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Today’s national news in a nutshell


15 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.

All four doors of Pashupatinath temple open

All four doors of Pashupatinath Temple were opened today at 4:00 am. All four doors to the temple were opened considering the increasing number of devotees, said Pashupatinath Area Development Trust Spokesperson Rewatiraman Adhikari. Using only one door is open and three others are opened only after 8:30 am but from today all four doors will be opened since early morning. After opening all the four doors, the compulsion of the devotees to stay in long queue is expected to end.

Dengue infection spreads over 71 districts

Dengue infection has spread across 71 districts in the country. As of May 23, the infection had affected 57 districts, but it has now expanded to 71 districts. Dr. Gokarna Prasad Dahal of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health and Population reported that a total of 1,130 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus across these 71 districts. Last year, the infection count was significantly higher, with 51,143 cases recorded in all 77 districts. In the Kathmandu Valley, 114 people have been infected with dengue in Kathmandu, 27 in Bhaktapur, and 18 in Lalitpur. The dengue virus is primarily transmitted from person to person through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito.

MCA-Nepal signs second 400kV substation construction contract

CA-Nepal has awarded and signed a contract with Techno Electric and Engineering Company Ltd., India to construct a 400 kV Substation at Ratmate in Belkotgadhi Municipality -7 in Nuwakot district as part of implementing Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact. The 400 kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation will be constructed within the contract duration of 39 months. Once completed, Ratmate Substation will have a capacity of 1000 Mega Volt Ampere making it one of the largest substations in the country, a statement issued by MCA-Nepal, said. The new US$ 51.6 million Ratmate Substation will serve as a critical interconnection of power transmission between the Lapsiphedi and New Hetauda Substations.

Nepal’s Super 8 hopes dashed as they lose to South Africa

With their second consecutive loss in the ICC T-20 World Cup, Nepal’s chances of reaching the Super 8 are over. After falling short by just 1 run against Test nation South Africa in the Group D match on Saturday morning, Nepal has been eliminated from the race for the Super 8 in the World Cup. Batting second, Nepal chased a target of 116 runs but could only muster 114/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Ashif Sheikh top-scored for Nepal with 42 runs, facing 49 balls including four fours and a six, while Anil Sah contributed 37 runs from 24 balls, striking three fours and a six. Kushal Bhurtel scored 13 runs from 21 balls, but the rest of the batsmen couldn’t reach double figures, exposing Nepal’s middle-order vulnerability and costing them the match. Kushal Bhurtel was the standout performer for Nepal with the ball as well, claiming four wickets for 19 runs.

Koshi provincial govt announces financial aid for flood and landslide victims

The Koshi provincial government has decided to provide Rs 300,000 to the victims of the Taplejung landslide. This decision was made during a Cabinet meeting held on Saturday. Following incessant rainfall, a landslide swept away a house, resulting in the deaths of four people. The victims were members of the same family in Phattanglung Rural Municipality-2, Tingdu of Taplejung. The deceased include 70-year-old Ram Bahadur Limbu, his 50-year-old wife Jammaya, and their 12-year-old twin daughters, Ganga and Jamuna.

Karnali Province unveils budget of Rs 31.41 billion

The Karnali provincial government has introduced a budget of Rs 31.41 billion for the fiscal year 2024/25. Finance Minister Mahendra KC unveiled the budget during the provincial assembly meeting on Saturday. The budget aims to achieve economic prosperity, social justice, eliminate poverty, and create job opportunities, according to Finance Minister KC. As per the constitutional provision, the provincial level must unveil the budget on June 15, and local levels on June 24.

Koshi Province unveils Rs 35.27 billion budget for FY 2024/25

Koshi Province has unveiled a budget of Rs 35.27 billion for the fiscal year 2024/25. Finance Minister Ram Bahadur Magar presented the budget during the provincial assembly meeting on Saturday. The new budget is nearly Rs 1 billion less than that of the current fiscal year. According to the budget, Rs 14.47 billion has been allocated for recurring expenditures and Rs 16.20 billion for capital expenditures.

Sudurpaschim province introduces Rs 31.62 billion budget for FY 2024/25

Sudurpaschim Province has unveiled a budget of Rs 31.62 billion for the fiscal year 2024/25. Finance Minister Surendra Bahadur Pal presented the budget during the provincial assembly meeting on Saturday. According to the budget, Rs 11.07 billion has been allocated for recurring expenditures and Rs 17.53 billion for capital expenditures.

Gandaki province allocates Rs 32.96 billion for FY 2024/25 budget

Gandaki Province has unveiled a budget of Rs 32.96 billion for the fiscal year 2024/25. Finance Minister Tak Raj Gurung delivered the budget during the provincial assembly meeting on Saturday. According to the budget, Rs 13.16 billion has been allocated for recurring expenditures and Rs 19.51 billion for capital expenditures. The majority of the budget has been earmarked for infrastructure development, followed by allocations for tourism, agriculture, and drinking water.

Karnali province prioritizes physical infrastructure and urban development in FY 2081/82 budget

The Karnali Province government has placed a strong emphasis on physical infrastructure and urban development for the upcoming fiscal year. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning, Mahendra KC, unveiled the provincial budget on Saturday, allocating Rs 10.46 billion to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Urban Development for the fiscal year 2081/82. Additionally, Rs 2.86 billion has been earmarked for the Ministry of Social Development, while Rs 296.4 million has been allocated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law. The Ministry of Land Affairs and Agriculture will receive Rs 1.86 billion, and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest, and Environment has been allocated Rs 1.94 billion.

Lumbini province announces Rs 38.97 billion budget for FY 2024/25

Lumbini Province has unveiled a budget of Rs 38.97 billion for the fiscal year 2024/25. Finance Minister Chet Narayan Acharya presented the budget during the provincial assembly meeting on Saturday. According to the budget, Rs 11.24 billion has been allocated for recurring expenditures and Rs 24.58 billion for capital expenditures. The provincial government has committed to ensuring access to clean drinking water and has prioritized agriculture, irrigation, tourism, education, and health.

Bagmati province announces Rs 67.54 billion budget for FY 2024/25

Bagmati Province has unveiled a budget of Rs 67.54 billion for the fiscal year 2024/25. Finance Minister Jaganath Thapaliya presented the budget during the provincial assembly meeting on Saturday. The budget allocates Rs 26.10 billion for recurring expenditures, Rs 37.93 billion for capital expenditures, and Rs 1.50 billion for fiscal management. This new budget is almost Rs 5 billion more than the budget for the current fiscal year.

Publish Date : 15 June 2024 22:48 PM

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