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Deuba government’s decision to nominate three NA members irks President

By Our Reporter The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has been making important appointments even after the ruling Nepali Congress faced a humiliating defeat in the recent elections. The latest decision of the government to recommend the names of three persons to be appointed in the National Assembly has irked President …

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Belt and Road Initiative benefits Nepal


By Our Reporter The Nepal¬-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCCI) organized a seminar on ‘Strengthening Cooperation to Promote the Construction of the Belt and Road between Nepal and China’ in Kathmandu on Monday. The chief guest of the seminar, Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi, highlighted the importance of Belt …

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Indian Army Chief Rawat chief guest of the Nepal Army Day

By Our Reporter Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat was the chief guest of the Nepal Army Day this year. Rawat had arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal on Monday at the invitation of the Nepal Army to attend the ceremony held the Army Pavilion. Nepal Army …

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Three smugglers of rhino horns nabbed

By Our Reporter Police detained three alleged traders, including two Nepal Army personnel, involved in smuggling of rhino horns from Kathmandu. A special squad of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CIB) detained them from Lainchour of Kathmandu while they were looking for customers to sell the animal parts on Saturday. …

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‘Realign the human soul with spirituality’


By our Reporter Former King Gyanendra Shah has said that the challenges faced by humankind can be overcome by realigning the human soul with spirituality. Addressing a religious function in Orissa of India last week he said artificial intelligence and smart gadgets had undoubtedly made life much more comfortable. He …

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Owner of Everest Hotel Lari and actor Khadgi arrested

By Our Reporter Owner and chairman Mashkoor Ahamad Lari of the Hotel Everest was arrested last week. Lari, who was in the most wanted list of the Nepal Police under alleged illegal drug trading business staying here from Nepal to abroad, was arrested by a special police squad in Maharajgunj. …

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ADB to provide Rs 10b for rural connectivity project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide US$ 100 million (approximately Rs. 10 billion) for Rural Connectivity Improvement Project. An agreement to this effect was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance, Kathmandu, on Monday. Shankar Prasad Adhikari, Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, …

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CIAA chief Basnyat retires

By Our Reporter Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Deep Kumar Basnet retired on the age ground on Monday. The CIAA bid farewell to Basnet on Monday by organising a function. Basnyat was heading the CIAA after the Supreme Court dismissed the appointment of …

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History Records, Doesn’t Forget


By P. Kharel Founding monarch of the Shah dynasty in Gorkha in the mid-16th century, Drabya Shah’s statue was installed at Paslang Chautara in Gorkha district the othefr week amidst an impressively attended function. Drabya Shah was coronated in September 1559. Ironically, instead of Dr. Baburam Bhattarai who won a …

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Experts bat for national security, ‘neighbourhood first’ on foreign policy

Sarachchandra Bhandary

Sharachchandra Bhandary A team of experts has stressed national security and neighbourhood policy as top priority of Nepal’s foreign policy. The experts were also for mainstreaming the economic diplomacy. A High Level Task Force on Foreign Policy, comprised of foreign relations experts, professionals of international relations and security practitioners, urged …

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