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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Civil Code chaos Press and privacy tug-of-war is on, raging like prairie fire. Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders attribute it to the little time allocated for wide scale public discussion, though drafting the document is said to have cost Rs 120 million. Persistent complaint is that the …

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Nepal performing weak diplomacy

BY SHAMBHU RAM JOSHI Considering Nepal’s geo-political situation, the country had adopted non-aligned foreign policy, although, the present leaders seem to have neglected it. In the past, due to our outstanding diplomacy, Nepal’s significance in the international arena was projected successfully. The country was able to maintain cordial relations with …

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US faces blowback over sanctions

On September 20, the US State Department imposed sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission because of Beijing’s purchase of 10 Russian SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system. A senior US State Department official, speaking to the media on condition of anonymity, …

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The politics of BIMSTEC

BY MAHMUDUR RAHMAN When one glances at the map that brings together the Bimstec (Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-sectoral, Technical and Economic Co-operation) countries, it is easy to see the logic behind it, not just economically, but politically. In essence, it’s an alternate form of the South Asian Association …

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Yanks go home

BY KHAGEN SHRESTHA There was a movie made by the Americans, which was almost a propaganda film, called “The Russians are Coming” This was way back in the late Sixties when the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was at its height. I saw this movie …

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Japan hands over medical equipment to TUTH

By Our Reporter Japanese ambassador Masamichi Saigo handed over medical equipment for Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel at a function on Monday. The equipment worth Rs. 693,000,000, was funded through Grant Assistance by the Japan Government and implemented by JICA as “Project for Improvement …

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IME launches Dashaima 20 lakh scheme

By Our Reporter IME limited, a leading remittance service provider over the years, aimed at Nepali’s greatest festival Dasain, followed by Tihar and Chhat, has launched “Dashainma 20 Lakh” scheme with bumper prizes. The scheme will be effective from 7 Ashwin till 29 Mangshir. Under this scheme, names of those …

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Nabil cardholders to get special discount at Grande International Hospital

By Our Reporter Nabil Bank and Grande International Hospital have endorsed an agreement under which the Nabil Bank’s debit, credit and prepaid card holders will receive a special discount of 7.5% and other privileges at the hospital. The discount will be applicable on all items excluding outsourced services, drugs, consumables, …

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