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Today’s national news in a nutshell


21 March 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.

Police Headquarters transfers 141 DSPs

In a significant administrative move, Nepal Police Headquarters, Naxal has executed the transfer of 141 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP). As per the notice released by the Human Resource Development Department Staff Administration Branch of the Head Office, this decision was made by the Inspector General of Police. The notice specifies that the salary and allowances for the Nepali month of Chaitra have been transferred to the newly designated posts.

Bansbari Land Case: CIB records Binod Chaudhary’s statement

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police is currently recording statements from Member of the House of Representatives, and Nepali Congress central member, and businessman Binod Chaudhary regarding the embezzlement of government land associated with the Bansbari Leather Shoe Factory. The Champion Footwear, established in 2043 BS, with a focus on producing textile shoes, acquired 10 plots of land previously owned by Bansbari Leather Shoe Company. The Chaudhary family, alongside other stakeholders, including the Bansbari Leather Shoe Company were involved in this venture.

Gold price sets new record yet again

The Nepali gold market witnessed yet another milestone as the price of gold surged to a new all-time high. According to the Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association, the price of fine gold has been fixed at Rs 127,800 per tola and standard gold is traded at Rs 127,200 per tola. The precious yellow metal was traded at Rs. 125,200 per tola, and standard gold at Rs. 124,600 per tola on Wednesday. Previously, on March 10, the price of gold reached its peak at a staggering Rs 126,000 per tola in the Nepali market. However, breaking its previous record, Thursday’s gold price stands at an unprecedented Rs 127,800 per tola, marking an increase of 1,800 from the previous high.

Cabinet appoints four members to NPC, including Aranico Panday

The government has appointed four individuals, among them Aranico Panday, as members of the National Planning Commission (NPC). According to government spokesperson Rekha Sharma, a meeting of the cabinet held on Thursday decided to appoint Sangeeta Singh from Kathmandu, Kusendra Bahadur Mahat from Jumla, Shivaraj Adhikari from Palpa, and Aranico Panday from Lalitpur as members of the NPC. Adhikari currently holds the position of Head of the Central Department of Economics at the Tribhuvan University, while Sangeeta is recognized as an urban development expert. Pandey, in addition to his role as a member of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), also brings expertise in climate-related matters.

Victims of Suryadarshan Cooperatives lodge complaint at Parliamentary Committee

Victims of the Pokhara-based Suryadarshan Cooperatives took a significant step on Thursday by lodging a formal complaint with the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the parliament. Seven individuals affected by the cooperative’s actions in Kaski submitted the complaint directly to the Committee’s Chairman, Ram Hari Khatiwada, emphasizing the urgency of their situation. In their complaint, the victims have appealed to the government for the immediate arrest of GB Rai, the operator of the cooperative, along with 13 others allegedly involved in the matter.

Home Ministry issues a set of 21 directives to CDOs

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a set of 21 directives to the Chief District Officers (CDOs) across all 77 districts. Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has mandated active engagement in peacekeeping, security maintenance, efficient service delivery, fostering good governance, regulation, coordination, and facilitation. According to a Home Ministry source, all CDOs are tasked with upholding peace and curbing criminal activities. The CDOs have been asked to devise a three-month short-term action plan and execute it to eradicate illegal activities entirely within the district.

Families provide DNA samples to identify Nepali nationals in Russian Army killed in war

The relatives of Nepali nationals who lost their lives while serving in the Russian Army have submitted their DNA samples to facilitate the identification of the deceased. The family members of the fallen soldiers submitted their DNA samples at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj on Thursday. Earlier, the Russian government had requested DNA samples to assist in identifying 15 Nepali nationals who perished in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mahara denies involvement in gold smuggling case

Krishna Bahadur Mahara, former Speaker of the Parliament and Vice Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center), has reiterated his non-involvement in the gold smuggling case. Currently receiving medical treatment at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu after his arrest, Mahara provided his statement to the Crime Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Thursday. Mahara’s arrest came amid suspicions of his connection to a gold smuggling operation, following recommendations from the Gold Smuggling Probe Commission to file a case against him.

SC orders govt to implement 45-year age limit for health service officers

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order directing the government to establish 45 years as the age limit for individuals joining the health service sector at the officer level. During a hearing of a writ petition filed by the Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the apex court issued the directive on Thursday. Justice Sapana Pradan Malla presided over the bench and also issued a show-cause order against the government.

Patan High Court overturns Election Commission’s decision on four RSP lawmakers

The Patan High Court has invalidated the Election Commission’s decision to take action against four lawmakers belonging to the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP). Earlier on Shrawan 9, the Election Commission had previously decided to take action against 2,500 lawmakers from the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies for failing to disclose their election expenditure. In response, lawmakers Sobita Gautam, Shisir Khanal, Bhiraj Bhakta Shrestha, and Ganesh Parajuli filed a case at the Patan High Court, challenging the commission’s decision.

Government scraps National Land Commission amidst political shifts

In a significant move, the government has announced the dissolution of the National Land Commission. The decision was made during a recent Cabinet meeting. Established on Bhadra 30, 2078, under the Nepali Congress-led government, the National Land Commission was formed to address land-related issues, replacing the Devi Gyawali-led Land-related Problem Resolution Commission initiated by the UML-led government.

Publish Date : 21 March 2024 22:50 PM

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