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Would be chief ministers

By Our Reporter In No 1 province, Sherdhan Rai (Oli camp) is almost sure to become the chief minister. Bhim Acharya (Sunsari), brother in law of JN Khanal, is also the candidate to get the post of the chief minister, however, he will have less chance to become the chief …

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Delhi’s seduction course; time to test China’s goodwill

NP Upadhya

By N. P. Upadhyaya The secret ballot vote reversals in Nepal have visibly jolted many a brains, both academic and some erratic ones, in New Delhi. The official establishment though has taken a conciliatory tone and has vowed to work with Nepal in a friendly manner which appears remote though. …

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Economic transformation or daylight loot?


By PR Pradhan Prime minister in waiting KP Sharma Oli and Maoist supremo Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” and other leaders from UML and Maoist Center are expressing commitment for economic transformation after formation of a stable Left alliance government. They have been expressing commitment for transforming Nepal as a developing nation …

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No Trust


Prachanda’s Maoist Center now insists that his party merger must take place prior to the formation of government. K.P. Oli’s CPN/UML is so much in a hurry to form government that it wants prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to initiate the process of vacating government and ease his entry as …

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Nepal’s Parliamentary Elections 2017 & Ramifications

By Prabasi Nepali With the completion of the parliamentary elections in our country and the emergence of a stable majority for the so-called ‘Grand Left Alliance’, Nepal can look forward to a period of stability and sustained development, other things remaining equal. This all depends, of course, on the maturity …

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Tide Of Times : Dalai’s Lie Falls Flat


By P. Kharel In a meet with students in India the other week, Tenzing Gyatso Dalai Lama termed “laughable” any suggestion that Buddha was born in Nepal. His lie backfired and embarrassed his hosts who often in the past promoted similar lines, provoking angry reactions in Nepal. Of late, Indian …

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State of Qatar


Historical Overview: Human habitation of the Qatar Peninsula dates far back to nearly four thousand years BC, according to archaeological evidences, excavations, inscriptions and scarce potteries found in various areas of the country. In the 5th century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus referred that the first dwellers of Qatar were …

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An Entrepôt of Opportunity


Situated in a unique geographical position with respect to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, Nepal expects to gain momentum for its development by taking part in the regional development blueprint. In a speech given at the Symposium on Nepal-China Cooperation and Peace and Prosperity of South Asia, held in …

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Snow leopards spotted for first time in eastern Tibet

LHASA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — Images of snow leopards were caught for the first time in eastern parts of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of 20 infrared cameras installed at a 100 square kilometers area in the Nujiang River valley captured footage of the cats several times since …

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