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Monthly Archives: July 2016

When Politics Runs Amok


The obsession with government office that our political parties and their leaders demonstrate must be taken as normal and not unique to Nepal. Girija Prasad Koirala’s first majority government was challenged the very year in office precipitating the prime minister’s move to dissolve parliament. That was unique to Nepal. No …

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Brexit & its Aftermath

“No man is an Island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less.” – John Donne BY SHASHI P.B.B. MALLA & CHANDRA BAHADUR PARBATE The U.K.’s referendum which went …

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Nepal Airlines Corporation


BY PRAJWAL SHRESTHA (Royal) Nepal Airlines Corporation (R)NAC observed its 58th anniversary last week. The officials claimed that in spite of rampant political intervention and bad management, NAC was able to retain and after introduction of two narrow-bodyiesy Airbus, the Corporation has been able to make profit and payback regular …

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Open border: open invitation for assorted terrorists!


By MR Josse KATHMANDU: In this space last week, I endeavoured to identify a few basic geopolitical lessons from the stunning 23 June, 2016 Brexit verdict. One was encapsulated, thus: “It is simply suicidal for Nepal to continue the myth that our open border with India – with the second …

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Lady Gaga’s meeting with Dalai Lama angers mainland fan

dalai lama

US pop star Lady Gaga’s Sunday meeting with the Dalai Lama, which was streamed live on Facebook, has captured widespread attention. A large number of netizens, thought to be Chinese, made heavily critical comments on Lady Gaga’s Facebook page. Some of Lady Gaga’s fans, from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and netizens …

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China’s Tibet, Nepal to resume Lhasa-Kathmandu direct bus service


KATHMANDU, June 29 (Xinhua)– China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal have agreed to work toward resuming Lhasa-Kathmandu direct bus service after decade-long gap. During the 9th meeting of the Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) between Nepal and TAR that concluded here on Tuesday, two sides signed a 16-point memorandum of …

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Nepal-Japan political dialogue between the Ministries of foreign affairs

The 2nd meeting of the Nepal-JapanPolitical Dialogue between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries was held in Kathmandu on 29th June. Mr. Kazuya Nashida, Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, and Mr. Jhabindra Prasad Aryal, Joint Secretary, North East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-chaired the …

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Airfares of domestic flights reduced

Nepal Airlines

Following reduction in price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), one-way airfares of domestic flights went down by up to Rs 384 on Monday. A meeting of Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), the umbrella organization of domestic airlines held on Sunday, decided to lower airfare by a maximum of Rs …

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Entries open for the 6thInt’l Folk Music Film Fest

The 6th annual International Folk Music Film Festival is scheduled to be held in November. Music Museum of Nepal who is the host of this event, have invited moviemakers from around the world to submit their entries by end of July, said a statement. This year the theme of the …

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