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Nepali forests in food security

BY SUJAN KHANAL Nepal is a mountainous country where the people have traditionally had a high reliance on forests for timber, fuel wood and non-wood forest products such as mushrooms and edible wild greens. Forests have an increasing gratitude towards the contribution of food security for poor and marginalized people. …

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Tech know-how modernizes China’s century-old industrial city

BY XINHUA WRITERS WANG JINYE, WANG HONGFENG AND LI LAIFANG SHIJIAZHUANG, June 23 (Xinhua) — With the head sheaves whirling on top of the derrick, the century-old No.1 pit of the Kailuan colliery still lifts coal from deep underground. The icon of the old industrial city of Tangshan is also …

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Foreign bullying tactics

BY D. M. THAPA It has almost become a routine affair to hear of violent conflicts and confrontations in many parts of the world. So it is nothing surprising when in Nepal, to hear of clashes between protesters and police, gold smuggling, Nepalis cheating other Nepalis in many sectors and …

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Foreign powers behind the PASHTUN TAHAFFUZ MOVEMENT

BY M CHAUDRY Three people were killed and five soldiers injured in a clash between security forces and Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) protesters on May 26, this year in North Waziristan. In this regard army’s media wing DG of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor said: “a group …

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Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister in town

By Our Reporter Hideyuki Tanaka, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan visited Nepal on a three-day official visit from 29 June to 1 July. During the visit, Tanaka met the Padma Kumari Aryal, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation. On 29 June, Tanaka …

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MBL donates fans to school

By Our Reporter Mahhapuchre Bank Ltd has donated 10 pieces of ceiling fans to the Sreekhanda Middle High School in Sundar Haraicha in Morang district. Under the social responsibility project, the Bank has donated fans to the school. In Tarai districts, due to the hot temperature, attendance of the students …

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Petroleum products progress in privy

Kathmandu, 3 July: The Department of Mines and Geology (DoMG) has said that it would keep progress made in mining of petroleum products in Panchakoshi of Dailekh secret. “Everybody knows that exploration is going on in Panchakoshi area. But we will keep findings of this exploration secret because of the …

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‘No IIFA awards in Kathmandu’

Kathmandu, 3 July: The International Relations and Human Rights Committee of the Federal Parliament has directed the government not to host the International Indian Film Academy Award (IIFA) in Kathmandu. The meeting of the committee held on Tuesday decided to instruct the government to abort the event after thoroughly going …

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