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Nepal and Tibet reach 16-point tourism promotion agreement

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China have signed a 16-point memorandum of understanding along with a commitment of collaboration for bilateral tourism. The agreement was reached at the end of the 9th meeting of the Joint Tourism Coordination Committee between Tibet …

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Lamshal bargains Rs 50 M with NIBL, Press Council interrogates

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By Our Reporter On the issue of Vibor Bank’s investment on New Business Age Pvt Ltd, the Nepal Rastra Bank and Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police have drawn their attention. Vibor Bank through the Vibor Capital Ltd, had purchased the share worth 24 million two hundred thousand …

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Defying law in organizational level continues

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Health services halted to oppose arrests of fake doctors By Our Reporter How weak has the government of Nepal been in enforcing the laws was revealed once again following the arrest of 36 fake doctors last week. When the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police made all the arrested fake …

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Parties oppose constitution implementation action plan

By Our reporter Both the ruling and opposition parties have opposed the constitution implementation action plan of the government. A meeting of the Council of Ministers on last Thursday endorsed the statute implementation action plan, which the government intends to complete by January 24, 2018. The action plan includes holding …

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Former Queen Mother recovering after a minor surgery

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By Our Reporter Former Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, 88, who had underwent a minor surgery on Thursday, 16 June, is recovering at her private residence Mahendra Manjil in the Narayanhitty Royal Palace premises. The former Queen Mother was admitted at the Norvic International Hospital on Thursday, 16 …

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Government aims curtailing media freedom

By Our Reporter Against the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution, the government has planned to curtail media freedom by issuing a directive on Online Media Operation 2016. Different media organizations including Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) have objected some of the provisions of the directive curtailing press freedom. FNJ …

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“Forces active in tarnishing China’s image on South China Sea”

By Our Reporter Nepal-China Media Forum (NCMF) has expressed deep concern on the provocation by some forces on the South China Sea issue by ignoring China-Philippines bilateral agreements and declarations in conduct of the parties in the South China Sea. A statement issued by NCMF general secretary Govinda Acharya stated …

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Nine months after the statute House Regulations endorsed

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By Our Reporter It took almost nine months for the major political parties to reach an agreement on the House regulations. The political parties, which were together to draft and promulgate the constitution in September last year, were sharply divided over the provisions of the Houses Regulations. The main opposition …

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UDMF-Government talks uncertain

By Our Reporter It has been almost six months since the Madhesi parties quit their Terai based agitation but no meaningful talks have been held between the agitating parties and the government over these months. The agitating Madhesi parties together with a few fringe communal parties are now launching their …

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“Transparent” “Naya Shakti” spends Rs 100 million?

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By Our Reporter Baburam Bhattarai announced launching of a new political party, “Naya Shakti” (new force) with great fanfare on 12 June. All the broad-sheet newspapers, except from the government undertaking Gorkhapatra and The Rising Nepal had published “jacket” advertisements covering their front and inside pages advertisement focusing on the …

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