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Nepal-China information superhighway opens Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Hari Lamichhane, CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Nepal and northern neighbor China have been linked to the international connectivity in a commercial way following tremendous efforts to this end. The Nepal Telecom (NT) and China Telecom Global in China have formally started services of ‘cross-border..

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Unwarranted tussle for provincial capitals Monday, January 8th, 2018

Manoj Karki, KATHMANDU: The weather of the country is getting colder by the day but the debate over the choice of capitals of the seven provinces is heating up. The folks of Dhankuta have even arrived in the federal capital to exert pressure on the government to declare the hill district as the..

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2017 AD, a foundation year for Nepal’s prosperity Friday, January 5th, 2018

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The year 2017 has just ended with some far-reaching impressions and precedence in Nepal’s history. Nepal witnessed many ups and downs both positive and negative last year. The year 2017 left behind sweet memories in political, social and economic domains but disaster..

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Nepal Rejects India’s Offer To Jointly Re-Measure Mt Everest Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

NEW DELHI: Nepal has rejected India's offer to jointly re-measure the height of the world's highest peak Mount Everest following the massive earthquake in 2015 and will carry out the exercise on its own, the top official of the Himalayan nation's survey department has said. Nepal will, however,..

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After the Red Victory of the Left Alliance in Nepal Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: Ending nearly a-decade-long political transition after the Comprehensive Peace Accord and longstanding political instability, the left alliance of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) has accomplished a landslide victory, trouncing the current ruling Nepali Congress..

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Yet another political deadlock stares the nation after elections Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Deep Raj Sanyal, KATHMANDU: With the historic elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies over, the nation has now entered into a new political course of constitution implementation per se. This is the first election to be held in accordance with the constitution promulgated by..

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820 billion rupees required to run the federal system

KATHMANDU: A preliminary estimate by the Finance Ministry shows that at least Rs. 820 billion would be required to run the federal administration for the next three years. This will include the establishment of provincial infrastructure in the first phase, including the administrative units for the..

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Alliance of Communist Parties Leading Nepal Election Results Saturday, December 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation. According to preliminary results by Nepal’s Election Commission on Saturday, the alliance of Communist Party of Nepal..

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Taking party by surprise, Chhakka Bahadur wins in Humla Friday, December 8th, 2017

Ramesh Lamsal & Hari Lamichhane, KATHMANDU: The independent candidate Chhaka Bahadur Lama won a parliamentary seat from Humla, the one constituency district. Lama ran independently after the CPN (Maoist Centre) to which he was associated refused to give him a ticket.  Lama got 8,491 votes..

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Next Door Nepal: No room for egos Monday, January 22nd, 2018

The constitutional and political limbo following the elections has exposed the inadequacies of the country’s two-year-old constitution. The formation of a new..

BRI will boost Nepal-China relations Sunday, January 21st, 2018