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Sino-Indian Border Confrontation: National Security Threat to Nepal?

By Prabasi Nepali Sino-Indian Doklam Standoff:  National Security Threat to Nepal? Media reports persist in referring to the Sino-Indian border standoff in the “trilateral” “Doklam Plateau” in the “Sikkim Sector”. The border dispute is not “trilateral” and is nowhere in the so-called “Sikkim Sector”. It is squarely situated in the …

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And, Now Executive Presidency!

By P. Kharel Once again, the issue of executive president has been tossed up by the very man who had kept it in the back burner while he became prime minister twice. Maoist Centre’s supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal reintroduced the subject shortly after he had to quit the prime ministerial …

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Sino-Indian standoff: some serious food for thought

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: More than two months after the standoff began between India and China – linked to a territorial dispute between China and Bhutan over a Himalayan plateau – flickers of interest on the subject are beginning to surface here in the media. As the key elements …

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Priority directions of economic development

Priority directions of economic development Dynamic, sustainable and inclusive growth based on structural modernization of the economy, improvement of the business climate and the efficiency of the public sector is one of the main tasks of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The key task for economic growth is to …

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BIMSTEC foreign ministers visit Chandragiri Hills

Foreign ministers participating in the 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Ministerial Meeting on Friday made a visit to Chandragiri Hills for a short retreat. Issuing a statement, Chandragiri Hills Ltd said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara; Foreign …

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Gautam new CEO of Siddhartha Bank

Siddhartha Bank Limited (SBL) has appointed Shambhu Nath Gautam as its new CEO. Issuing a statement, the commercial bank said that Gautam assumed new from Thursday. According to the statement, Gautam, with banking experience of 30 years, has been with SBL for last 15 years. He has been serving as …

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro now in Nepal

Samsung Nepal launched their most awaited mid-range smartphone— Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro on August 11 in the Nepali market for the price of Rs 32,990. The Galaxy J7 Pro comes in a sleek metal body and is available in Gold and Black colours. The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch FHD Super …

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Japanese support for School Sector Development Program

By Our Reporter Japan has extended grant assistance of two hundred eighty million Nepalese to Nepal for the School Sector Development Program (SSDP). Japanese ambassador Masashi Ogawa and secretary at the Finance Ministry Shanta Raj Subedi signed notes to this effect  at the Ministry of Finance on 15 August. Another …

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Ncell loan amount increased for flood victims

In the wake of the recent floods, Ncell had increased its loan amount to help its customers contact their loved ones in the flood-affected areas of the country. It had also announced to provide balance transfer free of cost. Ncell customers were able to use the loan amount of Rs …

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OBOR: How Nepal can benefit amidst some skepticism

By Dr. Rajendra B. Shrestha Introduction The Belt and Road Initiative is a signature foreign policy priority of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is the largest initiative of its kind launched by a single country. It comprises two large segments: the Silk Road Economic Belt, a land route starting in …

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