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People in Darjeeling take to street over language row

By Our Reporter The people of Nepali origin have been demonstrating in Darjeeling of India against the provincial government’s decision to make Bengali a compulsory language in schools of the hill. The present unrest began when Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee said on May 16 that Bengali would …

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RJP announces stir to foil local elections

By Our Reporter Finally, the Madhes-based parties united under Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) did what this weekly has been predicting since long. The Madhes-based parties which can act only at the instruction of their masters in New Delhi were sure to not participate in the local polls. Their only …

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PM Sher Bahadur to visit India immediately after second phase poll

By Our Reporter Any Prime Minister of Nepal hurries to embark for New Delhi immediately after assuming the high office in Kathmandu. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is not an exception. The unusual haste made by almost all prime ministers of Nepal to visit India after reaching power makes Nepalis …

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Orientation for newly elected chiefs, deputies of local bodies

By Our Reporter The first orientation training for the chiefs and deputy chiefs of the Metropolitan Cities, Sub-Metropolitan City, municipalities and rural municipalities concluded in Dhulikhel of Kavre Palanchowk district on Saturday. The three-day orientation programme for the newly elected mayors, deputy mayors of municipalities and chiefs and deputy chiefs …

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EC expresses reservation over protest against its Chief

By Our Reporter A day after the RJP cadres displayed black flags against Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayudhi Yadav, the election body made its stance clear by issuing a statement. The EC expressed reservation over a demonstration and display of black flag against Dr Ayodhee in Rajbiraj, Saptari on Sunday. …

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Former King’s birthday to be celebrated

By Our Reporter The Civic Main Birthday Organising Committee is going to celebrate former King His Majesty Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev’s 71th birthday for a week with great fanfare by organizing different programmes beginning from 5 July. On 7 July, the Committee is organizing a procession comprising of people …

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An interesting book to read

“Maile Chine Janeka Bideshiharu” [Foreigners I have Known] Written by Prakash A Raj The writer has put together a book consisting of memories and write ups about foreigners from different continents and countries whom he had met during his sojourn as an under-graduate student in Europe and USA. He recounts …

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Why silent about who did not hold local election?

By D.M.Thapa So Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected prime minister again. Ironically, he became the prime minister not only through the proposal of former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the same person on whose head Deuba had put a ransom, but also with Maoist support. This is politics and …

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The other side of the coin

By PR Pradhan These days, a section of the media, known to be close to the West, or say funded by some of the Western countries, is trying to project ex-chief justice of the Supreme Court as a hero. Similarly, the very section of media is projecting Ranju Darshana, a …

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Unplanned urbanization likely to invite crisis

By Sushant Shrestha Urbanization in all over the world is proceeding exceptionally fast. Peripheral zones are being pushed by urbanization causing conversion of rural to urban at large. This rapid urban growth has created a chaotic mixture of urban and rural land use. Urbanization has been underpinned by the rapid …

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