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Macron’s Momentous Victory in France

By Prabasi Nepali French Parliamentary Elections: Landslide Victory for President Macron In the first round of parliamentary elections in France, the previous Sunday two weeks back, President Emmanuel Macron’s “La Republique en Marche” (LREM/Republic on the Move) and its MoDem allies won 32.3 percent of the vote. The centre-right Republicans …

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India Low On Press Freedom

By P. Kharel In an editorial last fortnight, The New York Times commented on what it called “India’s battered press” in reference to India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) naming NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika together with a private company associated with the prominent TV news channel …

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Ballpark shooting, backchannel deals and nagging uncertainty

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: Here in suburban Maryland one is subjected to such a deluge of news, insights, and opinions it is virtually impossible not to be overwhelmed. Attempting a weekly column that seeks to offer a sense, or flavor, of the past week is, thus, not the easiest …

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What if RJP will not take part in 28 June elections?

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan After talks with the government on Sunday afternoon, the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) announced its agitation programmes, instead of participating in the 28 June elections. When different rounds of talks with the government failed, RJP was compelled to announce thyat it will not only boycott the …

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People in Darjeeling take to street over language row

By Our Reporter The people of Nepali origin have been demonstrating in Darjeeling of India against the provincial government’s decision to make Bengali a compulsory language in schools of the hill. The present unrest began when Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee said on May 16 that Bengali would …

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RJP announces stir to foil local elections

By Our Reporter Finally, the Madhes-based parties united under Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) did what this weekly has been predicting since long. The Madhes-based parties which can act only at the instruction of their masters in New Delhi were sure to not participate in the local polls. Their only …

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PM Sher Bahadur to visit India immediately after second phase poll

By Our Reporter Any Prime Minister of Nepal hurries to embark for New Delhi immediately after assuming the high office in Kathmandu. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is not an exception. The unusual haste made by almost all prime ministers of Nepal to visit India after reaching power makes Nepalis …

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Orientation for newly elected chiefs, deputies of local bodies

By Our Reporter The first orientation training for the chiefs and deputy chiefs of the Metropolitan Cities, Sub-Metropolitan City, municipalities and rural municipalities concluded in Dhulikhel of Kavre Palanchowk district on Saturday. The three-day orientation programme for the newly elected mayors, deputy mayors of municipalities and chiefs and deputy chiefs …

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EC expresses reservation over protest against its Chief

By Our Reporter A day after the RJP cadres displayed black flags against Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayudhi Yadav, the election body made its stance clear by issuing a statement. The EC expressed reservation over a demonstration and display of black flag against Dr Ayodhee in Rajbiraj, Saptari on Sunday. …

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Former King’s birthday to be celebrated

By Our Reporter The Civic Main Birthday Organising Committee is going to celebrate former King His Majesty Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev’s 71th birthday for a week with great fanfare by organizing different programmes beginning from 5 July. On 7 July, the Committee is organizing a procession comprising of people …

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