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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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Nepal expects visit of Chinese Presidents Xi

By Our Reporter When Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was on a visit to China, President Xi Jinping had given the gesture that he had the wish to visit Nepal. From this diplomatic message, Nepal became confident that President Xi would visit Nepal soon. Meanwhile, when the South China Morning …

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Former King’s birthday to be celebrated

By Our Reporter A 3570-member Main Civic Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Professor Balbhadra Bharati to celebrate the 70th auspicious birthday of former King His Majesty Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev which falls on 5 July this year. The committee is going to observe one-week long programmes, …

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Feasibility study on railway line construction completed

By Our Reporter China CAMC Engineering has submitted the feasibility study report on Rasuwagadhi–Kathmandu, Kathmandu–Pokhara, Pokhara–Lumbini Railway Line to the Nepal government. This report was submitted by CAMCE two weeks ago to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport. It is learnt that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the …

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Government fails to mobilize party workers in reconstruction works

By Our Reporter The government has failed to convince the political parties to mobiles their cadres in the reconstruction works. Even the ruling parties have been unable to send their activists in the reconstruction works. Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli, who urged the political parties to mobilize their activists …

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‘Iron Gate’ no more

By Our Reporter The government has finally scrapped the practice of taking the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams for the 10 graders from this year. With the endorsement of the Education Act (Amendment Bill) 2072 by the Legislature Parliament, the practice of taking the SLC exams has ended in 72 …

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