Today’s national news in a nutshell brings you a glimpse of major developments of the day in Nepal, including politics, business/economy, sports, entertainment, and more.

Open to scrutiny, ready to face consequences over Rs 17 million ’embezzlement’ rumor: Rabi Lamichhane

Rabi Lamichhane, the chairman of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), has openly stated his willingness to face consequences if found guilty in the cooperative fund embezzlement case. In a press conference held on Monday at the party headquarters in Banasthali, Kathmandu, Lamichhane challenged any state institution to thoroughly examine his account. “Any institution is welcome to check my account. If I am found to have taken Rs. 17 million, I am ready to face the consequences,” declared the RSP chair.

NEPSE witnesses double-digit decline on Monday

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) recorded a significant decline of 31.49 points, signaling challenges in the market as financial institutions grapple with recovering from poor loan performance in the second quarter of the fiscal year.The NEPSE index closed at 2098, indicating a negative trend.

SEE to be held from March 28 to April 9

The National Examination Board (NEB) has decided to hold this year’s Secondary Education Examination (SEE) from March 28 to April 9, 2024. Board Chairman, Dr. Mahashram Sharma, said that the decision was made to conduct the SEE examination only after the conclusion of the Holi festival, which falls on March 24 and 25.

Clash in Rajbiraj leaves Education Minister and three MPs injured

A clash erupted in Rajbiraj on Monday between Janamat party activists and police, resulting in injuries to Mahesh Prasad Yadav, the Minister for Education and Culture of Madhes province, along with three lawmakers. The incident unfolded when Janamat Party activists obstructed the inauguration program of the Province Agriculture University. In the course of events, Education Minister Yadav, along with province MPs Satish Singh, Ranju Khang, and Bhagyashree Chaudhary, sustained injuries in the clash, as reported by Janamat’s Secretary BP Sah.

NA Elections: Silence period to begin tonight

The silence period for the National Assembly (NA) election is set to commence from 12 am tonight, as announced by the Election Commission (EC). The EC, through a statement, has mandated the prohibition of all campaign activities starting from midnight. This silence period will persist until the conclusion of the voting process.

Police nab fake doctor from Kathmandu

A man has been apprehended on charges of engaging in medical practices using counterfeit certificates. Police arrested 40-year-old Samridha Bhattacharya, a resident of Biratnagar-2. According to Inspector, a team from the Kathmandu Valley Crime Division detained him on Monday from Basundhara.

RPP-UML form alliance for NA election in Koshi

In the upcoming National Assembly election scheduled for January 25, the CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have decided to form an alliance in Koshi province. As per the agreement, the RPP will support UML candidate Rukmini Koirala, and reciprocally, UML will extend support to the RPP candidate Uddav Poudel.

PM Cup Cricket: Bagmati secures top spot with convincing 7-wicket win over Karnali

Bagmati province clinched its fourth victory in the Prime Minister Cup One-Day National Tournament, defeating Karnali province by 7 wickets on Monday and securing the top position. In their chase, Bagmati achieved the target of 79 runs in 13 overs, losing 3 wickets. Ishan Paudel contributed 40 runs for Bagmati, while Rabin Joshi scored an unbeaten 16, Ashutosh Ghiraiya added 9, Captain Rit Gautam made 8, and Ashok Paudel remained unbeaten with 6 runs.

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