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From Far & Near

BY SHASHI MALLA • Nepal: PM Oli in the Capitalists/Imperialists Dens “My Republica” (June 3, 2019) reported Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is slated to visit Switzerland, United Kingdom and France from June 8 to 15, according to Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. This will be Oli’s second junket to …

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Obstacles to ownership

By P. Kharel Prime Minister KP Oli sounded confrontationist when responding to questions pertaining to the government’s outline of policy and programs read out on May 5 by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at a joint session of parliament. Bhandari mentioned the phrase “my government” nearly two dozen times. To which …

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The Pakistan factor in Indian general election

BY MALIK Unlike in Pakistan, general elections in India are quite lengthy and tiring. The current poll is being conducted in phases spread over a month. It started on April 11 and will continue until May 19, with the final result announced on May 23. Although Pakistan-bashing is one of …

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India’s BIMSTEC Gambit

BY SUDHA RAMACHANDRAN By inviting leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member states for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on May 30, India has signaled the priority it plans to accord to this regional grouping in its foreign policy in …

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Melamchi project not soon

Kathmandu, 5 June: The controversial Melamchi drinking water project unlikely to be completed before one and a half year, reports Naya Patrika daily. The Melamchi Development Committee has called fresh tender to complete the remaining works of the Project by giving 15 months’ time. After the cabinet meeting decided to …

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Japan supports construction of public toilet, facilities

By Our Reporter Ambassador of Japan Masamichi Saigo handed over a public toilet and other facilities constructed at the premises of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Complex, Satdobato, Lalitpur. Karma Tsering Sherpa, President, ANFA, was also present at the ceremony. Japan provided financial assistance of USD 71,581.00, to the …

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China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations

The State Council Information Office of The People’s Republic of China (June 2019) The China-US commercial relationship serves as both the ballast and the propeller of the overall bilateral relationship. At stake are the fundamental interests of the two peoples, and the prosperity and stability of the world. Since the …

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Government attempting to silence MPs

Kathmandu, 5 June: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Gagan Thapa has said the Government has defamed the parliament by providing Rs 60 million to the lawmakers. Speaking during the discussion on the recent budget in the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday, he complained that the government has given Rs 60 …

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Ruthless teacher booked for beating up students

Kathmandu, 5 June: A teacher of Bhanu Basic School of Runtigadhi Rural Municipality-8 of Rolpa has been arrested on Monday on the charge of severely beating up schoolchildren and fracturing the forearms of five of them. A total of 14 students were injured in the beating by teacher Laxmi Pun, …

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