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Prachanda visiting India and China

Kathmandu, 10 August: Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal is visiting India and China, reports Ratopati online portal. Prachanda is visiting India from 7 to 12 September, whereas, he is visiting Beijing for a week beginning from 17 September. This is the first foreign visit of Prachanda since …

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Nepal’s perpetual conundrum: looking south or heading north

By Gaurab Shumsher Thapa Kathmandu, 10 August: At a recent Nepal-India think-tank summit in Kathmandu, the keynote speaker Ram Madhav, national general secretary of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, suggested that Nepal adopt a “Look South” policy under the broad framework of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Neighborhood First” policy. …

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Gen Thapa assumes office as acting CoAS

Kathmandu, 9 August: Gen Purnachandra Thapa assumes office from today as the acting CoAS as CoAS Gen. Rajendra Chhetri is going on leave for one month before his retirement. President Vidya Bhandari, under the recommendation of the government, has already assigned Gen Thapa as the acting CoAS of the Nepal …

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Oli government becoming unpopular

Kathmandu, 9 August: The present Oli government having the strength of two-thirds majority is about to complete six months in office. Even though, the government has not been able to take its course, reports Drishti vernacular weekly, which is known as closed to Oli camp in the party. PM Oli …

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Interference in judiciary?

By Our Reporter Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee’s recommendation to the post of Chief Justice was rejected by a two-thirds majority in the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Friday. It was the first recommendation made by the Constitutional Council rejected by the PHSC in Nepal’s history. Generally, the …

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NC’s backing to Deepak Raj Joshee another folly

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, often seems to standing in favour of the wrong persons. The party that backed former Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli when his date of birth was made an issue of public debate, has now thrown its strength behind Deepak Raj Joshee, whose …

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Kathmandu becomes unsafe with increasing crimes

By Our Reporter Nishan Khadka, a 11 year boy of Kandaghari, Kathmandu, was brutally killed, following his abduction by two kidnappers on Sunday night. The sixth grader, temporarily living in Kandaghari with his mother, was abducted on Sunday evening and was killed in the same night. His body was recovered …

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BIMSTEC Summit next month, SAARC under shadow

By Our Reporter Nepal is hosting the fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu from August 30 to 31. The government has intensified preparations for the Summit. Heads of State or Government from all six member states , including Indian …

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Where is protocol on Transit with China?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had claimed that during his visit to China, the protocol on transit and transportation will be signed. He returned empty handed. Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Oli informed that due to the lack of necessary homework, the protocol was …

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