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Sushil Koirala roundly criticised for inertia in Government Monday, May 19th, 2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan :: It was no surprise that in the parliamentary meeting of the Nepali Congress held at the PM’s residence on 3rd May, a large number of members roundly criticised PM Sushil Koirala for not exercising the PM’s power fully and for creating an inertia in the government by..

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CHINA-VIETNAM RELATIONS: RISING PANDA HIDDEN ANGST Sunday, May 18th, 2014

By Daniel Bodirsky :: Vietnam’s troubled relationship with China is a common topic of conversation on the streets of Hanoi. Beijing’s maritime aggression is a very real concern for locals, and with the recent 35th anniversary of the Sino-Vietnamese war, China remains the chief bogeyman in the..

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‘Two Maoist parties unification is necessity’

KATHMANDU: The UCPN (Maoist) and CPN-Maoist, are making efforts to unify to regain their lost position in the national politics, top officials of both parties have said. Top officials of both parties have been meeting during the last few days to highlight the importance of unification in a bid to..

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CHINA’S STEELMAKERS STALL ANTI-SMOG PLAN Saturday, May 17th, 2014

By Michael Lelyveld :: Backdoor financing deals and debt disputes in China’s steel industry are challenging the government’s plans to fight pollution and promote sustainable growth. In September, China’s government pledged to cut excess steel production capacity as part of a five-year..

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Kathmandu hopes for continuity in India’s Nepal policy

KATHMANDU: Nepal Saturday expressed confidence that India will not change its policy towards the Himalayan nation after the victory of Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Lok Sabha elections. Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey told media persons here that while India could change its internal..

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NEPAL: RIFT WITHIN A RIFT – ANALYSIS Friday, May 16th, 2014

By S. Binodkumar Singh :: On April 28, 2014, two Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) cadres loyal to Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda were seriously injured after cadres loyal to former Prime Minister and former Vice-Chairman Dr. Baburam Bhattarai exchanged blows at the..

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Nepal human development report released Thursday, May 15th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Human Development Report 2014 developed jointly by the National Planning Commission and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was released here on Thursday in Kathmandu. Vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission Dr Govind Raj Pokharel and Visiting UN..

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Oli’s, Nepal’s health improving: Health Minister

KATHMANDU: The health condition of CPN (UML) parliamentary party leader KP Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is improving, Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari said addressing a programme heer today. Oli is undergoing treatment at the Bumrungrad Hospital in Thailand while..

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TIBET: HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS – ANALYSIS Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

By Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan :: Examining Tibet today, the first topic of concern to the international community is spread through the voice of H.H. Dalai Lama and Tibetan government-in-exile; human rights. One cannot overlook the frequency of self-immolations being committed by peaceful Tibetan..

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Gharti announces Candidacy for the Flemish Parliament

Brussels, Belgium: An Belgian of Nepali origin Birman Gharti has declared his nomination for the Flemish Parliament election 2014. Birman Gharti, who hails from Sheram VDC, Ghusbang of Rolpa, filed his nomination as a Workers party candidate for the Flemish Parliament election 2014. Gharti is..

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‘Country on course towards peace and stability’

LUMBINI: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said the country was moving towards peace, stability and a democratic constitution, expressing the confidence it would soon reach that goal. Addressing a programme organised by the Lumbini Development Trust at Lumbini on the occasion of the 2558th Buddha..

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Tibet independence flames burn agonisingly bright – Analysis Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila :: Tibet independence flames continue to burn agonisingly bright with the unending stream of searing self-immolations in Tibet protesting the continued Chinese occupation of Tibet and demanding restoration of a “Free Tibet” and return of The Dalai Lama from exile in..

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‘Lawmakers asked to avoid foreign trips’

KATHMANDU: Chairman of Constituent Assembly Subas Nemwang has asked lawmakers to avoid foreign trips until the promulgation of a new constitution. The head of the constitution drafting body made the announcement in the meeting of Constituent Assembly Tuesday, stating that such visits would..

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Labor migration has become a fashion in Nepal

Bibbi Abruzzini, KATHMANDU: Almost half a million Nepalese migrated to foreign countries in search of job opportunities in 2013, as leaving the country has become increasingly "fashionable" , according to Director General of the Department of Foreign Employment, Krishna Hari Pushkar. "The number..

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Lumbini: The backbone of economic development Monday, May 12th, 2014

By Damodar Prasad Acharya :: Sometimes I hear from different foreign individuals that Nepal is a poor country but in fact, Nepal is the richest country of its natural resources, cultural and historical heritages. Until now we are unable to properly utilize our resources, that's why many Nepali..

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