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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Failed team Convener of a government appointed team Som Prasad Pandey on December 27 indirectly admitted failure to bring the dozens of underground groups who refuse to join the national political mainstream and threaten to resort to militant tactics. The panel comes with an amusing conclusion that …

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Fear rules the minds of law-abiding citizens

By Anup Sinha In today’s world of uncertainty, people seek secure and predictable lives. This is not easy to achieve since change comes rapidly and unexpectedly, and all are supposed to adapt. One implication of fast changes in society is that adapting becomes difficult owing both to the novelty of …

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A big year ahead for a more prosperous, open Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — Economy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region remains upbeat as it has recorded double-digit GDP growth for 26 consecutive years. High-tech and digital industries, together with agriculture, tourism and culture, green industries and modern services, have become major industries, which contribute to high-quality growth in …

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Tibet to strengthen railway construction in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will continue to strengthen railway construction in 2019, according to the ongoing second session of the 11th People’s Congress of the region. The region will continue to enhance planning and construction on the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and improve related services. It …

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Tibet has 537 bilingual judges and backups

LHASA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — The number of judges and their backups that can speak Chinese and Tibetan has reached 537 in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the regional Higher People’s Court. Legal awareness is rising among local farmers and herdsmen, so legal cases in Tibet’s remote areas …

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Tibet vows to fight against separatism

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has taken a “clear-cut” stance against the Dalai Lama clique and resolutely safeguarded national security and core interests, a regional government official said Thursday. “Tibet has firmly curbed and cracked down on secession, infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces at …

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Tibet aims to eliminate absolute poverty in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has vowed to lift 150,000 people out of poverty and eradicate absolute poverty this year. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and a key year for the country to achieve its goal …

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As China thinks big, the West languishes

By Elenoire Laudieri Since the beginning of modern history, which is commonly traced back to the discovery of America, the West has regarded itself as a universal civilization and has sought to impose itself, by any means necessary, on the rest of the world. For most of the last 200 …

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NIBL to provide 40 percent dividend

By Our Reporter Nepal Investment Bank Ltd (NIBL) held its 32nd annual general meeting (AGM) on 13 January. The AGM approved the proposal of distributing 40 percennt % dividend – 18 % stock dividend and 22 % cash dividend – on its total paid-up capital to its shareholders. In the …

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