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America’s Captured Courts
Decades ago, a group of powerful US corporate interests recognized that the unpopular policies they sought faced steady headwinds in the elected branches of government. But courts, stocked with amenable judges and presented with the right cases, could reliably deliver political wins without answering to voters.

Any objective observer of the American political system must wonder why, when the United States confronts the world’s highest COVID-19 death toll and a ravaged economy, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will do nothing but confirm outgoing President Donald Trump’s appointees to the federal judiciary. It’s strange behavior. The explanation is a special-interest lobby operating largely out of public view – a political creature that has stalked America’s judiciary for......

Inside Story

KATHMANDU:- Haribodhini Ekadashi, a religious ritual dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the god responsible for upkeep and sustaining life on Earth, is being observed by Hindus in the country today. On this day, devotees pay obeisance to Lord Vishnu by observing fast and taking holy dips at rivers and ponds since early in the morning. Hindus believe that one who fasts on this day and worships Vishnu, gets blessings. Haribodhini Ekadashi is considered an important festival as on this day, Vishnu......

Opinion

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Keeping the Global Focus on Low-Income Countries

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is suffering its sharpest decline since the Great Depression. But while everybody is hurting, it is the world’s poorest countries that will pay the highest price unless they receive more help. Some 1.5 billion people live in low-income developing countries, struggling to overcome weak public..

Analysis

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America’s Captured Courts

Any objective observer of the American political system must wonder why, when the United States confronts the world’s highest COVID-19 death toll and a ravaged economy, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will do nothing but confirm outgoing President Donald Trump’s appointees to the federal judiciary. It’s strange behavior. The..

Politics

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PM Oli Prepares To Fire Back On Prachanda Amid His Aides Readying Political Report

By N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- The much touted secretarial meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to be held after “10 days” is taking place on Saturday, November 28, 2020. In the words of PM Oli, Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”..

Nation & Society

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Three missing after van plunges into Trishuli river

CHITWAN:- Three people on their way to Kathmandu from Pyuthan have gone missing after the pick-up van that they were travelling in fell into the Trishuli river. The incident took place at Icchyakamana rural municipality-4 at around 5:30 this..

World

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Ethiopian leader rejects international ‘interference’ in war

By CARA ANNA,NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):- Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying..

Europe

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Europe’s Christmas ski season threatened by virus as cases pass 60 mn

BERLIN, (AFP):- Germany announced Wednesday that it will push for Europe to ban ski holidays in a bid to curb coronavirus infections, while cases of Covid-19 reached a new peak of more than 60..

China

BEIJING, (AP):- China is stepping up virus inspections on imported food packaging as cooler weather brings new waves of coronavirus infections in several overseas countries, Chinese officials said Wednesday. Packaging is “not exempt” from carrying the virus, deputy director of the National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center Li Ning told reporters. While the coronavirus positivity rate for tests on packages was just 0.48 per 10,000, that proportion is increasing along with the number of......

Tibet

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Tibetan leader makes rare White House visit

SHANGHAI, (Reuters):- The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the..

India

PUDUCHERRY, INDIA, (AFP):- A powerful cyclonic storm hurtled into India's southeastern coast early Thursday, uprooting trees and packing strong winds and rains as tens of thousands of people took refuge in shelters. The centre of Nivar made landfall at 3:05 am local time near Puducherry with winds of up to 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour. Thousands of state and national emergency personnel were deployed in the southern regions of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry as authorities......

California

LOS ANGELES:- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to see troubling increases in key indicators, including daily new cases, hospitalizations, and test positivity rates. Today, Public Health has confirmed 49 new deaths and 4,311 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 378,323 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 7,543 deaths. The County's daily cases of COVID-19 has sharply increased. From November 1......

Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe

By ERIC TUCKER, WASHINGTON (AP):-  President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, ending a yearslong prosecution in the Russia investigation that saw Flynn twice plead guilty to lying to the FBI and..

Middle East

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UN agency: Israel’s Gaza blockade has devastated economy

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, JERUSALEM (AP):- Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it..

