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Russian ambassador to Nepal passes away

Kathmandu, 13 August: Russian Ambassador to Nepal Andrei S Budnik passed away  on Friday in Russia. He was serving in Kathmandu since February 2016. He had gone to Russia on leave. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed deep sorrow at his ultimately demise. “Our sincere condolences and sympathies to …

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Medical practitioners oppose criminal code act

Kathmandu, 12 August: The government is all set to enforce new criminal code act from 18 August. Under the act, if medical practitioners are found performing negligence while treating patients causing death will be jailed. Against such a provision in the new act, medical practitioners have warned to stop their …

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Prachanda visiting India and China

Kathmandu, 10 August: Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal is visiting India and China, reports Ratopati online portal. Prachanda is visiting India from 7 to 12 September, whereas, he is visiting Beijing for a week beginning from 17 September. This is the first foreign visit of Prachanda since …

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Nepal’s perpetual conundrum: looking south or heading north

By Gaurab Shumsher Thapa Kathmandu, 10 August: At a recent Nepal-India think-tank summit in Kathmandu, the keynote speaker Ram Madhav, national general secretary of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, suggested that Nepal adopt a “Look South” policy under the broad framework of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Neighborhood First” policy. …

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Gen Thapa assumes office as acting CoAS

Kathmandu, 9 August: Gen Purnachandra Thapa assumes office from today as the acting CoAS as CoAS Gen. Rajendra Chhetri is going on leave for one month before his retirement. President Vidya Bhandari, under the recommendation of the government, has already assigned Gen Thapa as the acting CoAS of the Nepal …

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Oli government becoming unpopular

Kathmandu, 9 August: The present Oli government having the strength of two-thirds majority is about to complete six months in office. Even though, the government has not been able to take its course, reports Drishti vernacular weekly, which is known as closed to Oli camp in the party. PM Oli …

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Interference in judiciary?

By Our Reporter Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee’s recommendation to the post of Chief Justice was rejected by a two-thirds majority in the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Friday. It was the first recommendation made by the Constitutional Council rejected by the PHSC in Nepal’s history. Generally, the …

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NC’s backing to Deepak Raj Joshee another folly

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, often seems to standing in favour of the wrong persons. The party that backed former Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli when his date of birth was made an issue of public debate, has now thrown its strength behind Deepak Raj Joshee, whose …

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Kathmandu becomes unsafe with increasing crimes

By Our Reporter Nishan Khadka, a 11 year boy of Kandaghari, Kathmandu, was brutally killed, following his abduction by two kidnappers on Sunday night. The sixth grader, temporarily living in Kandaghari with his mother, was abducted on Sunday evening and was killed in the same night. His body was recovered …

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