Today’s national news in a nutshell


February 25, 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.

Prime Minister Dahal pledges collaboration with private sector for economic reforms

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has declared the government’s commitment to prioritizing actions based on suggestions from the private sector for economic reforms in the country. Representatives from Nepal’s private sector, including Chandra Prasad Dhakal, President of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, President of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries, and Rajendra Malla, President of the Nepal Chamber of Commerce, held a meeting with the Prime Minister on Sunday to discuss these crucial economic issues.

Judicial Council dismisses Judges Thapaliya and Niraula from positions

The Judicial Council (JC) has removed two judges embroiled in controversy. In a meeting held on Sunday, the Council decided to dismiss High Court Judge Dr. Navaraj Thapaliya and District Court Judge Ambika Prasad Niraula. The Council has sent a letter to the Supreme Court for the dismissal of both justices. The meeting raised questions about their conduct and competence, leading to their dismissal.

CIAA cracks down on land shenanigans: 187, including officials, accused of shifting public land to private hands

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case at the Special Court against 187 individuals, including government officials, on the charge of illegally converting 384 ropanis and 8 annas of government land into private ownership in Damak, Jhapa. Former land officer of Jhapa, Ramdev Mandal, and 186 others are accused of unlawfully registering government-owned public land in the names of individuals through fraudulent means, exploiting the government land registration process, resulting in both illegal gains and losses.

NEPSE witnesses double-digit decline on Sunday

On the first trading day of the week, the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) has witnessed a decline of double digits. On Monday, the market dropped by 26.81 points, settling at 1,979.02. The continuous decline in the stock market has triggered a negative circuit in two companies. Today, the NEPSE reported a transaction of 8,546,930 shares of 317 companies, resulting in a turnover of RS 3.08 billion.

EC schedules by-election for Illam and Bajhang on April 27

The Election Commission has set April 27 as the date for a crucial by-election in Illam and Bajhang. Following a meeting of office bearers held on Sunday, the commission decided to conduct the by-election in Illam constituency 2 and Bajhang Provincial Assembly constituency 1 on the specified date. The by-elections have been necessitated by the unfortunate passing of House of Representatives (HoR) member Subhash Nembang from Illam and Provincial Assembly member Prithvi Bahadur Singh from Bajhang.

UML outraged over PM Dahal’s absence in parliament, demands accountability

The CPN-UML, Nepal’s main opposition party, voiced strong disapproval over Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s absence from a crucial session of the House of Representatives (HoR). During Sunday’s parliamentary session, Padam Giri, UML’s chief whip, criticized PM Dahal for evading parliamentary responsibilities and failing to address concerns raised by opposition parties.

NC lawmaker Khatiwada accuses Tourism Minister of commission in outdated aircraft procurement

Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Ramhari Khatiwada has thrown a satirical punch at the Ministry of Tourism, alleging that the procurement process for new aircraft has kick-started a game of commission. Addressing the House of Representatives on Sunday, Khatiwada criticized the Tourism Minister Sudan Kirati for what he deemed as prioritizing publicity over substantial efforts.

DSP held in custody for allegedly recording woman’s video in restroom

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Tulsingh KC has been in custody at the Swayambhu Police Circle for the past nine days. He was apprehended on February 17. DSP KC, stationed in Pokhara, was arrested by the police for allegedly recording a private video of a young woman in the restroom of the New Everest Point Restaurant in Swayambhu.

Netherlands secures victory over Nepal by eight wickets in ICC CWC League 2

In a thrilling conclusion to the tri-nations ODI series of ICC CWC League 2, Netherlands emerged triumphant over Nepal by eight wickets. Having won the toss at the TU Cricket Ground, Netherlands elected to bowl first, effectively restricting Nepal to a total of 172 runs. In pursuit of the modest target, Netherlands confidently chased down the runs, reaching the winning total with just two wickets down in 37.5 overs.

Abduction charges filed against woman accused of stealing infant from Paropakar Maternity Hospital

Legal action has been taken against Man Kumari Singh, who stands accused of abducting an infant from Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital. Singh, 24, originally from Namune Rural Municipality-1 and currently residing in Kandaghari, Kathmandu, allegedly abducted a 26-day-old baby belonging to Sabina Shrestha from the hospital premises. Following the abduction, Singh was apprehended in possession of the infant in Kandaghari, Kathmandu.