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Election aftermath: Deuba under pressure to tender resignation

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress has faced a shameful defeat in the House of Representatives and Provincial Parliament elections. NC candidates have been defeated even from the constituencies which were considered to be NC’s base areas. After the election results started to come out, many prominent NC leaders, who faced …

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Bhattarai to represent NC in House

By Our Reporter Former Prime Minister and Coordinator of Naya Shakti Party –Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that he would represent the Nepali Congress in the House of Representatives. Addressing a victory rally in Gorkha, Bhattarai said that he would fulfil the political responsibility by standing in favour of …

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Easy to send money home from India

By Our Reporter IME Ltd. and Muthoot Finance have signed an agreement for Indo-Nepal remittance services amid a program at IME’s corporate office in Panipokhari, Kathmandu. Khilendra Paudel, Chief Operating Officer of IME and K.R. Bijimon Chief General Manager of Muthoot Finance signed the agreement. The program was attended by …

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Post-polls: Panacea or another Pandora’s box?

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: In my column from New York two weeks ago, I had concluded by offering some thoughts on Nepal’s recent elections wondering whether their outcome would prove to be a panacea for her manifold and chronic political problems or merely open another Pandora’s Box whose …

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Japan provides ophthalmological equipment to Gokarneshwor

By Our Reporter The Project for the Installation of ophthalmological equipment for the Community Health Center in Gokarneshwor Municipality is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government. The total grant assistance is USD 84,138. The project will support the installation of cutting-edge …

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Election reversal: Sleepless nights in Delhi

By N. P. Upadhyaya The newly elected member of House of Representatives from Kathmandu constituency No 1, Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh — the illustrious son of ironman late Ganesh Man Singh and the one who quit the party for good due to the utter humiliation caused by Girija …

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Elections 2017

By PR Pradhan The elections for House of Representatives and Province Parliament have become very costly for the Nepali Congress and India as well. India is engaged in micro-management in Nepal and this time also, the Indians had their own candidates to whom the Indian mission here was campaigning for. …

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Tangling anew with tilts and tugs

By Maila Baje The geo-strategic narrative that was gradually building in the run-up to our elections has begun to boom across the neighborhood and beyond. If the Chinese are as thrilled about the leftist sweep in our federal and provincial polls as we are being told they are, they certainly …

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Polls: Curiosities

No democracy can accommodate a coalition in an election government that lasts the government—as still remain—with the public avowal of contesting the polls coalescing with the opposition. Why prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba did not fire his Maoist ministers and still retains them is another mystery altogether. These Maoist ministers …

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Sky Doesn’t Fall, But Nation Bleeds

By P. Kharel So the inevitable has happened. The CPN (UML)-Maoist combined has won a majority for the new parliament. Notwithstanding the hue and cry over the “approaching wolf” in the victory of either of the two largest poll combinations, the Left front has carved a majority all its own. …

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