National Assembly passes citizenship bill
The meeting of the National Assembly on Thursday passed the Nepal Citizenship (first amendment) Bill, 2079 with majority of votes.
Home Minister Balkrishna Khand had presented the proposal, seeking its passage in the NA meeting.
Nepal inks deal with India to import chemical fertilizer for five years
Nepal has signed an agreement with India to import chemical fertilizer for the next five years.
The recently signed (February 2022) agreement between two government agencies–Nepal’s Krishi Samagri Company Limited and India’s Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited–ensures the import of 457,000 metric tons of urea and 370,000 metric tons of DAP by the fiscal year 2025/26, according to Krishi Samagri Company Limited.
This agreement will pave way for the implementation of the deal signed between the two governments earlier this year, according to the company’s Managing Director Rajendra Karki.
US Assistant Secretary of State Lu arrives in Kathmandu
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu has arrived in Kathmandu for a two-day trip as part of a regularly scheduled visit to the region.
4 Chand-led CPN cadres nabbed for trying to show black flags to Donald Lu
Police have arrested four cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Community Party of Nepal for trying to show black flags to US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu at the Tribhuvan International Airport in the Capital on Thursday.
Dr Baburam Bhattarai registers Nepal Samajbadi Party
Dr Baburam Bhattarai has registered a new political party, Nepal Samajbadi Party, at the Election Commission on Thursday.
The Election Commission (EC) has renamed Samabeshi Loktantrik Party, which was registered by Bhattarai’s close confidant Deepak Lamichhane some days ago, to Nepal Samajbadi Party at the request of party leaders.
Panel formed to study about Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium project
The government has formed a technical committee to undertake remaining works under the Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium Construction Project based in Bharatpur of Chitwan.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers on July 25 decided to form the committee under the leadership of a joint-secretary at the Ministry of Urban Development. The six-member committee is headed by joint secretary Prakrina Tuladhar, according to Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Dr Damodar Regmi.
NEPSE gains 15.29 points
The Nepal Stock Exchange (NESPE) index gained 15.29 points to close at 2,127.47 points on Thursday.
Similarly, the sensitive index rose 2.70 points to close at 405.62 points.
A total of 11,955,076 unit shares of 221 companies were traded for Rs 4.97 billion.
Nepal retains same 19th position in new ODI ranking
Nepal has retained the same position in the new ODI ranking released today (Thursday) by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
As per the new ODI ranking, Nepal has managed to remain in the same 19th position as in the previous ODI ranking.
New Zealand is in the first position while England is in second position in the new ODI ranking.
710 new coronavirus cases, two deaths in past 24 hours
Nepal recorded a total of 710 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths in the past 24 hours as of Thursday.
Out of the confirmed cases, 524 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 186 through the Antigen method.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 5,025 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.