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VP Dhakal urges int’l business community to invest in Nepal


By Our Reporter Vice-President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Chandra Prasad Dhakal, has urged international business community to invest in potential sectors of Nepal as the country now has enabling business environment with stable government in place. Dhakal, also the Chairman of Employers’ Council of …

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Budget draws not encouraging reactions

By Our Reporter The budget presented by Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada last week did not draw encouraging reactions from the business community as well as the politicians. When the main opposition party, NC, said the budget did not favour the private sector, some leaders of the ruling CPN …

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NOC increase fuel prices again

By Our Reporter Nepal Oil Corporation has further increased the prices of petrol, diesel kerosene and aviation fuel.  Although the prices of fule have dropped in the international market, the NOC has been increasing their prices for several weeks. Last week the NOC increased the price of petrol by Rs. …

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Oli a “setting sun”


By Our Reporter After unification between UML and Maoist Center followed by joining the government by Federal Socialist Forum led by Upendra Yadav, the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has emerged as the powerful government ensuring two-thirds majority in the parliament and PM Oli is seen most powerful executive chief …

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From the SCO to the US Indo-Pacific Command


BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: While awaiting breathlessly for the Trump-Kim summit slated for Singapore on June 12, 2018 – dubbed by some the ‘Summit of the Century’ – attention may be focused on less dramatic but still noteworthy geo-strategic goings-on here and there. Some are related to broader issues of …

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Invite Indian army to teach a lesson to King Birendra

NP Upadhya

(Chaurasi ki Na-Insafi….) N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Senior UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is silent these days more so after the grand dissolution of the former namesake Maoists party into yet another communist paraphernalia to which it is not. Neither it was prior to the, or whatever it is. The …

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A simple model of seniority and turnover


BY MAILA BAJE Having resolved its christening controversy by adding the party abbreviation to its full name, the Communist Party of Nepal seems to have resolved the seniority row, too – for now. Upendra Yadav, president of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, was appointed Health Minister but emerged from the …

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Strong but weak government!

Pushpa Raj Pradhan

By PR Pradhan The present government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has already spent its honeymoon period. Yet after this ‘grace’ period, we have neither seen any miracle as boasted by members of the government nor any vision from the government which is now enjoying two-thirds majority, a …

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* Trump’s Volte-face: Revives Summit with Kim Jong-un * Italy Sends Shockwaves through Europe * Spain gets New ‘Frankenstein’ Government * US Accuses China of ‘Intimidating & Coercing Neighbors

Shashi P.B.B. Malla

BY SHASHI MALLA United States – North Korea Summit The uncertainty about the US-North Korean summit was finally laid to rest last Friday when US President Donald Trump personally corroborated that he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore in the high-stakes …

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