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UN stresses on collaboration among development partners

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By Sharachchandra Bhandary The United Nations has stressed on collaboration among the United Nations, its specialized agencies and development partners for the socio-economic development as well as strengthening democracy in Nepal. The 50 member high-level delegation of the UN, which arrived Nepal for making an onsite inspection of the projects …

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Former Princess Prearana discharged

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By Our Reporter Former Princess Prearana Rajya Laxmi Devi Singh has been discharged on 23 April from the Norvic International Hospital. She was admitted to the Norvic International Hospital on 7 April for the treatment of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. She has made almost complete recovery and is now able …

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Redundancy of regionalism or refitting of rivalries?

Leaders of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, Sadbhawana Party, Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Rastriya Madhes Samajwadi Party, Nepal Sadbhawana Party and MJF-D after the six unified to form Rastriya Janata Party.

By Maila Baje Disregard the embarrassment surrounding the naming of the new political organization created by six Madhes-based parties and consider the bigger picture: the trend toward nationalizing the articulation and engagement of political principles and passions. Upendra Yadav, the originator of the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum, morphed his organization …

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What could be Nepal’s foreign policy?

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By PR Pradhan Our foreign minister has formed a taskforce to formulate Nepal’s foreign policy. It seems, Nepal had no foreign policy in the past and thus the minister is in a hurry to draft a foreign policy for the country! Earlier too, when MahendraPandey was the foreign minister, he …

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Know your teens are addict or not?

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By Sushant Shrestha The real problem of the Nepali society is intoxicating substances. Teenagers, whom we are considering as a future builder of nation, are busy in experiment with a variety of activities and substances. Unfortunately, this experimentation can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Statistics show that drug abuse …

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OBOR for regional cooperation, prosperity and development

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By Dr Rajesh Kazi Shrestha Tourism is an essential factor for the economic and social development of every country. Needless to say, tourism is a most important contributor for economic development of Nepal. Tourism is employment-generator, thereby, income generator even in remotest areas and it helps promote local products. Nepal …

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Fast Track?

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Curiosity heightens. What prompts the Madhesh- centered parties to combine into two and what wisdom bestows them to shed their regional colors and allow them to assume a national nomenclature in course of their election talks with government is merely one of the many mysteries unfolding in Nepal’s political mysteries. …

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French Presidential Election: Most Consequential

By Prabasi Nepali The first round of the most consequential French presidential election took place last Sunday. There was heightened security after an Islamist terrorist gunned down a policeman and injured several others in the posh Paris area of Champs Elysees, sending locals and tourists rushing for cover. The Islamic …

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Imbibe the lessons of history and geography!

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: In this valedictory column yours truly will flag issues relating to the recent formation of a foreign policy review task force – naturally ‘high-level’ as is the wont these rhetorically extravagant days – that, our national news agency informs, is mandated to produce a document focusing …

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B&R making advances in South Asia

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Since China proposed the Belt and Road project in 2013, there has been heated discussion outside China, especially in South Asian countries adjacent to China. What are the considerations and concerns of South Asian countries toward this initiative? How can China address their concerns and boost cooperation? At the conference …

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