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‘Realign the human soul with spirituality’

By our Reporter Former King Gyanendra Shah has said that the challenges faced by humankind can be overcome by realigning the human soul with spirituality. Addressing a religious function in Orissa of India last week he said artificial intelligence and smart gadgets had undoubtedly made life much more comfortable. He …

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Owner of Everest Hotel Lari and actor Khadgi arrested

By Our Reporter Owner and chairman Mashkoor Ahamad Lari of the Hotel Everest was arrested last week. Lari, who was in the most wanted list of the Nepal Police under alleged illegal drug trading business staying here from Nepal to abroad, was arrested by a special police squad in Maharajgunj. …

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Dilemmas for U.S. in Korea; for India in the Maldives

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: If the transfer-of-power drama back home continues to be played out in excruciatingly slow motion, other politico-diplomatic stage shows have moved much more rapidly – on the divided Korean peninsula and in the Indian Ocean archipelagic nation of the Maldives. Let me kick-off this …

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ADB to provide Rs 10b for rural connectivity project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide US$ 100 million (approximately Rs. 10 billion) for Rural Connectivity Improvement Project. An agreement to this effect was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance, Kathmandu, on Monday. Shankar Prasad Adhikari, Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, …

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CIAA chief Basnyat retires

By Our Reporter Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Deep Kumar Basnet retired on the age ground on Monday. The CIAA bid farewell to Basnet on Monday by organising a function. Basnyat was heading the CIAA after the Supreme Court dismissed the appointment of …

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The excessive use of HINDU card by India: Lord Shiva is a Nepali God

By N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Has India changed her Nepal policy? India on course correction? India corrects its course on Nepal? Indian intellectuals blame New Delhi in having a reckless diplomacy being exhibited towards the smaller neighbors? These were some headlines that appeared in the Nepali media in the recent …

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Edginess, attitude and course correction

By Maila Baje Restiveness over the style and substance of the unification of Nepal’s two principal communist parties has begun to pervade the Maoist faction. The rank and file there seem to have woken up to what the rest of the country has grasped. This is not unification between two …

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Only the obvious

How Nepal’s flirtation with secularism has defeated the very purpose of secularism is evinced from the official blackout of recent events which are religious but officially treated as political or else they would not have deserved to be blacked out. For the current political establishment, the religious observation in Jagannathpuri, …

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Russia & U.S. Instigate New Arms Race

By Prabasi Nepali Last week, the Trump administration issued a new nuclear arms policy which commits to counter a surge by Russia to modernize its own nuclear forces which is touching off a new kind of nuclear arms race. This according to “The New York Times” “is based less on …

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History Records, Doesn’t Forget

By P. Kharel Founding monarch of the Shah dynasty in Gorkha in the mid-16th century, Drabya Shah’s statue was installed at Paslang Chautara in Gorkha district the othefr week amidst an impressively attended function. Drabya Shah was coronated in September 1559. Ironically, instead of Dr. Baburam Bhattarai who won a …

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