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Gorkhaland movement enters the second week

By Our Reporter Nepali speaking community in Darjeeling and the surrounding areas has been taking to the street demanding creation of a separate province in the hills for the past 14 days. The movement that was sparked due to a decision of the West Bengal Government to make Bangala a …

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Obstruction common in Mugling-Narayangadh road

By Our Reporter Obstruction of the vehicular movement has been very common along the Narayanghat-Mugling road section. The road that was blocked on Thursday due to landslides at Khanikhola was reopened on only Friday evening. But it was again blocked on Sunday due to a dry landslide at Kali Khola …

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Former IGPs, AIGs surrender, leaders got off scot-free!

By Our Reporter Together with two former IGPs—Om Bikram Rana and Hem Bahadur Gurung, two AIGs Shyam Singh Thapa and Deepak Singh Thangden and DIG Deepak Shrestha are now behind bar for their involvement in the infamous Sudan scam. Among them AIG Thapa was last to surrender to the Supreme …

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Mounting Problems

The conclusion of the second phase of elections to local government Wednesday (yesterday) will have brought the bulk of the country theoretically under local government. The second phase saw it possible under stricter security supervision than in the first and the third phase is due in a little over two …

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Gorkhaland movement turns violent

By Our Reporters The movement launched by the people of Nepali origin in Darjeeling and Doors against the decision of the State Government of West Bengal to make Bangla language compulsory in schools has finally turned into a political movement, thanks to the police suppression. With the killing of three …

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RJP against election postponement

By Our Reporter Even after postponement of local elections in No 2 province, the RJP leaders have intensified agitation in their areas of influence. The RJP leaders are saying that they had not asked the government to postpone the elections, however, they were concerned about the response to their demands …

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Election-centric alliance sans policies, principles

By Our Reporter Although the alliance forged during the first-phase local polls resulted to be counterproductive for almost all parties with Nepali Congress suffering the most, the political parties have given continuity to forge odd alliance also in the second phase polls scheduled for June 28. The Rastriya Prajatantra Party …

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New CJ’s name yet to be recommended

By Our Reporter With strong reservations from CPN-UML chairman  K. P. Oli in recommending Justice Gopal Parajauli for the post of Chief Justice, the Constitutional Council has been unable to recommend the name of new Chief Justice. The post of the CJ has remained vacant following the retirement of former …

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Leaders in corruption deal

By Our Reporter Sanghu vernacular weekly has reported that although the Nepal Airlines has paid eight billion rupees as the first installment to purchase two wide-body Airbus aircraft, there is no certainty of the arrival of the aircrafts before one and a half years. There is the practice of manufacturing …

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