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Much ado about nothing

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The first round of elections to parliament and provincial assemblies passed off peacefully. But the public response was stunningly indifferent: What change can the same set of leaders, who pushed the country to the brink of disaster in the past one decade of transition, usher in if …

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New Delhi reads too much into Nepal’s historic polls

BY SU TAN Nepalis went to the polls for a new parliament on Sunday in the first round of a two-phase election that is expected to turn the country from a monarchy to a federal republic. More than 15 million eligible voters will elect a 275-member legislature and choose representatives …

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Nepal identifies three potential projects to be implemented under Belt and Road Initiative

Xinhua : Nepalese Officials have identified three potential infrastructure projects to be implemented under the framework of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. The projects discussed by officials on Sunday include a cross-border railway project connecting China’s bordering town Kerung with Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, electricity transmission line connecting Kerung with Nepal’s …

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India-US nexus: impact on CPEC

EVIDENCE suggest that the geopolitical influence Pakistan holds in the South Asian region and its growing economic power via CPEC has by all means become an envious concern in the eyes of international establishment whose players do not want to see a stable Pakistan since it may emerge as a …

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Vote counting only after 7 December

By Our Reporter Although elections to the House of Representatives and state assemblies concluded in 32 districts, the candidates and the voters will have to wait until December 7 to know the election results as the Election Commission decided to start counting votes only after holding the second phase elections …

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Nation prepares for second phase elections


By Our Reporter After the successful conclusion of the first phase polls, the nation is gearing up for the second phase polls in 45 districts on December 7. However, bombs were exploded in many places including the mass meeting addressed by Prime Minister SherBahadurDeuba and another addressed by UML chairman …

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NC leaders accuse Left alliance of trying to impose communist rule

By Our Reporter The Nepali Congress leaders from party president Sher Bahadur Deuba to youth leader Gagan Kumar Thapa have claimed the that CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre had forged electoral alliance to introduce totalitarian regime in the country. While addressing any election rally, Prime Minister Deuba says that the …

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RJP-N makes public controversial manifesto


By Our Reporter Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) that was the last party to make its election manifestopublic has shocked the people by unveiling a controversial manifesto last week. The manifesto that contains several incendiary contents undermining the country’s territorial integrity received wide public criticism. Even the leaders of the RJP-N …

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First phase elections held amidst bomb explosions

By Our Reporter The first-phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies concluded amidst explosions, clashes and attacks on the candidates. However, the Election Commission, the government and the political parties said the elections were held peacefully despite some minor incidents of violence in a …

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Budhigandaki project to hand over to India?


By Our Reporter After strong reaction against scrapping the deal with the China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) for construction of Budhigandaki hydropower project producing 1200 MW electricity, the government on Friday, 24 November, decided to develop the Project on its own. DPM and Energy Minister Kamal Thapa informed that the …

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