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188 killed in Jakarta air crash

By Our Reporter An Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 188 passengers and crew crashed into the sea Monday, officials said, moments after it had asked to be allowed to return to Jakarta, according to BBC. All the passengers were killed in the crash. The jet vanished from radar just 13 …

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President Bhandari on Qatar visit

By Our Reporter President Bidya Devi Bhandari is now on an official visit to Qatar. She had flown to Qatar on Monday at the friendly invitation of the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. She was greeted in Qatar by the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and …

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Kathmandu roads are still in worst state

By Our Reporter The demise of a 38-year-old Yoga teacher on Friday after falling into a manhole that had been left open for six months by Kathmandu Uptyaka Khanepani Limited in Kirtipur, showed the sorry state of the roads in Kathmandu. Although roads in several areas of the capital city …

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Workshop on street workers held

By Our Reporter The International Network of Street Workers coordinated by Dynamo International concluded a week of meetings/workshops about children’s rights, street-based work. More than 30 countries were represented. The recommendation 21 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that monitors implementation of the Convention on the …

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Hold the applause – and affronts

By Maila Baje This hasn’t been a good time for India’s geo-strategists appraising their recent ebullience. Consider the latest confluence of events. US President Donald J. Trump turns down an invitation to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest, as Japan and China step up cooperation on Beijing’s …

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Development vs. environment

By PR Pradhan The fundamental theory of some of the Western countries which want economic hegemony over the underdeveloped nations, is to keep such nations under the poverty line always. And our southern neighbour India, which has experienced the pain under the British colonial rule, wants her small neighbouring nations …

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With Anticipations

When the Indian media now tells the world that neighboring Bhutan may be afforded the concession of dealing separately with China as a bi-product of the elections held in that India-controlled neighbor and allots the change to the direct Xi-Modi talks, the silence in the usually vociferous Nepali political sector …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Acting drama While he led the Nepalese delegation to the United Nations General Assembly recently, Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel was given the charge of the government as “Acting Prime Minister” just as Subash Nemwang was anointed “Acting Parliamentary Party leader”. As “Acting Prime Minister”, Pokharel even addressed …

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Mid-term elections await, as America split by bitter divisions

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: This initiates a new column, a month after putting to rest my earlier one penned in Kathmandu. As the title suggests, this will contain assorted jottings and ruminations on miscellaneous subjects. Now, let me jump right into what is undeniably the most arresting of …

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