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Journalist Shrish Rana bereaved of his father

By Our Reporter Purusottom S JB Rana, 93, father of former minister and senior journalist and contributing editor of the People’s Review weekly ShrishShumsherRana passed away on 22 September while undergoing treatment at the Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu. Late Rana is survived by wife, two sons and two daughters. The …

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Happy Dasain!


All the Nepalis within the country or abroad are now in a festive mood as their greatest festival, Bada Dasain has already started. According to the Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga had eliminated all the evil forces ensuring victory of truth. Celebration of Bada Dasain festival is thus based on people’s …

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Unilateralism versus Multilateralism at the United Nations

By Prabasi Nepali UN Secretary-General’s Address to the 72nd General Assembly In his first state-of-the-world report since taking up the stewardship of the United Nations on January 1 of this year, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put “nuclear peril” as the leading threat, warning that “we must not sleepwalk our way into …

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Playing Pranks with Polls


By P. Kharel Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, faced with success famine since he took office, pathetically described the third phase of the local elections as “a major achievement”. He had very little else to stake claim in his fourth prime ministerial innings. If conducting elections alone constituted a “major” …

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Pakistan PM Speech at UNGA

By Shahid Khaqan Pakistan’s commitment to the principles of the United Nations is evident from the long record of its constructive role in the initiatives and contributions that have shaped the decisions and discourse at this world body on decolonization, development, trade, international law, human rights, refugees, peacekeeping, security, disarmament …

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Former international professionals discuss on Nepal Vision 2030

By Our Reporter Forum of former International Professionals of Multilateral Organizations (FIPMO) organized an interaction programme on Nepal Development Vision 2030 in Lalitpur, Nepal on 12 September. Chief speaker in the event, Dr. SwarnimWagle, Vice-chairman of National Planning Commission,presented his proposed approach towards preparing Nepal Vision 2030. Dr. Wagle noted …

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Ishwar Shrestha’s “Ukali-Orali” released


By Our Reporter “Ukali-Oraali” a collection of melodious songs penned by Ishwar Shrestha has been released amidst a function organised last week. Noted singers Ramkrishna Dhakal, Sworupraj Acharya, Rajeshpayal Rai, Sresh Lama, Pratap Lama, MenukaPoudel, Bikram Rai, DhurbaPariyar and DhurbaBiskohave given their voice in different seven songs penned by Shrestha. …

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Deuba completes desperate 100 days in office


By Our Reporter  Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has completed his 100 days in the office. However, except for holding the second and the third phases of local polls and announcing dates of the federal and provincial elections, his government failed to do any appreciative work. Instead, his first 100 …

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American gesture

By Our Reporter Nepal is going to receive 500 million US support under the Millennium Challenge Cooperation programme. The State Department has remarked, “This is the first compact for the Trump administration, the first compact in South Asia, and includes the largest upfront contribution by any partner country.” Nepal received …

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