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Former Nava Yubraj’ssacred thread ceremony: 3000 guests expected

By Our Reporter An auspicious sacred thread ceremony of former Nava YubrajHridayendraBirBikram Shah was held amidst a ritual function last week at NirmalNiwas, former King Gyanendra’s private residence. To mark the special occasion, former King Gyanendra has thrown a lavish party at the Soaltee Hotel this afternoon. According to a …

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Seminar on public security, election and emergency preparedness organized

By Our Reporter Former election commissioners, former Army chief, former Police chief, former intelligence chief, former security officers, officials from the Election Commission, officials from the security organs and also intellectuals and academicians exclusively discussed on the upcoming 14 May local elections, its impartiality, capability of holding elections, among other. …

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Threat

The government is still in the process of negotiation with the Madheshi Front and amendment of the constitution. Of late, the Front has demanded to remove Article 274 in the constitution and postponing the elections for some weeks. Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal has remarked that the elections to be held …

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Local elections on 14 May still doubtful

By Our Reporter Although only 38 days are left to hold the local elections, it is still uncertain whether the local election will be organised on the scheduled date of May 14. When the Madhes-based parties are still threatening to boycott and disrupt the local polls, the Naya Shakti of …

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Will President Bhandari help fix Oli-India relations?

By Our Reporter President Bidya Bhandari is scheduled to embark on a state visit to India from April 17. It will be the first foreign visit by the first female and the second President of Nepal almost 20 months after she assumed the high office. She is visiting India at …

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Nepal-India EPG’s third meeting continues

By Our Reporter The third meeting of Nepal-Indi Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) kicked off here Wednesday. The meeting which was initially scheduled to be held in Pokhara from December 22 was cancelled due to elections in India. The meeting was rescheduled from March 18 in Kathmandu, but was again cancelled …

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PM unable to convene cabinet meeting due to protocol row

By Our Reporter The cabinet meeting that used to take twice a week–on Monday and Thursday has not held since March 16 apparently due to the protocol row between Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi and Kamal Thapa. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been unable to decide which of the …

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Baburam arrested, released

By Our Reporter Police on Sunday arrested former Prime Minister and chairman of Naya Sahkti Dr Baburam Bhattarai from Jamal. He was arrested while protesting against the Election Commission that denied election symbol to his party for the forthcoming local elections. Leaders of Naya Shakti and other fringe parties including …

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Hisila in the soup

By Our Reporter Former minister and wife of Dr Baburam Bhattarai is now in the soup because of her anti-national slogan she chanted while protesting against EC and the arrest of her husband including herself. Lawmakers and media workers are now demanding in the social sites that the state should …

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Dahal visits China without solid agenda, yet looks happy

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal returned home on Wednesday after completing his six-day  goodwillvisit to China. He had flown to Hainan of China on March 23 leading a 12-member Nepali delegation to participate in the Annual Conference of Boao Forum amidst criticism that he was flying to …

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