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Government to announce full Budget

By Our Reporter The caretaker government has prepared to launch a full budget for the next fiscal year on May 29. The government decided to table the budget amidst debate whether the government can present budget before holding the local poll slated for June 14. However, the Election Commission has …

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Money matters in election

By Our reporter In the first phase of local level elections, according to an estimate, one candidate spent a minimum of ten million rupees in small municipalities. In Kathmandu like cities, the candidates are said to have spent tens of millions of rupees to influence the voters. Basically, the big …

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How to swap horses midstream (and not)

By Maila Baje Having overseen the first round of our high-profile local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is all set to hand over the premiership to SherBahadurDeuba this week. Our Maoist chief says he is bound by a power-sharing deal he struck with the Nepali Congress president last …

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A dismal scenario

By D.M. Thapa It is good that at least some local bodies now have elected individuals, though of course again the traditional political parties — the CPN (UML) and the Nepali Congress — have dominated the scenario. The thing is the representatives of these parties are no better than the …

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Future of RPP

By PR Pradhan Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) is a party having nationwide network. The two political parties RPP and RPPN, after unification, had emerged as the fourth force in the present parliament. Many well-wishers had expected that in the present local elections, RPP would emerge as the third force. Contrary …

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Random Thoughts on Nepal’s Local Polls

By Prabasi Nepali Moderate Rouhani Wins Decisively in Iran Last Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory as voters overwhelmingly supported his efforts to rebuild foreign relations and at the same time propel the struggling economy. He won 23.5 million votes – 57 percent – compared to …

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Nepal-India ‘Sameness’

By P. Kharel There are some sections in Nepal and India withexaggerated emphasis that the two countries share “sameness” in numerous respects, including the “roti aurbeti” (bread and daughter) ties. Culture, language and religionform part of this “sameness” between the two contiguous neighbours. In many ways, indeed, these are established …

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Recalling King Birendra: Unforgettable memories

By Prof. Wang Hongwei China and Nepal, the two countries had formerly established diplomatic relationship in 1955, which has already passed 60 years. Though China and Nepal possess different social systems, they have developed outstanding friendly model of 60 years. They among the other countries of the world have glittered …

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Yeti Airlines and UNDP inks deal to promote SDGs

A Nepali domestic airlines company, Yeti Airlines and United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has inked a new agreement. Renaud Meyer, Country Director, UNDP Nepal and Umesh Chandra Rai, CEO of Yeti Airlines signed the agreement paper. Yeti Airlines and UNDP made the agreement regarding promotion and achievement of sustainable development …

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NIC Asia opens 9 Branches in a single day

NIC Asia has opened nine new branches in a single day. The bank inaugurated the branches organizing separate programs on May 17. With the additions, the number of branches has reached 107. Among the new branches, Sauraha Pharsatikar branch was inaugurated by Surendra Prasad Shrestha, central member of Federation of …

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