Markets

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Nepal sees fall in import and rise in export

KATHMANDU:- The import of foreign goods has decreased while export has increased in the first four months of the current fiscal year 2077/78 BS. According to the data made public by the Department..

 

Business & Economy

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RBB provides grant amount to energy-efficient and energy saving companies

KATHMANDU:- Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) has provided subsidy amount to various companies for contributing to saving energy. The Bank provided the grant assistance under the Energy Efficiency Program run with the grant support from the German Government. The Premier Organics Pvt Ltd received a grant of Rs 5 million 351 thousand 584, the Hulas..

Sports

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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

By DEBORA REY, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP):- Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. A person close to Maradona said he died Wednesday of a heart attack. The person spoke..

 


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Diaspora

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KLF Hosts a Dedicated Session on Gurkhas, Atul K. Thakur will be in Conversation with Tim I. Gurung

HONG KONG:- One of the greater known histories of globe about Gurkhas will be glorified when writer and author of the book 'Ayo Gorkhali-A History Of The Gurkhas' Tim I. Gurung will be seen in conversation with the writer and Kathmandu Post columnist Atul K Thakur during the Bhava Samvad of Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF). The session will be live..

Immigration

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist, according to court papers filed Tuesday. In a motion that must still be approved by a federal judge, the Justice Department and lawyers for several of the women agreed that immigration authorities would not carry out any deportations until mid-January. Dozens of women have alleged that they were mistreated by Dr.......

Interview

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Chairman Dahal’s accusations apolitical, impulsive: Prime Minister Advisor Rimal

KATHMANDU:- NCP Standing Committee Member and Chief Political Advisor to the Prime Minister Bishnu Rimal has claimed that the accusations levelled at party Chairman and PM KP Sharma Oli by another Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' were apolitical and impulsive. Chief Advisor Rimal shared it with the National News Agency (RSS) while talking..

Life Style

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Meghan Markle reveals miscarriage in July

NEW YORK, (AFP):- Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July this year, writing in the New York Times on Wednesday of the deep grief and loss she endured with her husband Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex, who married the British prince in 2018, had the couple's first child, Archie, the following year. In the piece in the..

Capital

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KMC operates mobile van to collect swab

KATHMANDU:- Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started collecting swab by operating mobile van at every tole in order to make activities related to preventing, controlling and treatment of..

Travel

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A beautified Lumbini ready to welcome visitors after reopening

RUPANDEHI:- Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is eagerly waiting for tourists following its reopening after being closed for eight months due to global COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism..

Crime

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Wife killed, husband and daughter injured in accident

MAHENDRANAGAR:- A woman died in a road accident that took place at Krishnapur municipality of the district last night. The accident took place when a motorcycle (Ma. 1 Pa. 6766) was hit by a tractor..

Technology

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France risks US ire with vow to impose digital tax this year

PARIS, (AFP):- France will enforce a new digital levy for online technology giants this year, breaking a truce with Washington over the long-running tax fight that could prompt a round of punitive US..

Blog

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Top 10 Reasons to Reject Blinken Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Antony Blinken is not the Secretary of State the United States or the world needs, and the U.S. Senate should reject his nomination. Here are 10 reasons: 1. A president..

Health

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Nepal COVID-19 Update: 1,948 New Cases, 2,140 Recoveries, 28 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours

KATHMANDU:- In the last 24 hours, an additional 1,948 people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19). A total of 9,210 samples tested in laboratories across the country confirmed the infection in 774 women and 1,174..

Religion

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Haribodhini Ekadashi being observed today

KATHMANDU:- Haribodhini Ekadashi, a religious ritual dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the god responsible for upkeep and sustaining life on Earth, is being observed by Hindus in the country today. On this day, devotees pay obeisance to Lord Vishnu by..

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Miscellany

KATHMANDU:- The sky across the nation would remain partial to fully cloudy today due to influence of westerly wind. Similarly, light rainfall and snowfall would take place at some places. There is possibility of light snowfall at high hilly areas of Bagmati, Gandaki, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces as well as light rainfall at one or two places of Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces. Meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Samir Shrestha, said the sky would remain......