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Blowback from India’s strategic blunder in Bhutan?

BY BHIM BHURTEL New Delhi was rattled by Bhutan’s October 18 general election, the outcome of which may soon accelerate the decline of India’s influence over the Himalayan kingdom. The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT, Bhutan United Party) won 30 seats out of 47 in the National Assembly, Bhutan’s lower …

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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau receives biggest early winter snow in 57 years

XINING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Continuous snow has swept Qinghai Province in northwest China since the start of November, accumulating record high precipitation in the region’s 57 years of history of meteorological records. Snow accumulation between Nov. 2 and 7 has reached 18 cm on the ground in Dulan County, …

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Army launches in-house campaign

By Our Reporter At a time when corruption and nepotism have eaten the essence of many government organisations, Nepal Army has launched a campaign to eliminate such evils within the institution. The drive aims to increase public trust and all respective offices have been directed in this regard, said the …

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Why has the nation become so corrupt?

By Yug Bahadur There is no doubt corruption existed even during the Rana regime some centuries ago, It prospered more during the Panchayat system and the flood gates were really opened after late King Birendra appointed late Surya Bahadur Thapa as prime minister to defend the Panchayat system against multiparty …

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Prioritizing appointment of Nepalese ambassadors

BY DR. RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA The cew Constitution of Nepal (2015) has outlined the directive principles, policies and obligations of the State regarding its foreign policy. In the past few decades, the environment for international relations between nations has changed significantly at regional and global levels. There has been a …

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180 M. allotted to purchase luxury vehicles for the President

Kathmandu, 18 November: The government has decided to purchase luxury vehicles for the President through the Nepal Army, reports Annapurna Post daily. The Army has planned to procure 8 vehicles for the use of the President, including vehicles used for escorting the President’s travel. As problem was appeared in the …

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Indian labours to harvest rice

Kathmandu, 18 November: This is the rice processing season in Jhapa. In southern part of the highway, Indian labours have come to harvest rice. From Katihar, Kishangunj in Bihar and Malda and Islampur in West Bangal, labours have arrived in Jhapa to harvest rice. In Mechinagar area alone, there are …

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India constructing road in Nepali soil

Kathmandu, 18 November: India is constructing road in Nepali soil without taking permission from the Nepali authorities. India is constructing motorable road from Tambaku to Thingbheer Fed in Byas Rural Municipality in Darchula. According to Sajan Bista, representative of the construction company, India is constructing Bariyaghat-Lakhanpur-Lipulekh road to supply logistics …

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Yogi Aadityanath to attend Bibaha-Panchami ceremony in Janakpur

Kathmandu, 17 November: Yogi Aadityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, will be attending the Ram-Janaki Bibaha-Panchami ceremony to be held on 12 December, reports Kantipur daily. Aadityanath and Indian railway minister Suresh Prabhu will jointly inaugurate the newly constructed Jayanagar-Janakpur-Kurta section of the broad gaze railway constructed by India. People’s …

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