphasized the significance of tunnel passages in improving road connectivity during a ceremony marking the breakthrough of the Nagdhunga Tunnel Road. The Prime Minister underscored that this achievement is crucial for infrastructure development and will play a vital role in achieving national goals by facilitating convenient and affordable travel, promoting geographical and democratic proximity, and maintaining balanced development across provinces.

Nepal beats Hong Kong by eight wickets, third consecutive victory in Oman

Nepal has secured its third consecutive win in the ongoing ACC Premier Cup League T20 cricket tournament held in Oman. On Monday, Nepal defeated Hong Kong by 8 wickets, moving closer to the semi-finals.
Nepal currently holds the top position in the group with 6 points. In Group A, Nepal had previously defeated Malaysia by 5 wickets in their first match and Qatar by 32 runs in the second match.

Unified Socialist will form alliance with NC in Sudurpaschim: Rajendra Pandey

The CPN-Unified Socialist has hinted at a possible retreat from the federal government. The party’s Vice Chairman, Rajendra Pandey, has highlighted potential scenarios where the CPN-Maoist Center-led coalition could face uncertain situations if the previous agreements with his party are not honored. Following the ruling coalition’s decision to appoint the Chief Minister of Sudurpashchim Province from the Nagarik Unmukti Party, the Unified Socialist party has made its position clear.

UML Chairman Oli dismisses need for left-wing unity in Nepal

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli stated that unity among left parties is not necessary in the country. Speaking at the party’s parliamentary party meeting on Monday, Oli argued that pushing for left unity is unreasonable. He claimed that uniting the left would not effectively manage the country and the government. Oli expressed his opinion that uniting left parties would not strengthen the party.

Breakthrough of Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola Tunnel (In pics)

Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Physical Infrastructure Minister Raghubir Mahaseth, initiated the breakthrough of the Nagdhunga tunnel route on Monday. The tunnel spans 2,667 meters from Chandragiri, Belambu, Dhading to Sisnekhola. Although the tunnel was completed last August, it will take another year before vehicles can traverse through the main tunnel.

NEPSE witnesses double digit decline on Monday

On the second trading day of the new year 2081, the stock market experienced a decline on Monday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index dropped by 16.82 points today, closing at 2006.52 points, compared to the previous year. Shares of all sectors witnessed a decrease today, particularly in the production, hotel, and insurance sectors.

Schedule for Third Nepal Investment Summit released

The two-day schedule for the Third Investment Summit, set to take place in Kathmandu on April 28 and 29, has been unveiled. According to the Investment Board, the first day will feature two special sessions alongside the inaugural session. The plenary sessions are titled “Exploring Investment Opportunities in Nepal” and “Success Stories of Investments in Nepal.”

Former Judge Giri sent to jail

Former Judge Bhuwan Giri, convicted of marital rape charges, was taken to jail after appearing at the District Court in Kathmandu on Monday. The division bench, consisting of Supreme Court Justices Hari Phuyal and Til Prasad Shrestha, ordered on April 3 to send Giri into jail, overturning the orders of the Kathmandu District Court and Patan High Court. Previously, both the Kathmandu District Court and Patan High Court had issued orders for Giri’s release on bail.

Unified Socialist’s apolitical decision raises opp’n hopes: UML Chairman Oli

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli lambasted the Unified Socialist Party for their support of the Nepali Congress in the Sudurpaschim Province, labeling their actions as an attempt to buoy the opposition’s prospects. Oli asserted that the Unified Socialists’ maneuvers in the Sudurpaschim Province were aimed at bolstering the opposition, diverting politics from what he deemed the right direction. “At that time, steps were taken to raise the hopes of the opposition,” he remarked.

Home Ministry urges vigilance across 77 districts to curtail coercive religion conversions

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued stringent directives to all 77 district administration offices to thwart coerced religion conversions driven by intimidation and extortion. In response to mounting complaints about such activities across several districts, the ministry has mandated heightened surveillance to forestall any forced religious conversions.

Gold price up by Rs 700 per tola today

Gold price increased by Rs 700 per tola in the domestic market today. According to the Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the price of fine gold has now been fixed at Rs 137,500 per tola, while standard gold is being traded at Rs 136,850 per tola. The fine gold was traded at Rs 136,800 per tola, and standard gold was traded at Rs 136,150 per tola on Sunday.