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Journalist Sharma’s ‘Chhal’ released

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By Our Reporter Senior journalist Durganath Sharma’s book “Chhal” has been released amidst a function here. “Chhal” is a recollection of Sharma’s experience in print as well as electronic media. Sharma spent four decades in active journalism. He entered in the field of journalism as a reporter in the Gorkhapatra, …

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RSS deputy chief reporter Bhandary honoured

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Kathmandu, Jan 21: Thirty-two personalities including Deputy Chief Reporter of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Sharachchandra Bhandary have been honoured here on Saturday. Neeti Anusandhan Pratisthan, Nepal honoured them for their significant contribution to the nation from their respective sectors after studying in various educational institutions of India. Bhandary was honoured …

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Wild tuskers kill two, buffalo one

By Our Reporters Wild elephants killed two persons, including a 13-year-old girl, in a community forest of Jhapa Sunday The deceased were identified as 13 – year – old Sharmila Limbu and Palmaya Subba, 41, of Bhadrapur – 2. The attack took place when they were foraging for fodder at …

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Nepal first, last and always

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By Maila Baje Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States in early November gave much impetus to our assemblage of ‘Nepal Firsters’. The unapologetic internalism infusing Trump’s inaugural address last week is bound to have its influences and implications here. Khadga Prasad Oli, former prime minister and chairman …

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Fifty years of partnership with ADB and Nepal’s development

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By Sharachchandra Bhandary In five decades since its establishment in 1966, Asian Development Bank has been instrumental in carrying out development efforts undertaken by the Government of Nepal. ADB’s contribution in raising life standard of Nepali people via various entrepreneurship development programs, social sector growth and economic prosperity has been …

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The Trump effect on Nepal: a hypothesis

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Asked the other day what impact the installation of Donald Trump as president of the United States would have, I replied: it will depend very largely on his policy towards China, which would substantially influence America’s relations with Nepal’s other neighbour, India. Before venturing any further …

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Xi’s Davos attendance highlights China’s responsibility

By Ni Feng President Xi Jinping is the first Chinese head of state to take part in the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, scheduled from January 17 to 20. The theme for this year’s gathering is Responsive and Responsible Leadership. As President of the world’s second-largest economy, Xi’s attendance is …

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TPP demise hints US leadership in Asia-Pacific losing legitimacy

By Li Haidong Six departing US ambassadors in Asia, including Max Baucus, the ambassador to China, recently wrote to the US Congress in their last-ditch plea to call for continued support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that concerns the US “credibility as a trade partner and a leader” in the …

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Tibet’s broadband users up 50 pct

LHASA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — The number of broadband users in southwest China’s Tibet increased by 50 percent in 2016 to reach 383,000 from 255,000 in 2015. At the end of last year, broadband reached 44 percent of Tibet’s families, according to Tibet Regional Telecommunications Bureau on Thursday. The region …

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NOC’s new fuel distribution by law

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The government has amended the Distribution Bylaw of Petroleum Products requiring all petrol pumps in the country to upgrade their standards. As per the new amendments in the bylaw, existing fuel pumps across the country will have to upgrade to minimum standards like availability of toilets (women, men and disabled-friendly), …

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