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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Shot-in-the-arm for Nepali nationalism

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By Our Reporter Since his dethronement in 2008, former King Gyanendra proceeded to Shital Niwas on 16 January where he graced the marriage ceremony of Nishakusum Bhandary, daughter of the present head of the state, Vidya Bhandary. The invitation by the president to the former monarch represents the very first …

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Election in April impossible now

By Our Reporter At a time when Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his deputy and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who is believed to be the main architect behind the formation of the government, have been reiterating that the government will be holding local polls by April this year, Local …

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Rawal’s information

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By Our Reporter Former DPM and former minister Bhim Rawal was informed through his sources that the Indians have planned to destabilize Nepal by using some Tarai centric parties along with some armed forces in Tarai districts. Rawal, senior UML leader, is learnt to have briefed this information to the …

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Chinese and Nepali think tanks pledge to work in sync

By Sharachchandra Bhandary With a view to further strengthen cooperation between the Chinese and Nepali think-tanks-institutions and enhance bilateral relation to a newer height, a two-day “China-Nepal Think Tank Conference 2017” concluded in capital yesterday. The conference was jointly organized by Xinhua News Agency, Kathmandu Bureau and Nepal Study Centre …

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Infrastructure Summit to herald avenues for development

By Sharachchandra Bhandary With an intention to give impetus to slow-moving infrastructure development, the country is gearing up to host infrastructure summit in capital next month heralding avenues for development. The Second Nepal Infrastructure Summit, in association with government of Nepal and development partners to be hosted by the Confederation …

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Appointment of high court judges dragged into controversy

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By Our Reporter Appointment of 80 judges in the vacant posts of the seven high courts on Thursday night has been dragged into controversy as 27 of the judges were selected on the basis of their political leanings and even junior lawyers were made to the post of judges. A …

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Maoists became “Raoist”

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Prem Kaidi is an established name in the progressive student leadership and also in the left leaning journalism in Nepal. At the time when the political parties were banned and especially the left parties were underground, Kaidi was the hope for the underground leaders who could laude their voice in …

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How far is the government friendly with China?

By Our Reporter It has been almost two weeks since the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police seized 33 kg of gold from Pingansthan and arrested three carriers. But the police have not yet traced the main persons involved in the smuggling. The delay in making public the big fishes …

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Manibabu no more

By Our Reporter Pioneer journalist, editor of the Samaj vernacular daily, ManirajUpadhaya (Manibabu), 94, passed away on 11 January in the evening due to sudden cardiac arrest. He was rushed to SahidGangalal Hospital, where, he was declared dead. His last rites were performed at the PashupatiAaryaghat on 12 January. People’s …

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Late Govinda Biyogi remembered

By Our Reporter 2 Magh (15 January) was observed as the Govinda Biyogi memorial day by the Editors’ Society of Nepal (ESON) by organizing a program here. Eleven years ago, on the same day, senior journalist Govinda Biyogi, founding chairman of ESON passed away at the ESON office while chairing …

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