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Today’s national news in a nutshell

24 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.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan convicted in child sexual abuse case

The alleged ascetic, Ram Bahadur Bamjan, has been convicted of child sexual abuse by the Sarlahi District Court. The bench of District Judge Jeevan Kumar Bhandari found Bamjan, who is currently in custody at Sarlahi prison, guilty of the charges. Bamjan was arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the police on January 9, 2024, and has since been detained. The court’s verdict determined his guilt in the child sexual abuse case.

Suspended Chief Secretary Aryal transferred to NPC, Gadtaula appointed Acting Chief Secretary

The government has transferred suspended Chief Secretary Baikuntha Aryal to the National Planning Commission (NPC). The meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Singha Durbar today decided to create a special position equivalent to Chief Secretary and transfer Aryal to this newly established role, according to government spokesperson Rekha Sharma.

Kathmandu Metropolitan City unveils Rs 25.63 billion

Kathmandu Metropolitan City has unveiled a budget of RS 25.63 billion for the upcoming fiscal year 2081/82. Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol presented this budget at the third meeting of the 15th session of the Municipal Assembly held on Monday. In the budget, Dangol allocated Rs 3.80 billion to 11 metropolitan pride projects. The budget for the upcoming fiscal year is Rs 170 million more than the current year. The metropolis expects to collect Rs 24.20 billion from its consolidated fund and Rs 1.50 billion from land consolidation projects.

Parliament staffs end strike following seven-point agreement

The strike by the staff of the Federal Parliament Secretariat has ended following a seven-point agreement on Monday. The staff had been striking, demanding increases in salaries, additional allowances, and other benefits, which had significantly disrupted parliamentary activities. The agreement was signed by Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Padam Giri, General Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat Padma Prasad Pandey, and Chairman of the Employees Union Govinda Prasad Belbase, among others.

Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister calls on Prime Minister Dahal

Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Sun Weidong, who is on an official visit to Nepal, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Monday. During the meeting at Singha Durbar, they discussed bilateral interests, mutual concerns, and areas of cooperation. Prime Minister Dahal expressed his appreciation for China’s ongoing support of Nepal’s economic and social development.

Investigation’s underway in Accham-Chhaugoth incident: Home Minister Lamichhane

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has informed that one individual has been arrested in connection with the Achham incident related to Chhaupadi and is currently under investigation with an extended remand. During today’s special session of the National Assembly, lawmakers queried about the incident at the Chhaugoth in Achham. Minister Lamichhane responded that based on statements from the victim and the accused, information has emerged indicating the involvement of only one person in the incident.

Non-life insurance companies earn Rs 36 billion in 11 months

Non-life insurance companies in Nepal have reported earnings of Rs 36.56 billion over the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, according to data released by the Nepal Insurance Authority. This figure represents the combined income of 18 non-life insurance companies. The earnings have increased compared to the same period last fiscal year when 25,17,315 policies were issued, amounting to Rs 34.16 billion.

NEPSE witnesses modest increase with over Rs 5 billion in transactions on Monday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) experienced a modest increase today following a decline yesterday. The NEPSE index rose by 3.21 points, reaching 2066.16 at the closing hour on Monday. While shares in banking, hotel, investment, insurance, production, and trading sectors saw declines, shares in development banks, microfinance, and finance sectors recorded significant gains.

Representatives from NC, UML and Unified Socialist oppose Mayor Balen’s ‘No Vehicle Zone’ proposal

The Ward Chairpersons from the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, and CPN-Unified Socialist have collectively opposed Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balen Shah’s proposal to designate the New Road area as a ‘No Vehicle Zone.’ These representatives have jointly submitted an amendment proposal against Mayor Shah’s initiative.

SC issues interim order in favor of Phanindra Devkota, halts disciplinary action

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order halting the disciplinary action against suspended Gandaki Province lawmaker Phanindra Devkota. In response to Devkota’s petition challenging the disciplinary action taken against him by the CPN-Maoist Center’s Gandaki Province parliamentary party, SC ruled in his favor. Justice Prakashman Singh Raut’s bench issued the interim order to suspend the Maoist party’s disciplinary action against Devkota.

Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives in Kathmandu

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Sun Weidong, arrived in Kathmandu this morning. He arrived on a three-day official visit to attend the Sixteenth Meeting of the Nepal-China Diplomatic Consultation Mechanism taking place in Kathmandu on 25 June 2024. He was warmly welcomed by Krishna Prasad Dhakal, Joint Secretary and Head of the North East Asia Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the VIP Lounge in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

NEB preparing to publish SEE results this week

The National Examination Board (NEB) is set to release the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) results this week. The Examination Control Office, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, issued a notice on Monday detailing various methods to access the SEE results. According to NEB, results for the regular and grade increase examinations of the year 2080 BS can be accessed through multiple channels, including various websites, SMS, and IVR.

Publish Date : 24 June 2024 22:41 PM

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