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Himalayan Bank donates computers


By Our Reporter Himalayan Bank Ltd. has provided a laptop and 20 desktop computers to Kuleshwor Awas Secondary School in Kathmandu-14, Kuleshwor on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Bank under the corporate social responsibility initiations. The Bank has provided the computers with the aim of assisting the students …

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Nepal Life Insurance opens branch in Jhapa


By Our Reporter Nepal Life Insurance Company has inaugurated its newly opened branch office at Chandragadhi in Jhapa district. Sriman Karki, officiating executive of the Insurance Committee inaugurated the Branch Office amidst a function. Karki, in his inaugural address, remarked that insurance sector has remarkably contributed on the national economy. …

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Dreaming up others’ dreams


BY MAILA BAJE Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is consumed with purveying dreams these days – except they are not his own. At one public function, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) vowed to fulfill the dream of the late strongman of the Nepali Congress, Girija …

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From far and near: a mixed bag of curiosities


BY M.R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: There is never a shortage of political themes or interesting geo-strategic or diplomatic gyrations or shifts to comment on, or draw attention to, from this neck of the global woods. Let’s begin with what appears to be a move by Japan and China to …

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The roadmap


By PR Pradhan The entire country is in election mood. Candidates for the post of House of Representatives and provincial parliament have intensified their election campaign and they are trying their best to please the voters to ensure their victory. In our “loktantra” vote does not come free. Voters believe …

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The discerning watcher cannot but be bewildered by the remarkable absence of marksmanship among those who have taken to subversion of the current spate of elections. While by no means condoning these violent incidents, the blasts by themselves force Nepali voters to recall that actual targeting of hapless Nepali people …

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President’s Foolhardy Official Visit to the UAE

BY PRABASI NEPALI According to a report in this journal last week, there has been some controversy regarding the official four-day visit by the President of the Democratic Secular Republic of Nepal Madam Bidya Devi Bhandari to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Furthermore, according to official communications, the visit took …

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In Pursuit Of Publicity Trips


BY P. KHAREL In a clearly a transparent leak to the press by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s office in connection with President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to a meet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, Deuba was stung by the head of state’s rebuff to the suggestion …

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End of political transition and time for economic development

BY DR. RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA Background With the promulgation of the new constitution that was ratified by more than 90 percent representatives in the then constitution assembly (converted as special parliament), implementation of constitutional provisions for governance are underway. Election of local government has just completed with participation of all …

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Lest Koshi High Dam become a national disgrace


BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA FCA The press communiqué issued after PM Deuba’s India visit in August 2017 stated that detailed project report (DPR) of Koshi High Dam would be finalized expeditiously. Expecting implementation of the projectmany became happy, while some opined that this project should not be undertaken at any …

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