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UML Leader Nepal announces candidacy for party chair Saturday, May 31st, 2014

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Saturday announced his candidacy for the post of party chairman at the party’s upcoming general convention. In the function of nominee announcement, Secretary Yubaraj Gyawali proposed Nepal for the post of party chairman organised at the Academy..

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India and its neighbourhood: Fresh air of rapprochement Friday, May 30th, 2014

By Shujaat Bukhari :: Much before he took over as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi hit the diplomatic ground with a master stroke. He invited all the heads of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to witness his swearing in ceremony, not only to make it a grand..

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Changing Nature of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia Thursday, May 29th, 2014

By Ali Raza :: It was the time when both the states India and Pakistan were becoming successful in order to deter each other by deterring tools. But with the passage of time nature of deterrence has been changed and would continue to change if the existing strategic environment prevails. Number of..

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New constitutional within stipulated time: PM Koirala

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Thursday said that no force could stop promulgating new constitution within the stipulated time. The new constitution would be drafted by forging consensus among the political parties, he said speaking at the special constitutional conference organised by..

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Modi and South Asian Stability: Neighbors must have a stake Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

By Shakti Sinha: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders to attend his swearing-in was being debated in Pakistan, the Indian consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat was attacked early on May 23 morning by armed..

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‘I gave up PM’s post to bring change’

KATHMANDU: Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), UCPN (Maoist), chairman and former Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, said he had to quit the premiership as he tried to bring complete change in all sectors of the country at once after assuming the post. "I was forced to resign as Prime..

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Modi hopes Nepal implements constitution soon

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday batted for improved economic cooperation with Nepal and expressed hope that the neighbouring country would adopt its constitution in the stipulated one-year time-frame. "Prime Minister Modi sought better cooperation with Nepal with increased..

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Voting begins at RPP-Nepal

KATHMANDU: Voting to elect a new central working committee has begun at the first general convention of the Nepal Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)-Nepal. The voting started from 8:00 am this morning would continue till 12 noon. The incumbent chairman Kamal Thapa and co-chairman Padma Sundar Lawati..

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Six-member delegation off to India

KATHMANDU: A six-member delegation under the leadership of Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Krishna Gyawali, has left here for New Delhi, India, today. The delegation left here for India to study regarding the new developed structures about the Special Economic Zone. The Nepali delegation,..

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Are China and Vietnam on verge of another war? Sunday, May 25th, 2014

By Parameswaran Ponnudurai :: When China and Vietnam last went to war, both suffered a bloody nose although it was Beijing which fired the first salvo and wanted to teach Hanoi a “lesson.” Thirty-five years later, as deadly anti-China riots wreak havoc this week across Vietnam and push..

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Chinese woman, 5 guides become first to climb Everest Saturday, May 24th, 2014

KATHMANDU: A Chinese woman and five Sherpa guides have scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first team to reach the peak from the Nepal side after a deadly avalanche last month. A Nepalese Tourism Ministry official, Dipendra Paudel, said Saturday that 40-year-old Wang Zing reached the 8,850-meter..

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What Modi means to Nepal :: By Yubaraj Ghimire:

The change of government in New Delhi and Narendra Modi’s taking over as prime minister of India have triggered debate and fear in certain quarters of Nepal. Newspaper editorials and current affairs debates on TV are focusing more on the issue ever since the exit polls and the actual..

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Emerging Geopolitical Trends And Issues In South Asia Friday, May 23rd, 2014

BY Mathews George Chunakara :: When the terminology “geopolitics” was coined at the dawn of the 19th century by the Swedish political scientist Rudolph Kjellén, it epitomised an organic conception of great power rivalry and expansion-related political power to geographical space. At the same..

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Nepal glaciers shrink by quarter in 30 years: scientist

KATHMANDU (AFP): Climate change has caused Nepal’s Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday. A new study by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated..

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Lumbini and Buudha: A True Story :: By Deepak Shimkhada

I have a friend who was born in Karachi in 1939. This was a time when there was no Pakistan. After the British left India, two Pakistans were created—East and West. During the partition in 1947, my friend (still a boy) moved to India with his family and settled in Delhi. Later he received..

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Nepal opens 104 new peaks to climbers Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal has opened 104 new, unconquered peaks to mountaineers, in an attempt to boost tourism after a deadly avalanche effectively ended this year's lucrative Mount Everest climbing season, the government said on Thursday. Climbers can now scale a total of 414 peaks in the..

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