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Elections become expensive in “Loktantra”

By Our Reporter Contesting an election in Nepal has of late become an expensive venture. When the political parties started selling election tickets to only reach leaders, mostly businessmen and contractors, contesting elections for the honest and non-corrupt leaders have been beyond their reach. In the recently held local polls, …

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Not Delusional

Take the example of a known Nepali intellectual who decided to curry favor from the newly emergent Nepali Congress by blasting king Birendra’s pet New Education System plan as politically compromising. It did not matter that the plan itself was scuttled politically in course of the referendum a decade earlier. …

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Which party will be first in Province-2?

As the voting date of September 18 local elections is coming closer, the political parties have intensified their canvassing with the aim of emerging the largest party in the province. Leaders of major political parties have claimed that their party would emerge as the largest party in the province. Likewise, …

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Endorsement of polls bills clear EC’s road to hold polls

By Our reporter With the endorsement of the much awaited separate bills related to the election to the members of the House of Representatives the Election Commission has had an environment to hold the polls in the scheduled date. The passage of the important bills was cleared after the Nepali …

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DPM Mahara in China

By Our Reporter Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal is now on a five-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China leading a Nepali delegation. DPM Mahara flew to China on Wednesday at the invitation of Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs …

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“Belt & Road initiative for collective partnership and development”

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan lately in Beijing Professor Jaing Yuechun, director, China Institute of International Studies, at an interaction with a group of senior journalists from Nepal visiting China said that the Belt and Road Initiative is for collective partnership and economic development. He emphasized that the initiative is not …

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OBOR is not a loss project: Ambassador Lilamani Poudel

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan lately in Beijing Talking to a group of journalists visiting Beijing, Lilamani Poudel, Nepali ambassador to China said that none of the countries will face loss from the OBOR Initiative. Among the South Asian countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan and even India are the …

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Constituencies reduced to 165 from 240

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba received the report submitted by the Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission although he was not happy with the report as the number of constituencies in province 7 was less than his expectation. The commission has delineated 165 constituencies for the election of the …

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Kathmandu, a haven for gold smugglers!

By Our Reporter Seizure of over 110 kilograms of gold in the last one week showed that Kathmandu has turned into a safe haven for gold smugglers in the recent years. Of the seized gold, 88 kilograms was discovered by a squad of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division Teku from …

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WWF-Coca-Cola partnership

By Our Reporter WWF and The Coca-Cola Foundation have joined hands to promote sustainable use of water, enhance livelihoods of local communities and conserve freshwater ecosystem in Nepal. The two-year project starting August 2017 is based in Indrawati sub-basin in Nepal’s mid hills and Barandhavar corridor in Chitwan in the …

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