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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Japanese Judo instructors in town

A five-member Japanese Judo team from the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) arrived in Kathmandu on 11 September to instruct Nepali Judokas in the martial art. The team headed by Gotaro Ogawa, a special advisor to AJJF, will stay in Nepal for eight days working with the Nepal Judo Association …

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Next Door Nepal: The standing army

As political actors in Nepal lose credibility, its armed forces grow in stature. By Yubaraj Ghimire It has become a ritual for a head of government in Nepal after an official visit to India to clarify in parliament that bilateral relations have substantially improved and that there were no compromises …

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Which party will be first in Province-2?

As the voting date of September 18 local elections is coming closer, the political parties have intensified their canvassing with the aim of emerging the largest party in the province. Leaders of major political parties have claimed that their party would emerge as the largest party in the province. Likewise, …

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Endorsement of polls bills clear EC’s road to hold polls

By Our reporter With the endorsement of the much awaited separate bills related to the election to the members of the House of Representatives the Election Commission has had an environment to hold the polls in the scheduled date. The passage of the important bills was cleared after the Nepali …

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DPM Mahara in China

By Our Reporter Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal is now on a five-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China leading a Nepali delegation. DPM Mahara flew to China on Wednesday at the invitation of Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs …

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“Belt & Road initiative for collective partnership and development”

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan lately in Beijing Professor Jaing Yuechun, director, China Institute of International Studies, at an interaction with a group of senior journalists from Nepal visiting China said that the Belt and Road Initiative is for collective partnership and economic development. He emphasized that the initiative is not …

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OBOR is not a loss project: Ambassador Lilamani Poudel

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan lately in Beijing Talking to a group of journalists visiting Beijing, Lilamani Poudel, Nepali ambassador to China said that none of the countries will face loss from the OBOR Initiative. Among the South Asian countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan and even India are the …

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Constituencies reduced to 165 from 240

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba received the report submitted by the Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission although he was not happy with the report as the number of constituencies in province 7 was less than his expectation. The commission has delineated 165 constituencies for the election of the …

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Kathmandu, a haven for gold smugglers!

By Our Reporter Seizure of over 110 kilograms of gold in the last one week showed that Kathmandu has turned into a safe haven for gold smugglers in the recent years. Of the seized gold, 88 kilograms was discovered by a squad of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division Teku from …

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Nepal Army goes federal

By Our Reporter Almost two years after the promulgation of the constitution, the Nepal Army has federated its organisation as per the federal set up by establishing divisional headquarters in all seven provinces and deployed Major Generals at all the seven divisional headquarters of the seven provinces as Division Commander. …

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