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Uncertainty mars Gorkhaland movement

By Our Reporter It has already been three months since the new round of Gorkhaland surfaced following a dispute over language; it has been still uncertain how the movement will come to an end. In three months, 11 demonstrators were killed in police firing and the people of Darjeeling underwent …

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Mahara fails to make the Chinese leaders happy

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By Our Reporter The Chinese leaders who have shown their readiness to invest in Nepal through One Road One Belt initiatives look suspicious about the leaders of the ruling parties in Nepal. When the government led by Sher Bahadur Deuba has been reluctant in forwarding documents required to implement the …

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Elections become expensive in “Loktantra”

By Our Reporter Contesting an election in Nepal has of late become an expensive venture. When the political parties started selling election tickets to only reach leaders, mostly businessmen and contractors, contesting elections for the honest and non-corrupt leaders have been beyond their reach. In the recently held local polls, …

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Not Delusional

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Take the example of a known Nepali intellectual who decided to curry favor from the newly emergent Nepali Congress by blasting king Birendra’s pet New Education System plan as politically compromising. It did not matter that the plan itself was scuttled politically in course of the referendum a decade earlier. …

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Which party will be first in Province-2?

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As the voting date of September 18 local elections is coming closer, the political parties have intensified their canvassing with the aim of emerging the largest party in the province. Leaders of major political parties have claimed that their party would emerge as the largest party in the province. Likewise, …

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Endorsement of polls bills clear EC’s road to hold polls

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By Our reporter With the endorsement of the much awaited separate bills related to the election to the members of the House of Representatives the Election Commission has had an environment to hold the polls in the scheduled date. The passage of the important bills was cleared after the Nepali …

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DPM Mahara in China

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By Our Reporter Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal is now on a five-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China leading a Nepali delegation. DPM Mahara flew to China on Wednesday at the invitation of Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs …

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“Belt & Road initiative for collective partnership and development”

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By Pushpa Raj Pradhan lately in Beijing Professor Jaing Yuechun, director, China Institute of International Studies, at an interaction with a group of senior journalists from Nepal visiting China said that the Belt and Road Initiative is for collective partnership and economic development. He emphasized that the initiative is not …

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OBOR is not a loss project: Ambassador Lilamani Poudel

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By Pushpa Raj Pradhan lately in Beijing Talking to a group of journalists visiting Beijing, Lilamani Poudel, Nepali ambassador to China said that none of the countries will face loss from the OBOR Initiative. Among the South Asian countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan and even India are the …

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Constituencies reduced to 165 from 240

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba received the report submitted by the Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission although he was not happy with the report as the number of constituencies in province 7 was less than his expectation. The commission has delineated 165 constituencies for the election of the …

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