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A nonfunctional “loktantra”

By PR Pradhan It has already been eight months since the promulgation of the new constitution, yet, the leaders are doubtful in the implementation of the constitution. On a transitional basis, the constituent assembly has been transformed into a Legislative Parliament and the new President, Prime Minister, speaker and deputy speaker have …

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Will New Force become a real force?

By Our Reporter Baburam Bhattarai formally announced his New Force as a new political party of Nepal. Bhattarai, who had led a government in the capacity of vice chairman of the then UCPN-Maoist in 2011/12, had quit the party as well as the Constituent Assembly immediately after the promulgation of …

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“Transparent” “Naya Shakti” spends Rs 100 million?

By Our Reporter Baburam Bhattarai announced launching of a new political party, “Naya Shakti” (new force) with great fanfare on 12 June. All the broad-sheet newspapers, except from the government undertaking Gorkhapatra and The Rising Nepal had published “jacket” advertisements covering their front and inside pages advertisement focusing on the …

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Nepal expects visit of Chinese Presidents Xi

By Our Reporter When Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was on a visit to China, President Xi Jinping had given the gesture that he had the wish to visit Nepal. From this diplomatic message, Nepal became confident that President Xi would visit Nepal soon. Meanwhile, when the South China Morning …

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Is Oli safe now?

By Our Reporter Whether Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led government is safe, there are speculations within the political circles. Of course, PM Oli has said that he will not be an obstacle if there will be an environment for the formation of a national government. Similarly, Maoist Center’s chairman Pushpakamal …

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Blackmailing in the name of journalism

By Our Reporter Madan Lamshal, who is the editor and publisher of the Aarthik Abhiyan, a vernacular daily, is found blackmailing the Bankers by publishing fabricated reports in his newspaper, which is rarely visible in the market. Lamshal, a staffer of the Shree Distillery, had a dream to make easy …

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Former King’s birthday to be celebrated

By Our Reporter A 3570-member Main Civic Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Professor Balbhadra Bharati to celebrate the 70th auspicious birthday of former King His Majesty Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev which falls on 5 July this year. The committee is going to observe one-week long programmes, …

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Feasibility study on railway line construction completed

By Our Reporter China CAMC Engineering has submitted the feasibility study report on Rasuwagadhi–Kathmandu, Kathmandu–Pokhara, Pokhara–Lumbini Railway Line to the Nepal government. This report was submitted by CAMCE two weeks ago to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport. It is learnt that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the …

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Government fails to mobilize party workers in reconstruction works

By Our Reporter The government has failed to convince the political parties to mobiles their cadres in the reconstruction works. Even the ruling parties have been unable to send their activists in the reconstruction works. Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli, who urged the political parties to mobilize their activists …

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When uneducated Oli meets highly educated Bhattarai

Just recently, Baburam Bhattarai, who holds a PhD degree from the Jwaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, had remarked that the Prime Minister is an uneducated person. It is true that Oli holds the formal certificate of SLC only. It is also true that Oli was jailed for many years. …

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