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Monthly Archives: June 2018

NC district presidents’ assembly likely to pose thereat to Deuba

By Our Reporter District presidents of Nepali Congress are gathering in Hetauda next week. The gathering, first after the party’s humiliating defeat in the central and provincial parliaments, is likely to be tough for party president Sher Bahadur Deuba, as he is blamed for the party’s defeat in elections. The …

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Lessons from Qatar

By Our Reporter A small Gulf country like Qatar efficiently dealt with the one year of economic blockade imposed on it by a much larger country Saudi Arabia and its allies. After the blockade, Qatar, an import based country, got a great lesson and gave special focus on becoming self …

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Government to make public names of the non-performing contractors

By Our Reporter Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, who was lauded by public for ending syndicate in public transportation sector, has now tried to crack down on the construction contractors who do not complete the construction of projects in time. He has already instructed the authorities to collect the list …

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Former King’s Birthday to be celebrated

By Our Reporter To observe the 72nd auspicious birthday of former King Gyanenda, a 3572-member civic birthday celebration committee has been formed under the chair of Yagya Prasad Acharya. 5 July is the birthday of the former King. The birthday celebration committee is comprised of noted personalities who have made …

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Airport politics

By Our Reporter The newly elected people’s representatives have given priority on construction of airports in their electoral constituencies. They have not conducted any cost-benefit analysis and other logistics in the operation of such airports. There is a kind of competition in constructing airports in different districts. With the political …

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CSC chair in Kunming

By Our Reporter Sundar Nath Bhattarai, officiating Chairman of China Study Centre, attend the 6th China – South & South-East Asian Think Tank Forum (CSSA-TTF), organized by The People’s Government of Yunnan Province of the People’s Republic of China and Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, in Kunming from 13-15 June. …

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HoR regulations endorsed MPs with criminal charge not to be suspended

By Our Reporter House of Representatives Regulations, 2075 BS was endorsed with majority votes in the Lower House of the Federal Parliament. Chairman of the Regulations Drafting Committee Krishna Bhakta Pokharel had tabled the draft proposal of the House of Representatives Regulations in the House. The regulations were made to …

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PM Oli preparing for his China visit

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Oli is now preparing homework for his upcoming China visit. He is likely to leave for Beijing next week although the government has not yet made public the visit schedule. Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has been in Beijing  in course of his visit …

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Gore jailed in Kathmandu

By Our Reporter Chuna Mani Upreti (Gore) considered as the main agent in the 33-kg gold smuggling case, has been sent to Central Jail, Sundhara. He was brought to Kathmandu from Morang citing security reasons. Along with Gore, three other gold racketeers — Bhujung Gurung, a leader of the Rastriya …

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Telling summitry optics, rhetoric and policy moves

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Last week, international relations buffs dined on a veritable banquet of delectable food for thought, marveled at a kaleidoscope of telling optics and policy moves as the G-7 summit in Quebec, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conclave in Qingdao, and the apex U.S.-D.P.R.K meet in Singapore …

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