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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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China, Nepal to cooperate more on Belt and Road

BEIJING, March 27 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday afternoon, and they agreed to cooperate more in jointly building the Belt and Road. Xi said friendly ties between China and Nepal are in the fundamental interests of the two countries …

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NC disputes expose after the formation of CWEC

By Our Reporter A new dispute has surfaced in the Nepali Congress, the largest ruling party, after party president SherBahadur Deuba formed 29-member Central Work Execution Committee (CWEC) excluding DrShekharKoirala. DrKoirala omitted from the CWEC citing that he was not among the 29 senior leaders in the party hierarchy. DrKoirala …

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Writ petition filed to manage Nepal-India open border

By Our Reporter A writ petition has been filed on Sunday at the Supreme Court (SC), the apex court of the country, demanding for the management and control of the open borders between Nepal and India. The writ has been filed jointly by advocate Dr Chandra KantaGyawali, border expert Buddhi …

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