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SEE examination begins

By Our Reporter The Secondary Education Examination (SEE) 2075 that began peacefully across the country on Sunday is going on peacefully. Although the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology had not mobilised joint-secretaries at local levels for monitoring the exam centres this year, no disturbance was reported in the examination …

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Bangladesh Embassy observes national day

By Our Reporter Bangladesh Embassy here observed 48th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence and national day on 26 March. On the occasion, a reception was hosted by ambassador Mrs Mashfee Binte Shams, which was attended by Vice President Nandakishor Pun as the chief guest. Also, political leaders, high-level government officials, heads …

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Enact first and (maybe) ask later

By Maila Baje In what must be one of the wildest 180s in our modern political history, Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala the other day spurned the need for a referendum on republicanism and federalism. A day earlier, Shashank, who has in the past stressed the need to democratically …

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Path to prosperity?

By PR Pradhan Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is not tired of lauding “prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”. Contrary to this slogan, all the economic indicators are declining. More seriously, the country is facing trade deficit and the gap between the country’s exports and imports are widening in an alarming rate …

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The Coming Crunch

Nitpicking over trivia is a democratic characteristic. There is something wrong, however, when it becomes an obsession. There is this thing about official actions and reactions to a diplomat meeting Nepal’s deposed king. There is meaning to the meeting no doubt. Diplomats do not meet a Nepali king when the …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P. Kharel ‘Transition’ shield In a country where much is said about the ideals of democracy, one, too, would like to contribute his modest line or two. Democracy reflects a state’s social, economic and political governance, with emphasis on popular accessibility to decision-making mechanism. Its success is on how …

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Ways in which China is drawing Nepal into its embrace

BY P K BALACHANDRAN There is an apocryphal story that the Nepalese believe that they have two elder brothers – the first, an interfering, censorial and patronizing one, namely India, and the second, a non-interfering, benign and respectful one, namely China. The dichotomy mentioned above is but a product of …

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