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4th BIMSTEC Summit concludes

Kathmandu, 31 August: The 4th BIMSTEC Summit has recently been concluded along with Kathmandu Declaration. In today’s session, BIMSTEC chairman KP Sharma Oli handed over chairmanship to the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Xinhua reports: KATHMANDU, Aug. 30: The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical …

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BIMSTEC summit preparations in haste make denizens laugh

By Our Reporter The last hour preparations made by the government to hold the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu has both pleased and worried the denizens. The roads are being fixed by filling up the potholes and blacktopping …

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Just a little hope!

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan The Chinese side has informed that the Kerung-Rasuwagari-Kathmandu railway line is possible but challengeable. The primary estimated cost of this project is 250 billion rupees. After the detailed project report (DPR) will be completed within two years, the actual cost will be determined. Meanwhile, our so-called …

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Nepal, India to ink agreements during BIMSTEC summit

By Our Reporter Nepal and India are likely to sign two agreements on the sidelines of the two-day Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit, which is kicking off here from today. According to government sources and media reports, Nepal and India will sign agreements …

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BIMSTEC-IV sans blinkers and rose-tinted glasses

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: For a month, we have been buffeted by a never-ending cascade of noise/news about the imminent IV summit in Kathmandu of BIMSTEC – an anagram that I wager not even senior members of the cabinet can correctly identify! That, of course, tells half the untold BIMSTEC …

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Journos oppose Criminal Code

By Our Reporter Journalists have strongly opposed some provisions inserted in the new Criminal Code that came into effect from August 17. They have argued that the provisions will curtail the press freedom and freedom of expressions and they be repealed. A gathering of the editors and former chairmen of …

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Bishwakarma re-arrested for building image?

By Our Reporter Why is the government, even by violating the Supreme Court’s order, re-arresting Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma again and again, it is very much surprising. Bishwakarma is not a high-profile leader of the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand “Biplav”. He is the spokesman of the …

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NC General Assembly meet only after festivals

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has finally succeeded to defer the party’s Mahasamiti meeting for November. He has under pressure to hold the Mahasamiti meeting of the party immediately after the party suffered a humiliating defeats in the elections held last year. Youth leaders as well …

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Kanchanpur unrest

By Our Reporter Tension had run high in Kanchanpur for almost a week as the police dillydallied in initiating investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, a school girl in Bhimduttanagar Municipality in the district. When locals suspected the involvement of powerful persons in the raping and killing …

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Prime Minister Oli holds meeting with chief-editors

By Our Reporter Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Monday held a meeting with the chief editors of broadsheets and shared his views on different aspects ranging from the newly enforced criminal code and the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. According to news published in several dailies on Tuesday, the Prime Minister …

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