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29 January 2024  

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KATHMANDU: Khabarhub brings you a glimpse of major developments of the day in Nepal, including politics, business/economy, sports, entertainment, and more.

High Court dismisses NRNA member’s plea to invalidate election

The High Court in Patan has rejected the plea filed against the election of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA). The injunction filed by Deepesh Khatri of Hamburg, Germany, on October 12, has been dismissed by the verdict of the bench consisting of judges Shyamji Pradhan and Krishna Ram Koirala. The court’s decision, based on legal grounds, upholds the legitimacy of the new leadership elected during the recent general convention. The convention held in Kathmandu had elected Dr. Badri KC as the head of the organization. Meanwhile, another competing group led by R.K. Sharma had also announced the formation of a parallel committee after raising questions about the fairness of the election.

Direct flights from Nepalgunj to Kailash Manasarovar commence today

Today marks the inauguration of a direct flight from Nepalgunj to Kailash Manasarovar in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, a significant achievement after persistent efforts. Shree Airlines operated the maiden flight, carrying 38 Indian tourists to Kailash Manasarovar, informed Keshav Neupane, the regional director of Siddhartha Business Group. The Indian tourists, hailing from cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh, were flown to Kailash Manasarovar, as reported by Neupane.

PM Dahal announces plans to revitalize long-closed industries

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has revealed that the government is actively working on reviving industries that have long remained closed. Speaking at the 20th Establishment Day and National Council Meeting of Press Centre Nepal in Parsa of Birgunj, the Prime Minister highlighted the ongoing preparations to rejuvenate key industrial entities, including the Biratnagar Jute Mill, Hetauda Textile Factory, Gorakhkali Rubber Industry, and Butwal Spinning Mills Ltd.

UML Koshi calls for withdrawal of ordinance to avoid parliamentary failure

The CPN-UML has urged the Koshi government to retract the recently issued ordinance. During a press conference in Biratnagar on Monday, the UML Koshi Parliamentary Party demanded the withdrawal of the controversial ordinance, warning that its persistence could lead to a failure in the parliament. Rewati Raman Bhandari, the chief whip of UML, emphasized that immediate withdrawal of the ordinance is essential to prevent its forceful failure. He criticized the amendment to the law allowing a party with only one Member of Parliament in the province to receive vehicle facilities, calling it objectionable.

Police makes place in final, defeats Gandaki by six wickets

Nepal Police Club secured a spot in the final by defeating Gandaki Province by six wickets in the Prime Minister Cup One-Day National Cricket Tournament. This victory marks the seventh consecutive win for the departmental team of the police, making them the first team to qualify for the final. Chasing a target of 171 runs for victory, Nepal Police Club successfully achieved the target in 24.2 overs, losing four wickets in the process. In their victory, Dilip Nath played a crucial role, scoring the highest with 57 runs, including 39 balls, six fours, and four sixes. Kushal Bhurtel contributed 22 runs with four fours and one six. Arjun Saud scored 44 runs off 49 balls with five fours and one six before getting out, while Aarif Sheikh made 27 runs with five fours.

Loan sharking victims to march again towards Kathmandu for justice

Victims of loan sharking are gearing up for another protest march towards Kathmandu on January 30. Avadesh Kushwaha, the president of the Farmers and Workers’ Struggle Committee against Loan-sharking and Fraud, revealed that the victims intend to initiate a collective march from Jhapa and Kanchanpur on January 16. During a press conference held in Kakadvitta on Monday, Kushwaha expressed dissatisfaction, stating that the government had not paid attention to their plight since their previous march to Kathmandu.

NEPSE witnesses impressive double-digit growth

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index experienced substantial growth, surging by 10.26 points on Monday and closing at an impressive 2104.72 points. On this trading day, a total of 1,23,22,705 shares from 311 companies were bought and sold, resulting in a robust turnover of NPR 4,056,65,22,230. The market dynamics showcased positive trends, with the share prices of 150 companies witnessing an upward trajectory.

Public Procurement Office blacklists 22 construction companies

The Public Procurement Monitoring Office, operating under the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, has blacklisted 22 construction companies for failing to fulfill their contractual obligations within the stipulated timeframe. In a notice released today (Monday), the Public Procurement Monitoring Office alerted the public to the ban imposed on the identified companies. The blacklisting prohibits these construction entities from engaging in any procurement activities with the public body during the specified period.

Publish Date : 29 January 2024 22:29 PM

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