July 31: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: July 31, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Samriti Maharjan

NCP leader Yogesh Bhattarai takes oath of office as tourism minister

Newly appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai took oath of office and secrecy on Wednesday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Bhattarai amid a special program held at Sheetal Niwas. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other dignitaries and officials were present at the program. 

PM Oli directs ministers to implement work contract they signed

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed all the ministers to enhance their performance to achieve the goal expressed in the government’s slogan ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ on Wednesday. After the signing of work contract between the ministers and him for the current fiscal year, PM Oli said that the government has already formulated policies and plans necessary to manumit the country from poverty making an indirect reference to the need for implementing them successfully.

House stalled second time in less than a week

The Parliament session was adjourned on Wednesday following the obstruction of the House Proceedings. The meeting has been postponed until 2 pm on Thursday after parliamentarians representing the opposition parties Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal stalled HOR proceedings demanding a probe into various murder incidents.

Unidentified groups detonate bomb in Nuwakot, torch ward office in Rautahat

Unidentified groups have detonated a bomb in a ward office of Kakani rural municipality in Nuwakot and torched a ward office at Chandapur municipality in Rautahat on Wednesday morning. Official documents, printers, and computers in the ward offices were destroyed in the arson attacks, according to local authorities. However, nobody has claimed the responsibility for the blasts so far.

State 1 government approves Manmohan Technical University

A meeting of the Council of Ministers of State 1 today accepted the bill to make provisions about the Manmohan Technical University. The meeting took other several decisions by making presentations of the annual report-2075 BS of the Auditor General sent to the state by the center and the annual report-2075 BS of the state chief attorney general before the State Assembly said state government's spokesperson and minister for internal affairs and law, Hikmat Bahadur Karki.

Oil rises for fifth session as stockpiles fall and market awaits Fed

Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, supported by a drop in U.S. inventories and investor expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower borrowing costs for the first time since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. Central bankers in the United States began their two-day meeting on Tuesday and were expected to cut interest rates, with President Donald Trump having reiterated his call for the Fed to make a large cut.

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