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Today’s national news in a nutshell


16 February 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 advocates policy reforms for agricultural development in Kavre

President Ramchandra Paudel highlighted the crucial need for policy reforms in the agriculture sector, citing its potential to uplift communities from poverty. Inaugurating the ‘Extensive Kavrepalanchok Agriculture Festival-2024’ in Banepa today, he emphasized the importance of policymakers, planners, and the government implementing special programs to boost exports, encourage import substitution, and stimulate production and employment growth.

UML Chair Oli claims to lead peace process to final stage

The CPN-UML Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Oli, has announced that the peace process has reached at the final stage in the initiation of the party. UML Chairman Oli made this statement during the Global Social Forum 2024, organized by the Nepal Intellectual Council, which took place in Kathmandu on Friday.

Govt sets Rs 1.8 trillion budget ceiling for upcoming FY 2081/82

The Ministry of Finance announced an ambitious budget ceiling of Rs 1.8 trillion for the next fiscal year, 2081/82. The resource committee, spearheaded by Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), has crafted this budget ceiling. Emphasizing a commitment to the nation’s economic development, the government will use this figure as the foundation for preparing the comprehensive budget for the upcoming fiscal year, said Minister of Finance, Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat at a press conference on Friday morning.

KMC initiates cleaning of Khula Manch

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has embarked on an initiative to revitalize the public space, Khula Manch. In an effort to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of this space, the KMC has undertaken a cleaning process. The completion of the project involved the removal of over 10 lakh kg of accumulated concrete debris that had been left untouched for the past 10 months. KMC Mayor Balen Shah emphasized the importance of ensuring Khula Manch remains open and accessible to all.

Minister Sudan Kirati takes on mopping role

Sudan Kirati, the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, showcased his dedication to cleanliness by personally tidying up his ministry office. In a video shared on social media, Minister Kirati is seen mopping the office floor during the morning hours. This move follows Minister Kirati’s previous viral participation in the Bagmati cleaning campaign, where he gained attention for his weekly garbage-picking efforts.

EC asks parties to inform it of any changes to their name, statute

The Election Commission (EC) has directed the political parties to inform it if they have made any changes and amendment to their names, statute, rules, stamp, flag and symbol as well as changes in their office-bearers within 30 days. The EC, in accordance with Section 51 of Political Parties related Act, 2073, asked the political parties to submit the details in the stipulated format.

NC leaders advocate for Vedic Sanatan Hindu State in special proposal

A considerable number of Nepali Congress (NC) leaders presented a special supplementary proposal emphasizing the reconsideration of the party’s position on Vedic Sanatan Hindu religion during the party’s Central Committee Meeting on Friday. Twenty-two leaders, consisting of central members and provincial presidents, have endorsed a special supplementary proposal advocating for the Vedic Sanatan Hindu religion and ensuring religious freedom.

‘50% children with cancer are out of medical services’

Pediatric oncologist Krishna Sagar Poudel of BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Chitwan has shared that of the total cases, more than 50 percent of children with cancer disease are still out of hospital access. “More than 1,500 children in the country are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer every year. But, only 50 percent of the estimates visit the hospitals. And, some 400 children with cancer visit the BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital,” he stated.

Nepal misses opportunity to play Asia Cup, loses to Malaysia by four wickets

The Nepali women’s cricket team’s ambition to participate in the Asia Cup has eluded them for eight years. In the semi-final of the ACC Women’s Premier Cup, Nepal faced a defeat at the hands of Malaysia by four wickets, shattering their dream of playing in the Asia Cup. Nepal batted first, posting a total of 115 runs in their innings. However, Malaysia successfully chased the target, securing victory with four wickets in hand.

Korean Language Test to begin on February 19

The Employment Permit Section (EPS) Korea under the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) is conducting the Korean Language Test (KLT) from February 19. According to EPS Korea, the exam will be held at National Vocational Training Academy, Bhainsepati.

Publish Date : 16 February 2024 22:49 PM

Team of 15, including Chiefs and high officials of security forces, reach Chitwan

KATHMANDU: A team of 15, including the chiefs of all

UML Chair Oli to be appointed Prime Minister at 5 PM, oath ceremony on Monday

KATHMANDU: Chairman of CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli, is scheduled to

LMC demolishes illegal settlements in Balkumari (photos) 

KATHMANDU: Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) demolished illegal settlements in Balkumari

Koshi Cabinet: Chief Minister Karki preparing to sack Maoist Center ministers to vacate seat for NC

KATHMANDU: Chief Minister Hikmat Kumar Karki has started preparations to

PM urges intensified search for missing in Simaltal bus mishap

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has instructed the