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No politics in bureaucracy

By Our Reporter At a seminar on “Bridging the Gap between Public Officials and the Public” jointly organised on 28 May by People’s Review weekly and UNJ and supported by FES, a German NGO the participants criticized political parties for politicizing the bureaucracy which has destroyed the entire civil service …

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Fast-track to be completed in four years

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By Our Reporter Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday laid foundation stone for the construction of of the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-Track  – the strategically important national pride project that connects the Terai region with capital city of Kathmandu. Dahal flew to Bara to lay the foundation stone of the 76.2 …

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Flashback: A memory frozen in time

By Maila Baje When Shailaja Acharya waved that black flag in front of King Mahendra on Democracy Day 1961, she probably had no inkling of the eternalness of her action. Immediately hauled away by a stunned security detachment, Shailaja plunged into politics with a fastness that sent ripples right into …

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So what will happen now?

By D.M.Thapa Well, finally Pushpa Kamal Dahal has resigned as prime minister, the top post in the government. This is the second time he has resigned as prime minister before he completed his term. Not that I admire this man, because he caused a lot of misery to hundreds of …

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Remembering NCCN days


By PR Pradhan The Nepal Army has aimed to complete the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-Track Road within four years. The present government, following the previous KP Sharma Oli led government’s decision, has decided to construct the fast track road by itself. Earlier, the government led by SushilKoirala had decided to handover this …

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Jumbo Size Budget


The government on 29 May presented a jumbo-sized budget for the fiscal year 2017/18. The budget worthRs 1278.99 billion is the largest ever budget the nation has seen. The budget has allotted funds for provincial elections and federal elections to be held in the coming fiscal year. Accordingly, after first …

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Disharmony Clouds G -7 Summit in Sicily

By Prabasi Nepali On the last lap of his multi-nation foreign trip, US President Donald Trump finally discarded his smiles and adopted a position of resistance to mutual beneficial policies. The G- 7 nations at their summit in Sicily risked unprecedented deadlock as US President Donald Trump resisted pressure to …

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Behind Phase Poll Tales


By P. Kharel It is a cliché in a minuscule section of the Nepali elite to describe the recent local polls (first phase) as “historic” in that the previous time such an exercise took place was in 1997. And who are to be blamed? Maoists, Nepali Congress and the CPN …

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Takeaways from Trump’s maiden overseas trip

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By MR Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: Launching this new column from the United States, following a month’s hiatus since putting my Kathmandu-datelined ‘Geopolitically Speaking’ column permanently to rest, I believe it appropriate to focus on American President Donald J. Trump’s maiden 9-day diplomatic foray. Trump has returned home to a house …

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Air of unfriendliness hangs in Nepal…


By Harish Khare Last week I was in Nepal for a spot of hiking and trekking and a lungful of fresh air. I had last visited Nepal in 2013. The mood in Nepal since has discernibly changed. An audible ping of unfriendliness can be heard. The bad and bitter memories …

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