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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Hospital halt

By P. Kharel Hospital halt A section within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) got chagrined by medical doctors protesting against the new regulations concerning their terms of employment, transfer and other issues they consider vital to their craft and career. The new arrangement seeks to synchronise with the federal …

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Nepal in American priority?

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Dr. Joseph H. Felter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia arrived Kathmandu on Sunday, 24 February. The same afternoon, he called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and held bilateral meeting at the PM’s official residence in Baluatar. On Monday, 25 February, …

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Is Nepal heading towards another bloody revolt?

By Our Reporter It might not be a mere coincidence that a week after CPN chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal warned of the revival of another Maoist Group, several bombs went off in the offices and towers of Ncell, a telecom of private sector, across the country killing a pedestrian in …

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Internal rivalry weakens main opposition party

By Our Reporter New disputes have surfaced in the Nepali Congress after party president Sher Bahadur Deuba outright rejected the two main decisions taken by the party’s Mahasamiti meeting held in December last year. The Mahasamiti meeting had decided to elect all party representatives to its general convention from grass …

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Oli Govt’s gift: Bleak economic scenario

By Our Reporter The government had already marked its first year in the office. However, in a year after the formation of the powerful two-thirds majority government under KP Sharma Oli, the economic condition of the country has worsened. All economic indicators are negative although PM Oli claimed in his …

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Revolution has not concluded for many a politician: Shrish S. Rana

We had put forward some questions to political analyst Shrish Shumsher Rana on contemporary Nepali politics. Excerpts of the remarks by Rana as given below: Q. You have been advocating the restoration of the 1990 constitution. Can your dream come true when those political parties carrying the belief of restoration …

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Rift widens in ruling CPN after termination of Thapa-led task force

By Our Reporter Almost all political parties of Nepal are now facing internal feud and the ruling Communist Party of Nepal has not been an exception. The CPN, created by merging the then Maoist Centre into the then CPN-UML, that has been exercising to unify their district committees, sister organisations …

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Kathmandu sees 19 PMs in 20 years but no Melamchi water

By Our Reporter In the last two decades, the Singha Durbar welcomed 19 prime ministers and 24 ministers were appointed to look after the water supply issue, but the valley denizens have still been to see the completion of the Melamchi Water Supply Project. Although the project was said to …

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Save Upper Karnali, scrap deal with GMR

By Our Reporter A Group comprised of political leaders, water resources experts, social workers, former bureaucrats has demanded to scrap the deal with Indian company GMR from construction of the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project. The company is occupying the project for last 11 years. They have demanded the Nepal government …

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Linguist Pokharel no more

By Our Reporter Noted linguist and litterateur Professor Bal Krishna Pokharel died Sunday. He was 86. Pokharel, who was suffering brain hemorrhage from January 20, 2019, breathed his last in Biratanagar at 1:30 in the afternoon. Pokharel was cremated at Paropakar Crematorium in Biratnagar on Sunday. Pokharel was born to …

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