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Significance of ‘OBOR’ in Nepal’s development endeavor

Sarachchandra Bhandary

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Of late, the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or ‘Belt and Road’ initiative of China has become a buzz phrase amongst media, academia and think-tanks of Nepal and they have been arguing that such idea would open up avenues to Nepal’s socio-economic development opportunities. Development experts view …

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Election Commission irritates RPP, Jamal turns into a battle field

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By Our Reporter Many had probably never imagined in May 2006 that the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, portrayed as a pro-king party, would never dare to challenge the Home administration in a period of 11 years. But the party, especially after the unification of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and RPP-N, the …

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PM Dahal under pressure for enhancing relations with China

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal is leaving for Beijing today. After his special request to the Chinese authorities, a brief meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping was arranged for him. Only after the confirmation of the meeting with the President, Dahal had confirmed his visit to China. When …

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Xi-Dahal meet: Breakthrough unlikely

By Our Reporter The Chinese authorities have finally managed to arrange a brief meeting between Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Chinese President Xi  Jinping in Beijing on 26 March. Sources said that President Xi has become ready to grant 10 to 15 minutes’ time to Dahal after Nepali authorities’ …

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India continues to encroach ‘No Man’s land’

By Our Reporter Although building any structures on the ‘No Man’s land’ is against the international law, India has been constructing a road by encroaching the ‘No Man’s land’ in Morang. Construction of a 12-feet wide road on the ‘Dasgaja’ area is now on the final stage. Works to open …

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Madhesi Front to launch decisive agitation to disturb local elections

By Our Reporter The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is likely to launch another round of agitation in Tarai to disturb the local polls scheduled for May 14. The Madhes-based parties, which fared badly in the Constituent Assembly Elections in 2013, have been resorting to one agitation after another against …

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Singer Komal Niraula performed solo

By Our Reporter After almost 28 years interval,KomalNiraula, a popular singer of Ilam, performed his second solo in Lalitpur on March 18 Saturday. BishnuGhimire, vice chairman of Namsaling Cooperation Forum, which was hosting the show, said thatNiraula had been singing for about half a century, mostly in Ilam. But he …

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Significance of ‘OBOR’ in Nepal’s development endeavor

Sarachchandra Bhandary

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Of late, the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or ‘Belt and Road’ initiative of China has become a buzz phrase amongst media, academia and think-tanks of Nepal and they have been arguing that such idea would open up avenues to Nepal’s socio-economic development opportunities. Development experts view …

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Making sense of our sensibilities

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By Maila Baje Lost in the turbulence of our wider politics last week was a candid appraisal made by a former bureaucrat/aspiring politician of what really does seem to ail us. RameshwarKhanal, a former finance secretary who became a prominent member of the Naya Shakti, took the usual course of …

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