Today’s national news in a nutshell


April 22, 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.

SC refuses to issue interim order in writ against appointment of Sudurpaschim CM

The Supreme Court has rejected the interim order against Sudurpaschim government in a writ filed by Nagarik Unumukti Party lawmaker Laxman Kishor Chaudhary. Lawmaker Laxman filed the writ demanding the dismissal of CPN-Unified Socialist Party’s Sudurpashchim parliamentary party leader Dirgha Sodari from the post of Chief Minister, arguing that the latter lacks majority support. Nagarik Unmukti’s Resham Chaudhary faction leader, Laxman, claimed majority support from lawmakers and demanded to be appointed as chief minister.

President Paudel to welcome Qatar’s Amir at TIA

President Ramchandra Poudel is scheduled to extend a warm welcome to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar, upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday. As per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Poudel will greet the Amir at 5.35 pm on Tuesday afternoon at Tribhuvan International Airport. The Amir of Qatar is set to arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday for a two-day official visit as part of his state visit.

Former President Bhandari awarded ‘Rastriya Gaurav” medal

Former President Bidya Devi Bhandari has been honored with the prestigious “Rastriya Gaurav” (National Pride) medal by the CPN-UML on the occasion of the party’s Diamond Jubilee. UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli presented the medal to former President Bhandari during a program in Godavari, Lalitpur. The decision to bestow this honor upon Bhandari was made during the meeting of the CPN-UML’s National Convention Representative Council, which concluded on Sunday.

NC President Deuba challenges UML over Madan Bhandari death mystery

Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has directly confronted the CPN-UML, questioning their failure to uncover the perpetrator behind the untimely demise of their leader, Madan Bhandari. During an event commemorating the diamond jubilee celebration of the Nepal Communist Party, President Deuba expressed dismay over circulating online video clips that accuse his party of involvement in the mysterious death of Bhandari.

Govt advised to secure more benefits from Amir’s State Visit

Former ministers and experts in foreign affairs have advised the government to prioritize utilizing the visit of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, to Nepal to secure maximum benefits. The Amir from Qatar will be paying a two-day state visit to Nepal beginning on April 23, tomorrow.

Nepal’s trade deficit tops Rs 1.2 trillion; imports drop by 3 percent, exports by 4 percent

The Central Bureau of Statistics has reported that Nepal’s foreign trade amounted to a total of Rs 1.281 trillion during the current fiscal year (FY 2080/081) in the first nine months. During the same period last year, foreign trade amounted to Rs 1.319 trillion. According to department statistics, this year’s foreign trade has decreased by 3 percent compared to last year, equivalent to Rs 38 billion. In the first 9 months of the current fiscal year, imports amounted to Rs 1.167 trillion, while exports stood at Rs 113.94 billion, according to department data.

Uncertainty looms over ruling alliance term: Madhav Nepal

The uncertainty surrounding the longevity of the current ruling coalition has been highlighted by Madhav Kumar Nepal, Chairman of the Unified Socialist Party. Speaking at the third annual Central Assembly of Nar Bahadur Karmacharya, Nepal expressed skepticism regarding the stability of Nepal’s current political landscape. “The situation is complex. The alliance was formed hastily, leaving doubts about its sustainability,” remarked Nepal. “The term of this alliance remains undecided. Our Prime Minister holds the answers. However, I can affirm that the situation is far from easy or comfortable.”

NEPSE declines by double digits on Monday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index experienced another decline on Monday, following an increase on Sunday. The stock market dropped by 15.41 points, reaching 1969.02 today. A total of 5,656,282 shares were traded, valued at Rs 2,058,300,000. Sunday recorded trading worth Rs 2.26 billion.

Madhu Marasini reinstated as Finance Secretary after acquittal

Following his acquittal in a corruption case, Madhu Marasini has been reinstated as the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance by the government. The Council of Ministers, in its meeting held on Monday, decided to reinstate Marasini to his former position in the Ministry of Finance. Marasini had been suspended from his duties, particularly due to his involvement in a corruption case, which cast a shadow over his career.