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Former King Gyanedra throws bombshells at political parties


By Our Reporter Eight years ago, when the political parties decided to abolish monarchy from the country and turn Nepal into the youngest republic, they had accused the king of being causes of ills faced by the country. They had not followed any lawful procedure to declare Nepal a republic …

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SAARC under Indian shadow


By Pushpa Raj Pradhan This year also, the SAARC Summit has been postponed because of India. India doesn’t want economic prosperity of her neighbouring countries even though the small neighbouring countries are keenly willing to harness natural resources and make the South Asia region prosperous. We have a huge stock …

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Lokman episode: South vs West


By Our Reporter There is a rambling foreign interference in Nepal and now Nepal has been converted as a battlefield of foreign powers. The present Lokman Singh episode is considered as a battle between India and the West. India has used Lokman Singh to downsize her enemies. On the other …

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Last 100 days in South Asian history

By Mazhar Javed A hundred daysafter our region began to witness disturbing developments in early July, now is an opportune time to take a stock of the water that has passed under the bridge in these eventful days. Beginning with heightened level of protests for freedom in Indian Occupied Kashmirsince …

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PM Dahal’s Goa trip turns fiasco

Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal escorted by officials as he lands at the Goa International Airport in India, to attend the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Photo: PM's Secretariat

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Goa visit to attend the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit earlier this month failed to be productive in terms of ensuring Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Nepal visit. Before departing to Goa, the PM had told the people that he would return to Nepal with …

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DFID provides 1.5 million pounds to WFP for post-earthquake reconstruction


By Our Reporter The Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed GBP 1.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for post-earthquake reconstruction work. Through the donation, WFP will be able to support the Government of Nepal’s (GoN) efforts to rebuild critical infrastructure such as trails in remote …

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Is this a perchance?

By Our Political Analyst Republican Nepal was ushered in diplomatically when the Chinese ambassador was the first to submit his official credentials about a decade ago to prime minister Girija Koirala who assumed the office of acting head of state amidst the charged interim environs of a ‘suspended’ monarchy. Indian …

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Bad signs are ahead in Nepal’s economy

By Our Reporter All is not well with Nepal’s national economy. Widening trade deficit and negative growth witnessed in the balance of payment of Nepal in the last two months are testimony to this. If immediate measures were not taken to correct these negative trends, the risk of Nepal becoming …

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Dengue menace in Jhapa and Chitwan


By Our Reporter The locals of Chitwan and Jhapa have been worried greatly due to the increasing cases of dengue fever in the two districts. In Chitwan 119 people were found suffering from dengue while in Jhapa 96 dengue patients have been identified in Damak alone. The locals have criticised …

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