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Monthly Archives: September 2016

When MPs debunk parliament meeting!

By our Reporter Like the college students of  Kathmandu, the lawmakers in Nepal also  debunk the important parliament meetings affecting the House processing to pass important bills. The students in college dress reach cinema halls or dating spots but the lawmakers reach resorts to participate in a workshop orgainsed by …

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Nepal, Thailand enjoy excellent, exemplarily relations

By Vutti Vuttisant I am very pleased with the persistently close ties between Thailand and Nepal throughout the past 56 years of diplomatic relations. Our two countries are naturally connected through cultural and religious proximity. Since the establishment of Thailand–Nepal diplomatic relations in 1959, the overall relations between our two …

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Nationwide campaign for 1990 constitution

By our Reporter The Campaign of the Old Force, which has been organizing corner assemblies at Bhotahitti, Kathmandu every Friday for several months, has decided to expand its organizational strength and launch nationwide campaign for the restoration of the 1990 constitution. The activists of the Campaign are visiting different parts …

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The curious evolution of a Premier’s persona

By Maila Baje Something eerie seems to be going on with Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Of course, he’s trying hard this time to be humble, contrite and all that. Nothing wrong there. The bluster and superciliousness of his last tenure as premier did not serve him well. Let the man …

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Nepal–India relations: Review is necessary

By Hans Lückhoff Although Nepal has made efforts to revisit the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship with India for over 20 years now, the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), which is supposed to review all bilateral agreements between the two countries has met in July for the first time. Nepali …

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Constitution implementation through fast track?

The constitution was promulgated through a fast track process and it seems, the political leaders are going to implement the constitution through the very same fast track process. However, it is obvious this process will invite an accident if the present leasers try to run faster than the maximum limit. …

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Nepal–India: Overload

Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” pays his pilgrimage to India this week. Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat is there presumably on a preparatory trip. A Deputy Prime Minister was there a fortnight back. All this within a month after Dhahal assumed office. Merely months before this, hectic efforts were undertaken …

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Rambling Notes from Near & Far

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Maoist Energy Minister Sacks NEA MD Maoist Energy Minister Comrade Janardan Sharma had time and again threatened to sack the Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Mukesh Raj Kafle on grounds of ‘incompetence’. Minister Comrade Sharma had first summoned Kafle and asked for his …

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Adverse economic trend

By Prajwal Shrestha The country’s revenue is based on taxes imposed on imports instead of excise duty on exportable products. As our exports are nominal, revenue from exports of the goods is also nominal. The Finance Ministry has encouraged revenue collection from imports of goods from foreign countries. The customs …

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DPRK’s nuclear defiance: strategic implications

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: North Korea, on September 9, once more thumbed its nose at the international community with its defiant, triumphalist announcement that it had successfully tested a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile. Its state media claimed that the test, which came after a series …

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