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Flashback: Sikkim’s ‘merger’, Quislings and related musings

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: On 10 February, 2017 the state-owned Rising Nepal in its ’50 Years Ago’ column carried a RSS-AFP news item datelined Gangtok reminding that the Maharaja (Chogyal) of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal, at his monthly press conference, made public his intention of proceeding to New Delhi to …

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Surgical strikes: Convincing the unconvinced

By Dr M. Khan While reiterating, what has not happened, Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat is trying to convince the skeptical, unconvinced and inquisitive media people, the intellectuals and even retired army officers that, surgical strikes did happen on September 28, 2016 in AJK areas. Not only that these …

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One Belt, One Road can bring China and Russia closer

By Ai Jun The Sputnik News Agency on Thursday quoted Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely participate in the One Belt and One Road summit in Beijing this May. If Putin attends the gathering, it will be of great significance to …

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Tibet completes environmental monitoring networks

LHASA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet has completed its water, air and soil monitoring networks and enhanced law enforcement to better protect environment, said a local official. Twenty-three automatic air quality monitoring stations have been set up in major regional cities and along the Qinghai-Tibet railway, said CeringYangzom, …

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Tibet’s tax revenue surges in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region reported a 31.9 percent rise in tax revenue last year, the fastest annual growth rate among all Chinese localities. Tibet’s tax revenue totaled 25.9 billion yuan (3.77 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, roughly 6.27 billion yuan more than in 2015, …

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Nepal saves millions by printing banknotes in China

KATHMANDU, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of the Himalayan nation, has received to store 24 million 1000-rupee currency notes printed and delivered by the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM). Before their storage, BhubanKadel, executive director of the Nepalese central bank, who oversees …

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Tibet’s capital market hits 22 bln USD in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — The capital market in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is prospering, with a market value far exceeding the region’s gross domestic product in 2016. Tibet’s 14 listed companies reported a total market value of 152.8 billion yuan (22 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of …

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Plans for high speed Internet at Everest, Annapurna regions

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is planning to expand broadband internet service in the Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp – two major trekking areas of the country. Speaking at ‘Nepal Broadband Forum 2017- Enabling Digital Economy For a Better Connected Nepal: Transforming Nepal into a Broadband Nation By …

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Corruption inside the construction world

By Our Business Reporter Though the construction companies are working on low bidding, they are always making profit as they are manipulating the government in different ways. The construction companies are found manipulating the Vat bills and also bringing hardware goods in the name of construction materials and supplying them …

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MoU signed to promote Nepali products in sister cities

The Industry Ministry and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish stalls showcasing Nepali products in Kathmandu’s sister cities aboard in a bid to promote exports. They are planning to open outlets to display and sell these goods in 16 different countries including …

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