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In U.S., strategic issues overshadowed, not in South Asia


BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: A flurry of sticky domestic issues in America has overshadowed strategic concerns, while in our neck of the woods, it is dawning on many the K.P. Sharma Oli-led government could be the precursor to a grim tussle between India and China. The tragic death …

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India positive to review 1950 treaty and other agreements

Delegates attend the 7th annual meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations in Kathmandu, on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Photo: RSS

By Our Reporter The 7th meeting of the Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations concluded on in Kathmandu on Sunday with the Indian side signaling positive signs on reviewing all the past treaties and agreements reached with Nepal, including the controversial treaty of 1950. As both the neighbours are …

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Call referendum to decide on unequal treaties

By Our Reporter The recently concluded Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) meeting between Nepal and India held in Kathmandu is learnt to have decided to submit their final report to the concerned governments regarding amendment of the unequal 1950 Treaty and other bilateral issues. To recall, there is no provision for …

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Poudel slams Deuba for trying to become PP leader

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has expressed his strong disagreement with NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba accusing him of running the party ‘unilaterally’ in a written statement. Paudel registered the written statement at the party on Sunday criticising party President Deuba’s handling of affairs …

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Who will be next President?

By Our Reporter The Election Commission has decided to hold the election of the President on March 13. The EC fixed the date after consulting with the political parties. The members of the federal parliament and the provincial assemblies will cast their votes in the elections. As the left alliance …

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Oli-Khatiwada relations

By Our Reporter Always, when there is the government either participated by UML or led by UML, Dr Yubraj Khatiwada is always being rewarded. There are many other academicians in UML, even though, whenever Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli gets chance, he has assigned Khitiwada in key posts. Earlier, Khatiwada …

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SC stays order against NA nominees

By Our Reporter The Supreme Court has issued an order not to administer the oath of office to the three National Assembly members appointed by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The present Oli-led government had withdrawn the names recommended by the Deuba-led government for the appointment in the National Assembly and …

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TI lists Nepal as most corrupt nation


By Our Reporter Nepal ranked 122 in a corruption index report of the Transparency International. Among the 180 countries Nepal was positioned in the 122th place with just 31 score. Those countries which score less than 50 in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of the Transparency International are regarded corrupt. …

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Will corruption rate be reduced?

By Our Reporter According to the Transparency International report, Nepal is ranked among the most corrupt nations. Of late, the country is enjoying republicanism and communists have enjoyed power time and again, even though, year by year, Nepal has been recognized as a corrupt nation. The very people, who were …

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Former King and Queen to visit eastern Nepal


By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra and Queen Komal are leaving for Damak next week in a private visit for some days. The Royal couple will stay in Damak, Jhapa district, said former King’s press secretary Dr Phani Pathak. The former King is likely to give audience to the locals …

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