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Today’s national news in a nutshell


29 May 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.

KMG Chairman Kailash Sirohiya released

Lalitpur Police released Kailash Sirohiya, Chairman of Kantipur Media Group, with the stipulation that he must appear before the police when required. This release followed authorization from the Dhanusha District Attorney’s Office and a directive from the Dhanusha District Police Office. Raman Karna, Sirohiya’s lawyer, confirmed that the release was sanctioned by the Dhanusha District Attorney’s Office.

Debate erupts in Nepal over Chinese Ambassador Song’s social media conduct

A debate erupted in Nepal on the social network X (Twitter) over Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Chen Song’s conduct. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been requested to seek an explanation from the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Chen Song, for his remarks on the social network, urging him to apologize. News about this has also been published in Kathmandu-centered online media, with some even suggesting that he should be sent back for exceeding diplomatic decorum.

Surendra Pandey appointed Gandaki Province Chief Minister

Nepali Congress (NC) Parliamentary Party leader Surendra Pandey has been appointed Chief Minister of Gandaki Province. Gandaki Province Chief Dilliram Bhatta appointed Pandey as Chief Minister on Wednesday. Earlier, a division bench of Supreme Court justices Kumar Regmi and Sunil Kumar Pokharel on Monday ordered Pandey’s appointment as Chief Minister as the leader of the largest party in Gandaki Province.

PM Dahal calls for increased efforts to preserve mountains on International Sagarmatha Day

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has urged everyone to increase efforts to keep mountains free from pollution and to protect them. Speaking at a program organized on the occasion of the 71st International Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Day, Prime Minister Dahal emphasized the need for collaboration and coordination among all concerned bodies to protect the mountains. He called for support for the government’s ‘Save Mountain, Save Humanity’ campaign.

Ncell reluctant to pay Rs 20 billion renewal fee

Mobile service provider Ncell has not paid the full renewal fee for its 20-year license, which was due by May 28. Ncell only submitted Rs 4 billion at the last moment and requested an installment facility. According to Santosh Paudel, spokesperson for the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), Ncell has not paid the required Rs 20 billion renewal fee and now has until August 31 to pay with a penalty. “Ncell has only deposited Rs 4 billion. They can pay the remaining amount with a penalty by August 31. If they fail to do so, their license will be revoked,” he said.

Turmoil gripping cooperative sector will be resolved: Finance Minister Pun

Finance Minister Barshaman Pun has stepped forward with reassurance amidst the recent turmoil gripping the cooperative sector, plagued by embezzlement scandals amounting to billions of rupees. Addressing concerns at a press conference held at the Ministry of Finance following the budget presentation to Parliament, Minister Pun underscored the government’s commitment to tackle the crisis head-on. “We are resolute in our resolve to address the challenges facing the cooperative sector,” stated Minister Pun.

Deuba’s residence hosts opposition parties’ meeting: Madhav Nepal joins discussion

Sher Bahadur Deuba, the President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), convened a meeting with opposition leaders. During the gathering of opposition parties held in Budhanilkantha, Madhav Kumar Nepal, the chairman of the ruling CPN-Unified Socialist, also participated. He arrived in Budhanilkantha accompanied by lawmaker Metmani Chaudhary.

4,035 Nepalis die abroad in three years

A total of 4,035 Nepalis working abroad died between the fiscal years 2077-78 BS (2020-21) and 2079-80 BS (2022-23). According to data from the Foreign Employment Board, 870 Nepali migrant workers also suffered injuries or fell ill during this period. Over the past three years, there has been a concerning rise in the number of deaths and illnesses among Nepali migrant workers. The percentages of these incidents were 18.50% in fiscal year 2077-78 BS, 31.95% in 2078-79 BS, and 49.54% in 2079-80 BS.

NEPSE declines by 23.81 points on Wednesday

The budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2081–82 failed to ignite enthusiasm in the share market. On the second day after the budget announcement, NEPSE plummeted by 23.81 points to settle at 2089.42 points. In today’s pre-open session, NEPSE increased by 20 points but later dropped by 1.12 percent. A total of 10,738,159 shares worth Rs 4,575,063,000 were transacted on Wednesday.

UML’s National Women Gathering kicks off in Kathmandu

A two-day National Women Gathering of the CPN-UML has commenced in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The event was inaugurated by former President Bidya Devi Bhandari. According to Bhanubhakta Dhakal, the party’s Standing Committee member and the coordinator of the UML People’s Organization Coordination Mechanism, around 5,000 representatives including women leaders from the party’s 23 affiliated organizations, people’s representatives on behalf of the party, and women office bearers from the party province and district committees, FSU women members from the ANNIFSU are participating in the gathering.

Nepal Iron Rod Producers Association says govt’s policy will force industries to shut down

The Nepal Iron Rod Producers Association has said that provisions in the latest budget will force the industry to shut down. Following the increase in customs duty on raw materials in the budget presented by Finance Minister Barshaman Pun in Parliament on Tuesday, the Association held a press conference in Kathmandu to inform the dire situation facing billion-dollar industries. The Association claims that the government has effectively destroyed the melting plant sector, which provides employment to over 3,100 people.

Publish Date : 29 May 2024 22:47 PM

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UML and NC finalize power-sharing agreement

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