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New 744 local units replace VDCs and Municipalities

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By Our Reporter The Local Body Restructuring Commission (LBRC) has submitted its final report to the government fixing the number of local units at 744 in place of the old 3,334 units– 3,117 Village Development Committees and 217 municipalities. According to the final report, among the new 744 local units …

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Prime Minister expands cabinet to save his govt

By Our Reporter Three days after the Madhes-based parties threatened to withdraw their support to the government, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inducted three ministers from the RastriyaPrajatantra Party in the government. PM Dahal appointed Kamal Thapa to the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and …

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Government prepares to provide facilities ex-top officials

By Our Reporter Despite the court order not to provide facilities to ex-high officials, the government has registered a bill in the parliament proposing monthly pensions and other facilities for former presidents and vice presidents and others. The bill proposes monthly allowances of Rs 50,000 and Rs 40,000 for former …

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UML continues its campaign despite Rajbiraj incident

By Our Reporter The CPN-UML has given continuity to its Mechi-Mahakali campaign in western Terai despite the tragic incident in Rajbairaj last week. The UML that put off its campaign for three days following the Rajbiraj incident in which five individuals were killed in the police firing resumed its campaign …

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Dr Lohani quits party

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By Our Reporter Senior leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani quit the party on Sunday, 20 days after the unification of the Pashupati Shumsher Rana-led RastriyaPrajatantraParty and Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal. Dr Lohani, who served as national president of the party and finance minister, …

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Self-sufficiency and Buddhist economics

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By Our Reporter An interaction programme was organised on Tuesday on self-sufficiency and Buddhist economics under the financial literacy programme of the Citizens Bank International Ltd in collaboration with the Lumbini Buddhist University and Lumbini Research Centre for Understanding and Peace. On the occasion, professorWolfgang Drechsler, Chair of Governance at …

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The ambassador supreme and mission creep

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By Maila Baje If India was expecting to reset its relationship with Nepal with the appointment of a new ambassador, then the omens are not good. The reverberations of protests along the border, a day after Indian security forces fatally shot a Nepali man who was protesting their presence on …

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What’s driving China’s One Belt, One Road initiative?

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By Junhua Zhang Since 2013, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative has become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. The essence of OBOR is to promote regional and cross-continental connectivity between China and Eurasia. The ‘One Belt’ and ‘One Road’ refer to China’s proposed ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and …

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The Tarai agenda

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In the recent past, vice chairman BhimRawalof the UML party had shared one information that he had received a report about the Patna meeting that was attended by the leaders of the Tarai based parties, who are demanding amendment of the constitution; those who are campaigning for a separate Madheshstate; …

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Knife Edge Politics

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It is surely the politician treading the knife’s edge who is bleeding. And so is Nepali politics that has for too long poised itself on uncertainties. For those who would want politics to run its full course, the fault lies in the fact that they have contributed to the knife’s …

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