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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court restores parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament in a major boost to sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s fight to reclaim the post from an arch-rival. The heavily guarded court also halted preparations for a snap election in the latest twist in a power struggle that …

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Who is responsible for arms race in South Asia

By C Kiran: Influential countries in the Western and the Eastern hemisphere of the world have long been indulging in buying weapons. Recently, South Asia’s future as a peaceful region became questionable when India decided to buy a S-400 missile defence system from Russia. This will, inevitably, begin another phase …

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Indian exploitation of Dalits

By C Kiran: LET us go back to 2012, when CNN published a very heart-rending rather agonising report on the painfully insulting situation the Dalits in India were facing that time. The report included the story of Dr Vinod Sonkar’s short visit to a teashop in Rajasthan. Dr Vinod Sonkar …

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Government nominates three ambassadors

Kathmandu, 12 November: The cabinet meeting on 11 November has purposed three names for the ambassadorial assignment abroad, including India. Nilamar Acharya, member, Nepal-India Eminent Persons’ Group and former minister, has been purposed as the new ambassador to India. Accordingly, the government has named Krishna Prasad Dhakal as the ambassador …

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PM Oli assigns Rajan Bhattarai as his foreign affairs advisor

Kathmandu, 12 November: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has assigned Rajan Bhattarai as his foreign affairs advisor. Accordingly, PM Oli has assigned Indra Bhandari as his principal personal secretary. Bhattarai is a former lawmaker and Bhandari the president of the then CPN (UML) Mechi Kathmandu liaison committee, is from Oli’s …

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CPN to assign responsibility to CC members

Kathmandu, 4 November: The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) leaderships have decided to assign new responsibility to the central committee members after the Tihar festival. The party secretariat meeting held on 25 October had decided to assign responsibility to the central committee members and giving final shape to the province …

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The new Babel to India’s curse of personality worship

By Raja Murthy: FALSE pride recurs as a Tower of Babel curse of humanity, and the Indian government succumbed to this bane of Babel. Ignoring wisdom and protesting locals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the “world’s tallest” statue, ironically of Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.  It’s folly of the …

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Another punctured trial balloon

By Maila Baje As trial balloons go, this one wasn’t supposed to come crashing down – at least not so spectacularly. Fully inflated and activated, this blimp had shed traces of tentativeness before it was floated. The sitting Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) member for Kathmandu-7 constituency, Ram Bir Manandhar, …

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Nepal Police officials in business

Kathmandu, 2 November: According to the Nepal Police regulations 2071 under the Article 96, the Nepal Police officials cannot run or invest in any kind of business. In spite of such a provision, many high-ranking Nepal Police officials are found involved in business directly or indirectly. The Mandan Deupuri incident …

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