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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Will constitution amendment be panacea for political problems?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba have been using their full strength to endorse the constitution amendment proposal from the parliament while UML has been trying its best to fail the proposal. The polarization among the parties over the amendment issue …

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Again 60-year age limit in civil service

By Our Reporter The government is now working to increase the compulsory retirement age for the civil servants to 60 years from 58 years. The government had included the plan to increase the retirement age to 60 years in its budget speech of fiscal year 2014/15. However, the revision regarding …

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PM Dahal makes funny speech

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s speeches have become funnier in the recent weeks. And the funniest speech he made was while addressing a function organised on the occasion of international anti-corruption day on Friday. PM Dahal said that corruption should be ended for economic prosperity and he …

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Nepal’s naturalised citizenship provision most liberal

By Our Reporter Nepal has been the only a country to receive naturalized citizenship without facing any hurdles. A foreign lady married to Nepali man can get the naturalized citizen immediately after her marriage. But no other country provides such facility. Still the Madhes-based parties have been demanding that the …

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INLS Assam Chapter constitutes

By our Reporter An 11-member International Nepali Literary Society Assam Chapter has been constituted in Assam, India. Chaired by Naba Sapkota, Badri Guragain, Dr Shanti Thapa, Dr Induprabha Devi, Dr Kalidas Thapaliya are the vice chairman, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer respectively of the newly constituted Assam Chapter. Similarly, Professor …

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10 percent free beds to helpless patients in private hospitals

By Our Reporter The government is all set to enforce the provision of allocating 10 percent of the total beds in the government and private hospitals to the poor, underprivileged, aged citizens, single women and disabled and provide them treatment free of cost. At a press meet at the Ministry …

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Journalist Madan Dhakal passes away

By Our Reporter Senior journalist and literate Madan Dhakal, 65, passed away on 8 December in at the Purna-Tung Birta City Hospital in Birtamod, Jhapa while undergoing treatment. Dhakal, chief editor of Jhapa’s popular daily, Purbanchal Dainik, was suffering from diabetes and kidney disease. On 7 December, he was rushed …

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Bangladesh eager to invest in big hydel project

By Our Reporter Bangladesh has expressed its interest in developing big hydro projects in Nepal. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed expressed her interest in investing in hydro projects of Nepal during a meeting with Energy Minister Janardhan Sharma in Dhaka recently. During Minister Sharma’s Dhaka sojourn, the two sides …

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Keep amending it to keep it alive

By Maila Baje Call it the Dahal Doctrine. Think what you will about the controversy surrounding the latest proposal to amend the Constitution, but change is progress. We now have it on good authority of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal that amending the basic law is the beginning of its …

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Slogans can’t return factories to Trump’s US

By Ding Gang The key to US President-elect Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” is to revitalize US manufacturing industries. However, slogans cannot guarantee that the US will dominate the global manufacturing chain as it used to. Asia is now in a leading position in the manufacturing chain. It …

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