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France new champions, Putin Hero

By Our Reporter France won the 21st edition of the World Cup by defeating Croatia by 4-2 in the final held in Moscow on Sunday.  It was the second time France became the world champion in 20 years. France had won its first World Cup in 1998 by defeating Brazil …

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EPG meeting prepares final report

By Our Reporter The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations has prepared the final joint report. The ninth meeting of the EPG held in Kathmandu on Friday and Saturday finalised the report and announced that it completed its responsibilities assigned by Nepal and India. The EPG was formed in …

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Oli’s China visit not much encouraging

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home on Sunday wrapping his six-day official visit to China. Although the Prime Minister met President Xi Jinping and held one-on-one talk, prime Minister Li Keqiang and other top Chinese leaders and signed a number of agreements with focus on railway …

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Will Xi visit Kathmandu soon?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport after a visit to China on Sunday, informed to the press that a high-level Chinese visit will take place soon. Oli informed that he has extended an invitation to the Chinese President Xi Jinping …

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PM Oli’s China visit under Indian shadow?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli left for Beijing on an official visit to China on Tuesday leading a 111-member jumbo delegation. However, his visit seemed to be influenced by Indian shadow as he omitted a number of agendas he had floated during the elections. Oli who …

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Where is a petro-products deal? Testing time for Oli

By Our Reporter During his first visit to Beijing in the capacity of the prime minister of Nepal two years ago, KP Sharma Oli and his Chinese counterpart had agreed to import 30 percent out of the total imports of our petro-products from China. This time, we have not seen …

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Economy signals bad signs

By Our Reporter The overall balance of payment (BoP) of the country has widened further during the first 10 months of current fiscal year to Rs. 18.93 billion. The BoP deficit was Rs. 14.93 in the first nine months of the current fiscal year while it was in surplus of …

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How is the budget?

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Something special was expected by the people from the budget presented by the strong government enjoying a two-thirds majority. They expected the promises made by the political leaders would be fulfilled and the general people would receive succor. The leaders in the government had been saying …

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Budget: No more than traditional

By Our Reporter Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada Tuesday unveiled the Federal Budget of Rs. 1,315 billion, focusing on  basic and modern physical infrastructure such as road, railways, irrigation and electricity projects, employment generation, reconstruction of the structures damaged in the 2015 earthquake, good governance and investment in agriculture, …

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Sudden birth of Communist Party of Nepal: How it became possible?

By Our Political Analyst There were doubts about the success of the unification process between the UML and the Maoist Center due to Prime Minister and UML chairman KP Sharma Oli’s working style and in his cornering of the Maoist leaders. Maoist leaders had become suspicious about Oli’s working style …

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