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Added Fluidity

Things are clear as crystal. Proponents of the current scheme of things being touted as a new constitution themselves admit that some or the other coalition among them alone makes their constitution workable. The fact of the matter is that the supposed coalition partners are themselves competing among each other …

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Is the South China Sea a Chinese Lake?

International Court to Arbitrate Conflicting Claims By Shashi P.B.B. Malla This week, a landmark ruling on an arbitration case filed by the Philippines that seeks to contest China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS) will lay the future contours of International Law in particular, and International Politics …

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: I venture this brief exegesis on the recent two-day “Eminent Persons Group” (EPG) meeting on Indo-Nepal relations in Kathmandu traversing a route many will find unusual: Moscow’s blistering reaction to NATO’s decision to put four battalions in Poland and the Baltic states, perceiving NATO’s expansion into …

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India’s intolerance on minorities and anti-Pakistan moves

India which apparently, claims to be the largest democracy, acting upon the principles of liberalism and secularism has broken all the records of violence, genocide and massacre perpetrated on various ethnic and religious groups, entailing the community of its own lower castes. Taking note of the growing intolerance and plight …

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US announces expansion of trade preferences for LDCs

Washington, D.C. – The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced the Annual Product Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This measure adds new duty-free status for travel goods – such as luggage, backpacks, handbags, and wallets – for Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs), including Nepal. …

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Distribution of MRP made easier and faster

Now citizens of Nepal can get Machine Readable Passport (MRP) within a day of submission of the application by paying a fee of Rs 15,000. This is a huge sign relief for the people who want MRP as soon as possible. Those who want to get MRP within two days, …

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Himalaya Airlines operating daily flights to Doha

Himalaya Airlines (H9), a Nepal-China joint venture airline, has conducteddaily direct flights to Doha, Qatar, to fulfil the increasing demand of passengers to the destination. The airline will depart from Kathmandu at 2300 hours (local time), and land at 0130 hours (local time) in Doha. Similarly, the return flight will …

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Nepal Photo Contest 2073

For all Nepali photography enthusiasts, Photojournalist (PJ) Club has announced the opening of the fifth edition of Nepal Photo Contest 2073. At a press conference organized by PJ Club at Royal Singi in Kamaladi on Thursday, it was informed that the aim of the contest is to promote Nepal nationally …

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Nominees of Madan Puraskar

The Madan Puraskar Guthi has announced seven shortlisted books for the prestigious literary award for the year 2015-2016. MadanPuraskar is the foremost literary honour presented to books published in the Nepali language every calendar year.Each year the Guthi presents the illustrious award to one outstanding book along with a cash …

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