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Monthly Archives: January 2018

China opens new chapter in Africa relations

BY HE WENPING Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe at the beginning of 2018, his 13th official visit to the continent since he took office. It has been 28 years that Chinese foreign ministers list Africa as their …

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OBOR’s connect deters US-India supremacy

BY SYED BEIJING’S resonating OBOR’s global connect- which makes US and India worrisome- faces a strong resistance by them. Both Washington and New Delhi are fearful of China’s growing influence via OBOR—connecting the soft power’s intercontinental or globalised dots. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has dismissed United States (US) criticism that …

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Black day for Kashmiris

BY MUHAMMAD EVERY year, January 26 is celebrated by India as the Republic Day. But, the Day is being observed by the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, including their Pakistani brethren as the Black Day in protest against Indian illegal …

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Independent policy in best interests of India

BY YU NING Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala chief minister and senior Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), touched a nerve on Saturday when he praised China and criticized the Indian central government for taking a “pro-America,” “anti-China” stance on foreign policy. According to Indian media, speaking at a …

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Japanese assistance for reconstruction of school

By Our Reporter Japan embassy has signed a grant assistance contract for the reconstruction of the Shree Akala Secondary School in Gorkha district. Ambassador of Japan Masashi Ogawa and Tara Nath Upreti, the principal, signed the contract. The support comes from the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security …

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Japan assists food assistance programme to Nepal

By Our Reporter Japan government has agreed to extend a grant assistance of about NRs. 324.8 million, to the Nepal government for implementing the food assistance program. Japanese ambassador Masashi Ogawa and Shankar Prasad Adhikari, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance signed and exchanged notes to this effect of behalf …

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Japanese support for embankment construction

By Our Reporter Ambassador of Japan Masashi Ogawa and Man Bahadur B. K., Chairman of the Ward No. 2, Gharapjhong Village Municipality, signed a grant agreement to construction of an embankment along the Kali Gandaki River in Marpha, Mustang District. Under the agreement the Embassy will provide grant assistance of …

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Japanese film festivals in Kathmandu and Pokhara

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By Our Reporter To introduce and promote Japanese people, culture, society and the way of life to the people of Nepal, the Japanese embassy and Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association Nepal (JALTAN), are organizing Japanese Film Festivals in Pokhara and Kathmandu on February 9-10 and …

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The ice is melting

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE A week ago, Narendra Modi, called K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, to convey that he was eagerly waiting for Oli’s visit to Delhi as prime minister. The two leaders share a love-hate relationship marred by deep distrust. However, Oli was …

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Vijay Gokhale new Indian foreign secretary

BY JAYANTH JACOB Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who played a key role in resolving the Doklam standoff with China, took charge as the next foreign secretary on Monday, succeeding S Jaishankar. Unlike Jaishankar, Gokhale has always preferred to stay away from the media glare. However, there are a few …

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