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Preparations for BIMSTEC summit at final stage

By Our Reporter Preparations for the fourth summit of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to be held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31 have reached the final stage. The House of Representatives also passed a proposal of the BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in Combating …

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Kathmandu becoming unsafe, former envoy Jha killed

By Our Reporter It seems Kathmandu is becoming unsafe to live. A fortnight after the abduction and killing of a minor in Bhaktapur, Nepal’s former ambassador to France Keshavraj Jha was found murdered in his Babarmahal-based residence. Police suspected that he was killed by his cook and gardeners. Police detained …

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Government cancels Nilkantha Upreti’s nomination

By Our Reporter A highly placed source informed that the government has cancelled its cabinet decision of nominating former election commissioner NilkanthaUpreti to the vacant post of Nepal’s ambassador to India. The government had nominated NilkanthaUpreti and Udaya Raj Pandeyto the post of ambassador of India and Malaysia respectively. The …

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Curtailing press freedom

By Our Reporter The new criminal code act implemented since 17 August has attempted to curtail the constitutional right on press freedom. On the one hand, the constitution has guaranteed press freedom, on the other, the act has introduced different clauses initiating criminal action against journalists. It has not been …

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New citizenship bill to make Nepal Fiji

By Our Reporter The new citizenship amendment bill prepared to be endorsed by the parliament will make Nepal almost like Fiji, said Sadhya Bahadur Bhandari, a left leader. Addressing an interaction programme organised to discuss on provisions of the new constitution amendment bill, Bhandari explained that the government has drafted …

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Sashank Koirala for referendum on Hindu nation

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress general secretary ShashankKoirala said that the fate of Hindu nation should be decided through referendum. Koirala, who was in Biratnagar last week, said that the NC should not be hesitated to call for a referendum to decide on Nepal to remain as a Hindu nation …

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China Study Center chair receives special book award

By Our Reporter Sundar Nath Bhattarai, former ambassador and officiating chairman of the China Study Center is awarded with 12th Special Book Award of China 2018. He received the award at a ceremony organized in Diaoyutai State Guest House Beijing on 21 August. This award is being offered to Bhattarai …

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan passes away

By Our Reporter Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 after battling a short illness. Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland on Sunday with his wife and three children by his side. Annan was the …

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Vajpayee no more

By Our Reporter Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee died on August 16 while undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in New Delhi following health complications. According to Indian media reports, Vajpayee was put on a life support system by the doctors after his condition …

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Senior Journalist Neupane passes away

By our Reporter Senior Journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Gorkhapatra daily Ram Chandra Neupane has passed away at the age of 84 at his Lainchour residence on Wednesday. He was suffering from high blood pressure. For the past 25 years, he led the editorial team of Jana Satta vernacular weekly. …

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