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Agro sector GDP contribution declining

By Our Reporter The contribution of the agriculture sector to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) has been declining annually, thanks to the growth of other sectors. Agriculture sector’s contribution to the GDP has declined by around 4 per cent in the last three years. The contribution of the agriculture sector …

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Israeli Embassy celebrates environment month

By Our Reporter The Embassy of Israel organized a tree plantation and clean-up program to mark the Environment Month (18 June-world desertification combat day, June 7-world oceans day, June 5-world environment day) at Kuleshwor Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Kathmandu on 29 June. Fruit trees and flower plants were planted around the school …

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Gangamaya Adhikari’s health condition serious

By Our Reporter Health condition of Ganga Maya Adhikari who has been staging a hunger strike at Bir Hospital for the last five weeks demanding justice for her slain son is deteriorating. She has been demanding action against the murderer of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari, who was killed brutally …

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Awaiting Helsinki – and 1950 Treaty on the mind

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU:  The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations has after nine presumably fecund meetings in Kathmandu and New Delhi spread languidly over two years concluded its mission. Yet, none of us are any wiser about what its stellar achievements might be! The world has been informed …

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Pollution hits Kathmandu

BY SHANKAR BHANDARI Kathmandu is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in South Asia. The Valley is surrounded by hills forming bowl-shaped topography, which restricts wind movement and retains the pollutants in the atmosphere. Simply the component that alters the inherent compositional property of air is termed as air …

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RSS media campaigning for 2019 election

BY ROSHAN THE Economic Times’ in its June 18, 2018 publication has revealed that RSS and BJP start firming up 2019 election strategy. The newspaper disclosed that the top leadership of RSS and BJP has started a campaign for paving the ground for re-election of BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha …

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The optics are good. Why spoil the atmospherics?

By Maila Baje A s the going gets tougher for Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, he surely wants to be the toughie who’s getting going. But somewhere things don’t seem to be working. Sitting atop the government and party with the tightest grip conceivable – at least theoretically – …

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Economic prosperity through mixed economy

By PR Pradhan Former ambassador to China, Dr Mahesh Maske, in his article in the Annapurna Post vernacular daily, has cited on China’s economic prosperity through a mixed economy. A mixed economy is not a new phenomenon for Nepal as the erstwhile Panchayat system had adopted a mixed economy, or …

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Loktantric Governance

What better example of Nepali governance than the continued resort to rule by edicts even when the legislature sits to make laws? This is despite the more than two-thirds majority so widely being flaunted. The excuse this time is the paucity of time and the need to fast track these …

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