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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Strengthening governance and accountability

By Our Reporter With the aim to strengthen school level governance and accountability, the Department of Education (DoE)/National Center for Educational Development (NCED) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Search for Common Ground in Nepal. Country Director of SFCG – Nepal, Dr. Bhola Prasad Dahal, along with Director General …

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Martyrs devalued

By Our Reporter The people in general could not see any important celebrations on the occasion of the Martyrs’ Day this year. The only thing they got was the public holiday on this day. It has been years since the country started marking Magh 16 as the Martyrs Day to …

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Committee to observe former Queen’s birthday

By Our Reporter A committee has been formed to observe former Queen Her Majesty Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah’s 67th birthday. The committee chaired by Jotshna Rajya Laxmi Thapa has decided to observe former Queen’s birthday from 17 to 19 February by organizing different programs. According to a press release …

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America can’t be great again without China

By Zhao Minghao With Donald Trump officially taking office as the 45th US president, the discussion on the future of Sino-US relations has intensified. Amid myriad uncertainties, one certain thing is that in the coming months, the bilateral relations will be bumpy, which might have lasting effects beyond the scope …

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“Supreme” leaders’ actual size

By PR Pradhan On Sunday, we observed Martyrs’ Day. The Day has been devalued as the political leaders have declared their workers – even those who died in accidents – as martyrs. This is unfortunate that from such a practice, the height of the real martyrs has been decreased. Alas, …

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Pot Pourri

Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ is at his tether’s end. This ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the Congress to head government turn by turn is approaching time lapse. The conditional vote support he received from the Tarai parties in the legislature threatens to erode. He is still harping both ways. He must be allowed …

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Trump Against the World

By Prabasi Nepali United States & Mexico A summit meeting between the presidents of the United States and its southern neighbour Mexico was slated for Tuesday this week. However, hours after Donald J. Trump tweeted that the meeting should be scrapped if Mexico didn’t agree to pay for a wall …

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Can corruption be controlled?

By Prajwal Shrestha The Transparency International (TI) has ranked Nepal as the third most corrupt nation in the South Asia. TI has stated that there is political level corruption in Nepal which is challenging. When the political parties themselves are encouraging corruption and commission, it is virtually difficult to curb …

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Is India bracing for showdown with China?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Is India bracing for a showdown, in the not too distant future, with China? That is a timely hypothetical question which our soi-disant foreign policy experts and self-styled strategic whiz kids would do well to address – if for no other reason than that a drastic …

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How Nepal Sambat can be made practical

By Laba Lal Pradhan Lunar calendar was developed first by the experience of human naked eye. There is a gap of about 30 days from oneaunshi  (new moon) to next aunshi, This gap of about 30 days  was counted as a month in the lunar calendar. They also discovered that …

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