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Money matters in election

By Our reporter In the first phase of local level elections, according to an estimate, one candidate spent a minimum of ten million rupees in small municipalities. In Kathmandu like cities, the candidates are said to have spent tens of millions of rupees to influence the voters. Basically, the big …

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Random Thoughts on Nepal’s Local Polls

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By Prabasi Nepali Moderate Rouhani Wins Decisively in Iran Last Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory as voters overwhelmingly supported his efforts to rebuild foreign relations and at the same time propel the struggling economy. He won 23.5 million votes – 57 percent – compared to …

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Example of impunity

By Our Reporter The government has decided to withdraw cases against those who were alleged for being involved in killing eight on-duty security officials including senior Police SP in Kailali two years ago. Furthermore, the government has decided to withdraw all criminal cases filed against protesters alleged of being involved …

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UML emerges as a strong party

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By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Until the writing of this report on Tuesday, the UML was leading in the voting result of the local election. The Nepali Congress, the largest party in the last CA elections, was following the UML. It is shameful that the Maoist Center, which had become the …

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Nepal joins Belt and Road initiatives

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By Our Reporter Nepal has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation under One Belt One Road Initiative ending all speculations of the past 10 months. Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal You Hong signed the MoU on behalf of their respective governments in Kathmandu …

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Has political crisis resolved?

By Our Reporter After conducting the 14 May local elections the political leaders especially from the Maoist Center and Nepali Congress  have started to say that the local elections has brought the politics in right track from which the ongoing political crisis is going to be ended. However, some political …

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Kantipur Vs Annapurna Post

By Our Reporter A media war has been witnessed between two media giants – Kantipur and Annapurna Post. Kantipur is all set to prove Nepal Electricity Authority managing director KulmanGhishing being involved in corruption while purchasing Led bulb saving electricity, whereas the Annapurna Post is pleading that there was no …

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UML continues to lead in all metropolis, and important municipalities

By Our Reporter Mayoral candidates of the main opposition, the CPN-UML, have been leading in all four metropolis and important municipalities in the on-going slow-paced vote counting. In Kathmandu Metropolis that has the largest number of voters, UML mayoral candidate Bidhya Sundar Shakya was ahead of Sajha party’s KishorThapa by …

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If the NC-MC alliance was made 25 years ago

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal and NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba had developed an election alliance between NC and MC much earlier than the 14 May local elections. Deuba, while addressing a joint election assembly in Chitwan, said that such an election alliance will continue in the provincial …

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Prime Minister Dahal to step-down

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced to resign to pave the way for NC president SherBahadurDeuba to become new prime minister. Dahal said on Monday that he would quit the post by addressing the parliament. Dahal, who became the PM in the backing of NC and …

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