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US risky Indian obsession

BY AHMAD IT’S commonly believed that in order to demonstrate its Indian obsession, Washington seems to irrationally curtail its regional role in South Asia at a time when its global role has already been declining. Christopher Layne, distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security …

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Shifting dynamics: Pak-Nepal ties

BY MUHAMMAD ASIF The geo-strategic significance of any state has remained a key factor in shaping foreign relations and partnerships in the contemporary world order. One of the common denominators between Nepal and Pakistan relations is their commonality of having dependency on regional and international actors based on their geostrategic …

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Shunning Dalai Lama helps heal Sino-Indian relations

BY SU TAN According to reports, Tibetan separatists in India recently cancelled a rally and prayer meeting to be held in New Delhi in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama fleeing China. This came after the Indian government reportedly told ministers and senior officials not to attend …

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Tibet publishes rare books of King Gesar epic

LHASA, March 12 (Xinhua) –– Four more books on the Epic of King Gesar have been published, as part of efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old epic, according to researchers in Tibet Autonomous Region. The Epic of King Gesar has about 200 episodes and is believed to be the one of …

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Tibet intensifies protection of environment

LHASA, March 8 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has invested heavily in protecting its environment over the past five years, the regional government said Thursday. The region has spent a total of 25.4 billion yuan (4 billion U.S. dollars) on eco-compensation to local residents for protecting the plateau’s …

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IME General Insurance opens new branch in Teku

By Our Reporter IME General Insurance Ltd has brought into operation its 33rd branch office at the Ambe Complex in Teku, Kathmandu from Tuesday, 13 March. Chirinjeevi Chapagain, chairman, Insurance Committee, inaugurated the branch office amidst a function on Tuesday. Company’s Board Chairman Hemraj Dhakal and other Board of Directors …

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Nepal is not a playground : PM Oli

Kathmandu, 11 March: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that he will not do anything harmful to the country and the people, according to the news portal, Setopati.com. “The main priority of the government is protecting geographical integrity and nationalism.” PM Oli said. During the meeting with leaders of …

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Bidhya Bhandari to continue as President

By Our Reporter The Left alliance government has unanimously named President Bidhya Bhandari as the candidate to the post of the President for the next term as well. The UML Standing Committee meeting held on 6 March evening had proposed Bhandari as the Presidential candidate. The Maoist Center has already …

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Pakistani Prime Minister’s visit a significant gesture

By Our Reporter The two-day official visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Nepal has signaled the importance of Nepal in South Asian politics. Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi arrived in Kathmandu on Monday to congratulate Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on being elected the Prime Minister of …

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