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Kashmiries’ black day observed in Kathmandu

By Our Reporter On 27 October 2017, Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu organized a talk programme on the “Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir Dispute: An Imperative for Regional Peace and Development”. The programme was well attended by wide segment of Nepalese society including intellectuals, think thanks, media persons and civil society. …

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Finding a place between haughtiness and hopelessness

By Maila Baje Maoist Center chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s taunts and gibes to the Nepali Congress seem to be troubling quite a few prominent members of our senior ruling party. The leftist alliance so suddenly sprung upon the nation amid the Dasain festivities has given an opportunity to the Nepali …

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Murder convict Dhungel sent to prison

By Our Reporter Murder convict Balkrishna Dhungel has been booked on Tuesday, eight years after he was convicted of murder by the Supreme Court. He was detained from Satdobato, Lalitput. Police presented him before the Judgment Execution Directorate of the SC and he was immediately sent to Dilibazaar Prison where …

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Behind the Left alliance

By PR Pradhan The National Christian Society Unity Center Nepal has publicly requested to all the Christians in Nepal to vote for the Left alliance in the direct elections and to vote for the Maoist Center in the proportional elections in the upcoming provincial and federal parliament elections to ensure …

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Shangrila Development Bank enters 14th year

By Our Reporter Baluwatar Kathmandu-headquartered Shangrila Development Bank has successfully completed its 13th year of operation and entered into 14th year. On the occasion of the 14th anniversary the bank has organized varieties of programs. As the bank has attached utmost priority to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in addition to …

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Awaiting Tangibles

While the political mainstream and its media partners are all out to convince the people that the elections to the federal and national legislatures will take place as scheduled, the people are resigned to the fact; this time too, there is a catch. When the Election Commission belatedly bows down …

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Catalonia Secedes from Spain: Unprecedented Political Crisis

By Prabasi Nepali Last Friday, the parliament of the autonomous north-eastern state of Catalonia voted to declare independence from Spain. A motion to declare Catalonia a “republic” was passed with only 70 votes out of 135 in the regional parliament, where pro-secessionists hold sway. As an immediate reaction, the Spanish …

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‘Social Service’ & INGOs

By P. Kharel UML’s senior leader Bam Dev Gautam recently stood against the right to “reject” because “NGOs could play” against Nepalis. What is to be acknowledged is the growing dissatisfaction over the way rich Western nations fund and field agencies in the garb of non-governmental organisations mobilised to foment …

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Lessons and Soundings from Madrid and Beijing

By M.R. Josse NEW YORK, NY: Last week, some attention was focused on developments in Barcelona, in particular the demand for Catalonia to formally break from Spain. Significantly, since last week’s piece the Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont’s regional government has been fired by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, while …

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Europe and the stateless nations

By Cristina Font On September 18, 2014, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should be an independent country. Despite the Scots’ nationalism, the referendum returned a “no” with 55.3 percent of votes; those in favor of secession only polled 44.7 percent. Participation was unusually high (84.6 percent) for …

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