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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Domestic Turmoil & Foreign Policy

By Prabasi Nepali Local Elections: Consensus so near, yet so farthe government has finally decided to hold local elections on May 14 — after a gap of two decades! The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) last Saturday had already rejected PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s proposal regarding announcement of poll dates …

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Financial traitors

By Prajwal Shrestha In a country like Nepal, traitors can be found in every organ of the nation. In economic field also, traitors are active to make Nepal poor and economically dependent on the foreign countries. The previous government led by KP Sharma Oli had introduced a mechanism to construct …

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Savouring a delectable geopolitical smorgasbord

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The past week has been fecund in serving up a rich geopolitical smorgasbord. There has been such a profusion of delectable geopolitical offerings that it will only be possible to ‘taste’ just a handful. Among them are observations by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who reminded …

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Switzerland’s denial of ‘Tibet’ nationality a blow to separatists

By Cui Hongjian The “Tibetan-in-exile” community in Switzerland has found it more difficult to obtain an official identification of Tibetan refugee since Berne revised its immigration policy and asked those Tibetans to change their nationality to China in July 2016. Swiss media said recently that the approval rate for this …

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Delhi will suffer losses if it plays Taiwan card

By Yu Ning Source At a time when new US President Donald Trump has put the brakes on challenging China over the Taiwan question, agreeing to change course and respecting the “one China” policy, India stands out as a provocateur. A female “parliamentary” delegation from Taiwan, at the invitation of …

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Nepali ministers, officials speak highly of development in China’s Tibet

KATHMANDU, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — Nepali officials on Friday highly praised development in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and stressed the need to replicate those development models in this Himalayan country. Attending a special function to mark the Chinese Tibetan Losar organized by the Chinese embassy, Nepali ministers and government officials …

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Deng’s legacies continue to inspire China across the years

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. As can be seen from the Internet, many Chinese remember the day and are spontaneously commemorating Deng, one of the greatest men of the last century. Deng was one of the most distinguished politicians of the …

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Infrastructure Summit 2017 concludes

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By Our Reporter Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2017 concluded here Monday stressing need for creating a better investment environment by formulating favourable policies and reforming the existing policies. The two-day summit, organised by Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in partnership with the government and other organisations brought together nearly 500 participants, …

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Japan funded community road in Ilam

By Our Reporter A community road constructed in Sakhejung, Ilam District with the support of the Japan government has been inaugurated amidst a function held in Sakhejung, Ilam on 21 February. The function was attended by Shinya Machida, Deputy Chief of Mission of Japan to Nepal, as well as Jhala …

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Free Facebook browsing for Ncell users

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Ncell has launched ‘Facebook Free’ scheme in collaboration with Facebook, allowing its subscribers to use Facebook free of cost under the ‘Internet for All’ theme. Organizing a function in Kathmandu, Ncell said that the offer allows its customers to use Facebook for free. The offer came into effect from Wednesday …

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