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Russian ambassador to Nepal passes away

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By Our Reporter Russian Ambassador to Nepal Andrei S Budnik passed away on Friday in Russia. He was serving in Kathmandu since February 2016. He had gone to Russia on leave. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed deep sorrow at his ultimately demise. “Our sincere condolences and sympathies to …

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Three prominent personalities die in a week

By Our Reporter Last week Nepal lost three prominent personalities, who have left impressive marks in politics, literature and arts. Veteran artist and writer Manuj Babu Mishra passed away peacefully in his Kathmandu residence due to heart attack last Wednesday. He was 83. Likewise, poet and renowned radio presenter Dahal …

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Pakistan Embassy observes Independence Day

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By Our Reporter On the occasion of 71stIndependence Day of Pakistan, an impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy on 14 August. AmbassadorMazharJaved hoisted the national flag. Officials of the Embassy and their families as well as Pakistani community in Kathmandu attended the ceremony. Independence Day message …

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Big buses replace microbuses, tempos in Gongabu-Airport route

By Our Reporter New buses on the New Bus Park–Gongabu–Dillibazaar–Sinamangal–Airport route in Kathmandu have replaced the microbuses and tempos since Monday. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management Raghubir Mahaseth inaugurated the operation of 17 new buses on the route. All 17 new buses launched on the route are owned …

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Spice of Life

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By P Kharel Gender sensitive British At long last, the British are beginning to show interest in being gender sensitive in their armed forces. They have just announced that Nepali women would be eligible for recruitment in the British army, starting from 2020. But there are many a step between …

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The weight on our premier in waiting

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By Maila Baje If Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is delighting in his status as prime minister in waiting, he’s also demonstrating an impassioned longing for the job. Ever since the unification of his Maoist stream with the Marxist-Leninists to create the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Dahal has found himself in …

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Tribute to Manujbabu Mishra

Pushpa Raj Pradhan

By PR Pradhan Senior artist and literate Manojbabu Mishra is no more. Late Mishra was one among the respected heroes for me. He was popular for his fine arts and other talents. Besides, he was a patriotic person who was always conscious on the nation’s sovereignty and independence. May be …

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United States/Iran: Trump Indulges His ‘Sanctions Mania’

Shashi P.B.B. Malla

BY SHASHI MALLA Iran today is one of the most powerful nations in West Asia/Middle East. It is also scientifically and technologically quite advanced that it could become a nuclear power within a year. Ever since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it has been opposed by the United States internationally. …

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