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Monthly Archives: March 2017

India continues to encroach ‘No Man’s land’

By Our Reporter Although building any structures on the ‘No Man’s land’ is against the international law, India has been constructing a road by encroaching the ‘No Man’s land’ in Morang. Construction of a 12-feet wide road on the ‘Dasgaja’ area is now on the final stage. Works to open …

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Madhesi Front to launch decisive agitation to disturb local elections

By Our Reporter The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is likely to launch another round of agitation in Tarai to disturb the local polls scheduled for May 14. The Madhes-based parties, which fared badly in the Constituent Assembly Elections in 2013, have been resorting to one agitation after another against …

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Singer Komal Niraula performed solo

By Our Reporter After almost 28 years interval,KomalNiraula, a popular singer of Ilam, performed his second solo in Lalitpur on March 18 Saturday. BishnuGhimire, vice chairman of Namsaling Cooperation Forum, which was hosting the show, said thatNiraula had been singing for about half a century, mostly in Ilam. But he …

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Significance of ‘OBOR’ in Nepal’s development endeavor

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Of late, the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or ‘Belt and Road’ initiative of China has become a buzz phrase amongst media, academia and think-tanks of Nepal and they have been arguing that such idea would open up avenues to Nepal’s socio-economic development opportunities. Development experts view …

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Making sense of our sensibilities

By Maila Baje Lost in the turbulence of our wider politics last week was a candid appraisal made by a former bureaucrat/aspiring politician of what really does seem to ail us. RameshwarKhanal, a former finance secretary who became a prominent member of the Naya Shakti, took the usual course of …

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“Loktantra” not for the Nepalis but for foreigners!

It is surprising that the Election Commission has removed the clause related to the Hindu Kingdom from the RPP statute on the eve of the local election. From such an act of the Commission, RPP has been annoyed and as a reaction, RPP has announced to launch a nationwide protest …

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Yet Another Conspiracy

Nepali skepticism is so all pervasive that yet another orchestration of Nepali politics this week is being analyzed from so many contradictory corners projecting the distrust that is rampant. If the last round focused on the Tarai, Tarai parties, the elections and the government coalition, this round goes to Kathmandu, …

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Interplay of Domestic & External Factors across Continents

By Prabasi Nepali RPP Statute: Anti-Constitutional or Anti-National ? In an unusual and highly controversial decision, the Election Commission (EC) saw fit to remove the portion that advocates ‘Hindu State’ and ‘Monarchy’ from the RashtriyaPrajatantra Party’s (RPP/National Democratic Party) statute before endorsing it. The EC was of the learned opinion …

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Nepali education system: Factory producing unemployment

By Prajwal Shrestha On the one hand, we lack skilled manpower, on the other, we have very high rate of educated unemployment. Every year, millions of students pass the SLC examination (now SEE). Those who are able to pay educational expenditure, join plus two class and even they may go …

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