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PM Koirala expands cabinet

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today expanded his cabinet by inducting three more ministers today. Koirala administered the oath of

40 years ago: Russia, Communism & Nepal :: By DR…

I had an opportunity to visit Soviet Russia 40 years ago. Then the world was divided in two halves into

1999 hijack case: Yusuf Nepali released from jail

MUMBAI: Bhupal Man Damai alias Yusuf Nepali, who was jailed in connection with the hijacking of Indian airlines flight IC-814

China runs risk with new gas route through central Asia

By Michael Lelyveld: China is planning to start work on a new gas route through Central Asia this year despite

Buddha, Mt. Everest, Art and Nepal: What They Have in…

By Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D. : I am reminded of the Nepali saying “Maal paayara chaal paaunu parchha” (Translation: one must

The Struggle For Humanity :: By Robert J. Burrowes

Sociologists, political scientists, activists of various persuasions and many others often describe social stratification in terms of such measures as

China and India: River wars in the Himalayas

By Amitava Mukherjee: Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s admission in February that the Indian government has asked its Ministry

A different take on Ashtanga Yoga :: by William Sands,…

Discussing Ashtanga Yoga in general terms can be tricky. There are significant differences in its programs and instructions, usually based

Trafficking of Nepal’s Antiquities :: By Dr. Deepak Shimkhada

It’s high time that we discuss the trafficking of Nepal’s antiquities openly and freely. During the 1970s and the 1980s

Nepal PM Sushil Koirala wins praise for shunning perks

By Sanjaya Dhakal, KATHMANDU (BBC): Nepal's 75-year-old prime minister Sushil Koirala might qualify as one of the world's poorest heads

Tibetans Repressed in Nepal, Rights Group Finds

By EDWARD WONG and BHADRA SHARMA, BEIJING (NY Times): Under enormous pressure from China, the Nepalese government restricts the political

China Pressuring Nepal to Control Tibetans

KATHMANDU (AP): China has pressured Nepal to impose tough controls on thousands of Tibetan refugees, including arbitrary detention, excessive use

An Alliance or nexus Against India :: By Asif Ahmed:

Introduction: The Kashmir Problem/conflict is a territorial dispute between the Government of India, Kashmiri insurgent groups and the Government of

Rupandehi will be made hub of mofussil media: UML Secretary…

BUTWAL: Secretary of the CPN-UML, Bishnu Poudel, has said that he would make utmost efforts from his side to develop

Nepal proposes SAARC summit for Nov 14

KATHMANDU: Nepal has proposed to hold the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) next summit on November 14 this

Conflict Over Tibet: Core Causes and Possible Solutions

By Dustin Stokes: In March 2008 Tibet, known for its deeply religious and peaceful Buddhist people, broke out in widespread

‘Negative thinking would not lead us towards our goal’

NEPALGUNJ: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that peace, democracy and national unity should form the basis of economic development

Nepal’s Two Maoists Parties in Unification Bid

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai: Twenty months after they split, two Maoist parties – the UCPN (Maoist) and CPN-Maoist – are

‘Concerted efforts needed for economic development’

NEPALGUNJ: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said all sectors should make concerted efforts for creating an environment for investment which

‘Local elections only after political consensus’

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh has said that some difficulties have surfaced in