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Great Britain or Little England?: UK in World Politics

BY SHASHI MALLA With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) in less than a year, the future role of the UK in world politics has become a major concern to observers and scholars. Britain’s new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt [foreign minister/successor to the maverick Boris Johnson] highlighted some …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P Kharel Stateless in India So, four million people in the state of Assam in India are on the verge of being stateless, as they have not yet been able to produce their forefathers’ nationality on the eve of the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971. Among them are many Nepalis. …

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BRI envisions great win-win global connectivity

In the fall of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the formation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, today known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) while visiting Kazakhstan and Indonesia. This year marks BRI’s fifth anniversary. As reported by Western …

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Top political advisor stresses poverty relief, religious work in Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has called for more efforts in poverty relief and religious work to ensure prosperity, development and lasting stability in Tibet Autonomous Region. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the …

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Disconnect in the Constitution

“Happy Nepalese” and “devolved Singha Durbar” remain the main imperative for its amendment BY BIHARI KRISHNA SHRESTHA Recently PM Oli was reported to have told the Madhesi politicians in province 2 that the constitution is a manmade document and is therefore, subject to amendment as necessary. Despite his comfortable majority …

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India’s controversial Afghanistan dams

BY SUDHA RAMACHANDRAN INDIA is expected to begin work on the $236 million Shahtoot Dam project on the Kabul River in Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Scheduled to be completed in three years, the dam has evoked concern in the lower riparian country, Pakistan. In addition to reducing water flow …

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The so-called alternate to SAARC

BY SHAMBHU RAM JOSHI India had refused to make an entry into South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at the beginning, because she had misunderstood it as a forum to isolate her. Latter as India was convinced the real objective of SAARC and was made sure that the bilateral …

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Mukherjee new board member in Nabil Bank

By Our Reporter Malay Mukherjee has been appointed as Board Member of Nabil bank representing Group “A” Shareholder effective from 17 August by the board of the bank on its 493rd meeting. Bank’s Chairman, Shambhu Prasad Poudyal along with other Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer Anil Keshary Shah and …

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Machhapuchre Bank to start financial literacy programme

By Our Reporter Machhapuchre Bank Ltd, with the support of the UK Aid, is going to start financial literacy programme. The Bank has signed an agreement with Reanda Bizserve to co-work on this programme. Under this programme, the Bank has aimed to organised financial literacy programme in 11 districts. Bank’s …

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Mega Bank offers vehicles at 15 thousand installment per month

By Our Reporter Mega Bank Ltd and Narayani Auto Business P Ltd have signed an agreement on providing auto loan at easy installment. Under this scheme, if purchased a vehicle from Narayani Auto Business, the client will get auto loan facility for ten years. While purchasing vehicles such as Alto, …

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