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Things are clear as crystal. Proponents of the current scheme of things being touted as a new constitution themselves admit that some or the other coalition among them alone makes their constitution workable. The fact of the matter is that the supposed coalition partners are themselves competing among each other …

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National consensus government unlikely

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Once again, Maoist Center chairman Pushpakamal Dahal has initiated the move to topple down KP Oli led government and has wished to become the prime minister. On Friday, Dahal met to Oli and asked the latter to respect the “gentleman agreement” along with endorsement of the nine-point agreement between the …

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Oli’s countdown begins again

By Our Reporter The move to pull down the present government that had failed about two months ago, has again surfaced with the leaders of main opposition NC and the ruling CPN-Maoist Centre engaging in meetings to topple the government. The last attempt to pull down the government that had …

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Former King to receive B’day greetings

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By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra is observing his 70th birthday today (7 July). On this auspicious occasion the former King will be receiving birthday greetings by the commoners today at Nirmal Niwasr, Maharajgunj. A Nirmal Niwas source informed that the gate will be opened at 11 am for the …

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Minister plants paddy in flowerpot!

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By Our Reporter For an agrarian country like Nepal national rice day holds much importance. About 80 per cent people in Nepal are farmers and paddy has the biggest share in the GDP of the country. Of course, the GDP goes up if the paddy production increases and it drops …

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Nepal-India EPG meetings held

Members of the Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations pose for a photograph with Nepal's Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa during their first meeting in Kathmandu, on Monday, July 4, 2016. Photo: RSS

By Our Reporter The first meeting of the Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) of Nepal-India concluded here Wednesday. The two-day meeting inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Kamal Thapa on Monday discussed various issues of Nepal-India relations which went sour following the promulgation of new constitution in Nepal …

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Lessons for Nepal from Dhaka attacks

By Our Reporter The terrorists’ attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last week, in which 20 foreigners were killed should serve a big lesson to Nepal. No one had expected that IS would target Bangladesh, as the small Islamist state had no big role in irritating or pleasing any terrorist group. It …

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Nepal Airlines marks 58th anniversary

By Our Reporter Nepal Airlines that was established as Royal Nepal Airlines in 1958 marked its 58th anniversary last week. However, in 58 years of its establishment the national flag career failed to make any meaningful progress. It had no adequate aircraft to cater international services. The NA’s situation that …

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Electricity tariff increases by 20 per cent

By Our Reporter The government has decided to increase the electricity tariff by 20 per cent effective from July 16. The increase was made at the recommendation of Commission for Fixing the Electricity Tariff. Earlier, the government had increased the tariff in 2012. The Nepal Electrify Authority now onward will …

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When Politics Runs Amok

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The obsession with government office that our political parties and their leaders demonstrate must be taken as normal and not unique to Nepal. Girija Prasad Koirala’s first majority government was challenged the very year in office precipitating the prime minister’s move to dissolve parliament. That was unique to Nepal. No …

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