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Global IME Bank opens two new branches

By Our Reporter Global IME Bank Ltd has opened one branch in Tansen of Palpa and one in Jorpati in Kathmandu. The Bank branch in Palpa is first branch of the Bank whereas the Jorpati branch is the 35th branch in the Valley. Total No of branches of the Bank …

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Taking care of tomorrow

Minister for External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj meeting CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Photo courtesy: Embassy of India

BY MAILA BAJE We don’t know who invited her or why she came. Yet from most accounts emanating from her side of the border, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent whirlwind visit to Nepal was a success. The series of ‘group audiences’ Swaraj granted to party leaders during her …

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Be prepared to pay tax in every step


By PR Pradhan Now, federalism has been “successfully” implemented in “new” Nepal. How is our “new” Nepal, perhaps we all know about this better! If one reads newspapers, one can find poor state of our province chiefs and the province parliaments. Ministries are going to be formed in all the …

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Focus on Oli


It is only natural that chairman of the Nepal Communist Party – United Marxist Leninist, Khadga Prasad Oli should the focus of Nepali politics. He has brought his party to focus in Nepali politics as the largest party in the country after the recently concluded elections. Oli has, moreover, engineered …

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A Tale of Many Trumps: Divided State of the Union

BY PRABASI NEPALI US President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union (SOTU) speech to both houses of Congress last week. Last year after his inauguration, he had already addressed Congress, but that was not quite official. The annual SOTU address is the keynote speech by the President …

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RPP, Wake Up to Principles


BY P. KHAREL In the aftermath of the undignified haste with which the major parties unsheathed their previously undeclared agendas a decade ago, one of the key leaders of the former panchas confided to his close circle of loyalists: “Just because monarchy has ended, it does not mean our politics …

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Indian hierarchy system stifles development

BY DING GANG The Siasat Daily, an Indian Urdu language newspaper, posted on its English website a list of the number of VIPs in the world’s major countries. India tops the list with a staggering 579,092 VIPs, far more than the 435 in China and the 252 in the US. …

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Rural schoolgirl can teach West lesson about China’s rise

BY AI JUN For decades, the West has not understood the rise of China, which led to their vigilance toward Beijing. Perhaps a book can provide them with a new perspective. A piece of review of The Diary of Ma Yan has been widely circulated for years – “I was …

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Kashmir: the subcontinent’s unfinished dispute


BY RAHMAN The independence declared by the British government through India Independence Act 1947 will remain incomplete if the problem of Kashmir persists. Kashmiris have been fighting against the Indian occupation and sacrificing their lives. The bleak aspect of the problem is that the United Kingdom, the United States and …

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