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Upheaval in U.S., a Chinese enigma, and more revelations

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: President Donald Trump faces a prolonged battle for political survival, even as the partial shutdown surpasses the 1995 record of 21 days affecting an estimated 800,000 federal employees. With Trump still digging in on his demand for funding for a wall on the U.S.- Mexico …

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Pay commission in advance, become ambassador

By Our Reporter Probably, Nepal is the only country where the diplomatic assignments are based on bidding. So far, it is known to everyone that without paying commission in advance, nobody can get promotion or transfer in lucrative positions in the government offices, projects, police departments and also in the …

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Nation marks National Unity Day remembering Prithvi Narayan Shah

By Our Reporter Twelve years after the political change of 2006 that uprooted monarchy in a conspiring way, Nepal officially marked the birth anniversary of Great King Prithvi Narayan Shah and National Unity by organising formal programmes. The government had stopped marking the National Unity Day since 2007 for no …

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Gyawali addresses Raisina Dialogue in Delhi

By Our reporter Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawalilast week addressed the Raisina Dialogue 2019 hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India. Minister Gyawali said that the government had set a development vision with the slogan of ‘Prosperous Nepal, …

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Bibeksheel Sajha Party splits

By Our Reporter Bibeksheel Sajha Party that was created 17 months ago by merging two separate parties led by Rabindra Mishra and UjjwalThapa has split owing to differences between the leaders. The party that created uproar in the 2017 elections in the urban areas, causing defeats of a few NC …

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Japanese FM’s fruitful visit

By Our Reporter Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kano paid an official visit to Nepal on January 9 and 10. His visit has been termed successful as important notes were exchanged during his visit to Nepal. Japan has agreed to open its sky for Nepali airlines to operate direct flights. Nepal …

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Two different SC verdicts against Sumargee’s cash

By Our Reporter The Supreme Court has issued two controversial verdicts on the case of controversial man Ajey Raj Sumargee in a gap of a fortnight, suggesting rampant corruption in the judiciary. A bench of Justice Deepak Raj Joshi on December 25 allowed Sumargee to take out 7.5 million US …

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Wide body aircraft purchase deal and Deuba

By Our Reporter Several leaders, including Nepali Congress president SherBahadurDeuba, have been dragged into the wide-body aircraft purchase deal in which over Rs 4.35 billion was found to be misappropriated. When the media started floating news suggesting Deuba’s involvement in the scam, as his spouse Arzoo was portrayed to have …

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Nepal Students Union on the verge of dissolution

By Our Reporter The factional division in the Nepali Congress is likely to eat up Nepal Students Union, the powerful sister organisation of the party formed some 48 years ago. The NSU whose general convention should have held by August 2018 is still unable to fix the date for its …

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