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Sashank Koirala for referendum on Hindu nation

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress general secretary ShashankKoirala said that the fate of Hindu nation should be decided through referendum. Koirala, who was in Biratnagar last week, said that the NC should not be hesitated to call for a referendum to decide on Nepal to remain as a Hindu nation …

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China Study Center chair receives special book award

By Our Reporter Sundar Nath Bhattarai, former ambassador and officiating chairman of the China Study Center is awarded with 12th Special Book Award of China 2018. He received the award at a ceremony organized in Diaoyutai State Guest House Beijing on 21 August. This award is being offered to Bhattarai …

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan passes away

By Our Reporter Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 after battling a short illness. Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland on Sunday with his wife and three children by his side. Annan was the …

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Vajpayee no more

By Our Reporter Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee died on August 16 while undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in New Delhi following health complications. According to Indian media reports, Vajpayee was put on a life support system by the doctors after his condition …

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Senior Journalist Neupane passes away

By our Reporter Senior Journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Gorkhapatra daily Ram Chandra Neupane has passed away at the age of 84 at his Lainchour residence on Wednesday. He was suffering from high blood pressure. For the past 25 years, he led the editorial team of Jana Satta vernacular weekly. …

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Breaking at the Seams

All this talk of the Oli government’s nonperformance is mere politics. So is talk of the Oli government having achieved so much in mere six months. The opposition is bound to posture publicly that the government actions are authoritative as communists are authoritarian and Oli’s two-thirds majority in parliament emboldens …

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Flood creates havoc in Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot

By Our Reporter Floods created havoc in  Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot districts by damaging and sweeping away bridges and bringing the vehicular movement to a complete halt at least in three districts. Barabishe Bazaar of Sindupalchowk turned into riverbed after flooded Bhotekoshi entered it Saturday night. Floods triggered by heavy rains …

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RTI Day marked

By Our Reporter The Right to Information Day was marked this week by organising various programmes in Kathmandu. In his message issued on the occasion of National Information Day, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli urged all government agencies to respect the citizen’s right to information as per the spirit of …

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Police suspect murder of ex-envoy to France Jha

Kathmandu, 21 August: The Police has suspected murder of former ambassador to France, Keshav Raj Jha. Jha was found dead at his residence in Babarmahal, Monday morning. Jha with a slit throat and a head-wound was lying in pool of blood when police got to the scene. Police has recovered …

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PM Oli says, federalism is an expensive system

Kathmandu, 21 August: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that federalism is an expensive system. Oli had recently given an interview to AP 1 Television and its transcript is published in the Annapurna Post vernacular daily. In response to a question in increased tax burden to the citizens, Oli …

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