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Sikkim’s ex-chief minister Bhandari dies

By Our Reporter Former Chief Minister of Sikkim Nar Bahadur Bhandari died on Sunday at the age of 77. Bhandari, who served as the second chief minister of Sikkim after the tiny Himalayan Kingdom was annexed into India in 1975, remained in the office for three terms from 1979 to …

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Baburam behind Budhigandaki

By Our Reporter Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has asked the government for not awarding the Budhigandaki hydropower project to a “controversial” Chinese company, Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co., Ltd. When Bhattarai showed profound concern against a Chinese company, it makes clear that he is serving some vested interests of …

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Yet another surrender

By Our Reporter At the last hours, the government has postponed its decision of introducing a clean feed on foreign television channels. The Ministry for Information and Communications had announced implementation of clean feed on foreign television channels effective from 16 July. But on 15 July midnight, the government took …

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Kathmandu roads proved deathtraps

By Our Reporter The poorly managed roads of the capital city finally turned into deathtraps on Friday when Binita Phuyel, a three grader of Nepaltar, died when she was swept away by a drain. Likewise, another girl,  Satya Sapkota, an eight-grader,  fell into a potholes and went missing for a …

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Gen (retd.) Pradeep PB Malla passes away

By Our Reporter We regret to inform our esteemed readers and well-wishers that our respected columnist Maj.-Gen. (retd.) Pradip Pratap Bom Malla passed away after a brief illness in New Delhi on Monday. Late Malla was undergoing treatment in Delhi. Gen. Malla had a distinguished career in the Royal Nepalese …

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Let State Assert

A highly embittered younger generation in Nepal which has been waylaid by doctrinaire partisan politics is increasingly restive. A populist media, very much part of that partisan upbringing, continues to fuel that disenchantment with exposes of the political shenanigans ranging from the stupid to extreme impudence. Well-pursed activities in the …

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UML further consolidate its nationwide strength

By Our Reporter Against the expectation of the ruling Nepali Congress and the Maoist Centre, the CPN-UML emerged as the largest party  winning the largest number of  Gaunpalika (Rural Municipality) chairmen and municipality mayors in the second round of local polls held on June 28. The party had emerged largest …

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Sparks of Gorkhaland movement reach New Delhi

By Our Reporter The Gorkhaland movement launched for the creation of a separate hill state in Darjeeling has entered the fourth week with the death toll increasing to six. Although the state government of West Bengal has imposed a food blockade in the hills, the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee, a …

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Cabinet expansion delayed due to rift in NC

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been unable to expand his cabinet even in six weeks after he was elected to the top post on June 6. The growing rift between two factions– the Ram Chandra Poudel-led faction and Deuba-led group within the NC is attributed for …

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Former King’s birthday observed

By Our Reporter The country is practicing “loktantra” by adopting secularism, federalism and republicanism, whereas, in the same country, people are observing the former king’s birthday with great fanfare. On 7 July, thousands of commoners went to Nirmal Niwas to wish birthday greetings to former His Majesty King Gyanendra on …

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