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Diplomatic Solution to Persian Gulf Conflict?

By Prabasi Nepali US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had talks with foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and its three Arab allies (Egypt, Bahrain, UAE/United Arab Emirates) in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah last Wednesday over how to end the over one month conflict with Qatar (all states …

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Lessons from Darjeeling

By P. Kharel Ten political parties in the Darjeeling region of India’s West Bengal state last month joined hands to set forth their common agenda: Darjeeling first and foremost. Protests erupted in the wake of the Banerjee state government that decreed that Bengali language be made compulsory at schools. At …

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India’s provocation will trigger all-out confrontation on LAC

By Duo Mu On June 16, Indian border guards crossed over the Sikkim section of the China-India border to the Chinese side, triggering a face-off with Chinese troops. India’s action this time is a blatant infringement on China’s sovereignty. As the confrontation goes on, China needs to get ready for …

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Kashmir Martyrdom Day

By Dr M. Khn At the global level, the 20th Century is marked by massive movements against colonial rule(s). Among others, the people of Sub-continent also started their demand for the end of British Colonial rule. The people of Jammu and Kashmir, however, had two-fold colonialism imposed over them; a …

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Nepal-Australia relations: Future perspective

By Peter Graeme Budd To gain a proper perspective on our future, it is important to understand the historical context and the foundation on which our partnership is built. In 2010 Australia celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations. Sometime during my tenure here, I hope to celebrate our 60-year milestone. …

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A bird researcher’s pursuit on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) — Yandao, 35, had never been to Qinghai-Tibet Plateau before he joined an observation team on China’s second scientific expedition to the plateau in June. Yandao, a member of the Blang ethnic minority, comes from a small village in Xishuangbana, in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. After …

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Qinghai-Tibet Railway prepares for summer travel peak

LHASA, July 2 (Xinhua) — As the summer travel season begins, railway authorities on China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are taking multiple measures to prepare for the annual tourist peak. An extra daily service has been added in both directions between Xining and Lhasa, bringing the number of trains between the two …

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Nepal grants approval to Tibet Airlines to start Chengdu-Kathmandu route

KATHMANDU, July 14 (Xinhua) — The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has granted approval to China’s Tibet Airlines to conduct four flights a day on the Chengdu-Kathmandu route, an official of the CAAN said. Subhash Jha, deputy director at CAAN, told Xinhua on Friday that the aviation authority approved …

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MoU signed between UNDP and Chaudhary Foundation

Chaudhary Foundation and UNDP Nepal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an objective of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Renaud Meyer, country director of UNDP Nepal, and Nirvana Chaudhary, director of Chaudhary Foundation, signed the MoU in this regard on Saturday. The SDGs are a universal call …

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Manisha Koirala the new Brand Ambassador of NIC ASIA Bank

NIC Asia Bank has appointed actress and social worker Manisha Koirala as the brand ambassador of the bank. Koirala, an actress of Nepali origin who mainly appears in Bollywood and South Indian movies, is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards, and is one of India’s most well-known …

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