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India’s myopic ‘muscular’ neighborhood policy

By Bhim Bhurtel DESPITE one “muscular diplomatic” debacle after another, India has been unrelenting in its bullying attitude toward its small and weak neighbors. India is imposing another economic blockade on a third South Asian country, Maldives. In 1981, India and Maldives mutually agreed on the quantity of supplies of …

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Skyrocketing US dollar price

Kathmandu, 14 September: The Nepal Rastra Bank has fixed today’s US dollar price at 115.80 rupees. Today’s buying price is 115.20, whereas selling price is 115.80 rupees. As Indian currency has become weak against US dollar, it has affected Nepali currency. People’s News Monitoring service

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VIPs undergoing treatment abroad will not get government fund

Kathmandu, 14 September: VIPs undergoing treatment abroad will not get government fund, reports Naya Patrika daily. This will end the practice of VIPs going abroad for general treatment by spending millions worth government fund. The Bill related to VIPs treatment has been tabled in the Parliament on Thursday. After endorsement …

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Indian ambassador violating protocol

Kathmandu, 14 September: Indian ambassador Manjibsingh Puri called on newly appointed Chief of Army Staff Gen Purnachandra Thapa on Monday, the next day he assumed office. The meeting was related to Nepal’s non-participation on BIMSTEC military exercise, however, Nepal’s Foreign Ministry is unaware about the incident, reports Kantipur daily. Whenever, …

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CPN’s unification process to be delayed

Kathmandu, 14 September: The unification process of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) is going to be delayed. As the two-day-long meeting of the CPN secretariat could not take final decision, responsibility has given to the two party chairmen to take final decision, according to reports appeared in different dailies. …

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Agreement on transit protocol with China historical breakthrough

By Our Reporter China has extended a friendly gesture by accepting all the conditions put forwarded by Nepal on the transit and transportation protocol between the two countries. After signing on the protocol on 6 September by the third consultative meeting in Kathmandu, China has made possible Nepal’s access to …

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Nepal-India open borders a threat to both the nations

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Keeping the Nepal-India international borders open is not only a threat to Nepal but it can be a serious threat to India as well. It has become normal for foreigners to travel to Kathmandu carrying fake passports. The immigration officers are found not knowing anything when …

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Two chairmen’s two lines

By Our Reporter The other day, on the eve of his departure to Delhi, Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman Pushpakamal Dahal called his close media persons at his residence and informed them that very soon the cabinet will be reshuffled and those ministers who have not been able to …

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Where is Baburam Bhattarai now?

By Our Reporter Dr Baburam Bhattarai, a product of Jwaharlal Nehru University and student of S.D Muni — who is known as an enemy of Nepal — has disclosed that the Indian objection on the present constitution was on two issues. One, instead of declaring Nepal a secular nation, and …

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Joshi unfit for CJ, fit for justice

By Our Reporter The immature decision of the Parliamentary Special Hearing Committee has created a constitutional dilemma. The Hearing Committee had rejected acting chief justice of the Supreme Court Deepakraj Joshi from becoming the chief justice of the SC. The Committee had blamed Joshi for producing fake educational certificate and …

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