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Dahal’s bombshell shocks Oli

By Our Reporter Pushapa Kamal Dahal, one of the chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, last week sent a shocking wave among the leaders close to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli by making the secret agreement inked between Oli and Dahal public. Moreover, he made the secret deal public …

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Cold war between PM Oli and Prachanda

By Our Reporter Why the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chairman Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda needed to recall the agreement between another co-chairman and presently Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at a time when PM Oli was attending the oath taking ceremony of Indian PM Narendra Modi, it is mysterious. It is …

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Government tables distributive, tax-oriented budget

By Our Reporter The second budget of the two-thirds majority communist government is designed to placate the dissatisfied NCP leaders who were demanding funds under Constituency Development Programme and to adhere to party’s election manifesto, particularly increasing cash-based social security allowances. However, the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, criticised …

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Oli calls for revival of SAARC

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called for “revival” of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation which has remained dysfunctional since 2016 after India and three other SAARC fellow member states boycotted the SAARC Summit that was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in 2016. During …

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NC to block Media Council Bill

By Our Reporter Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his party would not allow the government to table the proposed Media Council Bill, which was introduced by the government with an intention of curtailing press freedom. Speaking at a function in Bhairahawa on …

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PM Oli attends Modi’s oath taking ceremony

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Damodar Modi on Thursday. He attended the lengthy ceremony held on the premises of the Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, with other leaders of BIMSTEC as Modi invited the heads of …

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US tightens visa process

By Our Reporter The US has tightened the process to grant visa to almost all foreigners, including Nepalis. The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s …

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Tribute to Prabhakar S Rana

By Our reporter Pravakar Shumsher Rana, Chairman Emeritus of the Soaltee Crowne Plaza, passed away last Thursday, 30 June, while undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation center in New York, USA. Rana, 84, a pioneer in hotel and tourism industry in the country, had undergone an unsuccessful back-bone surgery last year …

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The Malaise: Clearer Still

That the economy is in limbo has been made clear in the fiscal policy tabled for the new fiscal year in parliament. Government is all set to go full scale for public distribution on the strength of external contributions. Government is to raise internal loans to fulfill its heightened domestic …

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Melamchi project not soon

Kathmandu, 5 June: The controversial Melamchi drinking water project unlikely to be completed before one and a half year, reports Naya Patrika daily. The Melamchi Development Committee has called fresh tender to complete the remaining works of the Project by giving 15 months’ time. After the cabinet meeting decided to …

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