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Former King and Queen to visit eastern Nepal


By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra and Queen Komal are leaving for Damak next week in a private visit for some days. The Royal couple will stay in Damak, Jhapa district, said former King’s press secretary Dr Phani Pathak. The former King is likely to give audience to the locals …

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Women not safe in Nepal!

By Our Reporter Increasing cases of women rights violation throughout the country as reported by the Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), have shown that Nepal has become unsafe for women. A recent report made public by INSEC said that as compared to 2016, the cases of women rights violation increased …

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Indian Corrections


So much of rhetoric emanating from across the border on the failure of Indian foreign policy vis a vis China is centered around Nepal. This is ironic. In the first place this criticism emanates largely from the Indian Congress which seeded and nurtured India’s traditional foreign policy carried over as …

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Japan to establish mediation centers for communities


By Our Reporter Ambassador of Japan Masashi Ogawa signed a grant contract to install three mediation centers, one at the Patan High Court, and one each at Lalitpur District Court and Bhaktapur District Court, for improvement of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged citizens. The agreement was signed between …

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Bangladesh Embassy observes International Language Day

By Our Reporter Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu observed the “Immortal Shaheed Day (Amar Ekushey)” and the “International Mother Language Day” on Wednesday, 21 February by organizing two separate programmes to commemorate the Day with due solemnity and respect. The programme began with hoisting of the national flag at half mast …

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Japan assists for reconstruction of a school in Gorkha


By Our Reporter Ambassador of Japan Masashi Ogawa signed a grant contract to reconstruct Sarswati Peace School, located in Arughat Rural Municipality, Gorkha District. The agreement was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Subhash Ghimire, Chairperson of Sarswati Foundation, a Nepalese NGO and Editor of Republica, a English daily …

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UML and MC sign unification deal


By Our Reporter After holding several rounds of marathon meetings between CPN-UML chair K. P. Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the two parties agreed to the bases for their merger. The two communist parties which had forged electoral alliance in a dramatic move in October last year, …

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Unification or surrender?


By Our Reporter Finally Maoist Center chairman Pushpakamal Dahal has stepped down from hisbottom-line. He had wanted a written agreement on power sharing both in the government and party. Although, UML and Maoist leaders have announced unification of the two parties by signing on the 7-point agreement, there is no …

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Former King expresses ire against political parties in his D’Day message


By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra in his Democracy Day message has asked the political parties why the issues of political agreements and understanding reached to resolve the political deadlock or instituinalise democracy, which also increased the national pride, were not given priority. Clearly, the former king has expressed his …

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