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Friday 19th of April 2019 Nepali
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The Kremlin’s Little Green Duds
In the decade since the European Union forged a stronger partnership with the Eastern European countries on Russia's doorstep, the Kremlin has tried desperately to reassert its sphere of influence, even launching illegal incursions into Ukraine. Yet it is now clear that Russia's efforts have backfired spectacularly.

Five years ago this month, a small force of “little green men” – soldiers wearing no national insignia – seized control of a police station in Sloviansk, a small village in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast. Thus began the second stage of Russia’s campaign to dismember Ukraine, following its illegal annexation of Crimea that March. As the Kremlin’s own statements at the time made clear, Russia’s goal was to establish a semi-independent statelet – “Novorossiya (New Russia)”......

Immigration Update

SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters): The Trump administration lost a court bid on Thursday aimed at striking down California’s “sanctuary” statutes that prevent local law enforcement from helping the U.S. government’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely affirmed a July ruling from a lower court, which had found the California laws do not conflict with federal immigration rules. The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond......

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President inaugurates 8th national games

NEPALGUNJ, (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated the 8th National Games amid a grand function here at Nepalgunj stadium this evening. Member secretary at the National Sports Council Keshav Kumar Bista delivered the welcome speech..

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Nepali Congress Student wing NSU marking its golden jubilee nationwide today

KATHMANDU: Nepal Student Union – a student wing of main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) – is marking the golden jubilee of its establishment across the country today. The NSU was established in April 1969 (6 Baisakh 2027 BS) when the mother..

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China

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Uyghur Businessman Dies Following Heart Attack in Xinjiang Political ‘Re-education Camp’

A Uyghur businessman has died after suffering a heart attack while detained in a political “re-education camp” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to sources. Yaqup Rozi, believed to be in his mid-40s, died..

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India holds new vote amid violence and protests Friday, April 19th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Millions of voters across India cast ballots in the second round of the world's biggest election Thursday amid violence and protests that highlighted..

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Permissible Influences: Israel and the Australian Elections Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

So much hullabaloo; so much pent-up anger and, let’s face it, so much opportunity for the political classes of Australia. The theme since 2016 is electoral..

Europe

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Holiday island in shock after bus crash kills 29 German tourists Thursday, April 18th, 2019

CANICO, Portugal, (AFP): The Portuguese island of Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus spun off the road and..

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe Friday, April 19th, 2019

By NANCY BENAC, CHAD DAY, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation..

Asia

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Normal Life Did Not Affected By Shutdown Thursday, April 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU:  The Nepal Banda (shutdown) called by Biplav-led Communist Party of Nepal has no impact in the Kathmandu valley on Thursday. Spokesperson at the..

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Dalai Lama discharged from hospital Friday, April 12th, 2019

New Delhi (AFP): The Dalai Lama was discharged from a New Delhi hospital on Friday, his personal spokesman said, three days after being admitted with what an aide called..


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Over Rs 60 million loss incurred from Nepali students studying in India Thursday, April 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Revenue collection amounting to Rs 60 million is estimated to be at a loss as the agency in Nepal could not levy the service charge on Nepali students going..

Travel

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Mountaineer Phurba Sherpa launches ‘My Village, My Place’ from Mt Everest this spring Friday, April 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Phurba Tenzing Sherpa, 13th times Everest summiter, is launching tourism awareness drive by hosting a flag reflecting logo of the campaign from atop the..

Opinion

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The Kremlin’s Little Green Duds Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Five years ago this month, a small force of “little green men” – soldiers wearing no national insignia – seized control of a police station in Sloviansk, a small..

Ode to Our Lady of Europe Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Closing of the Chinese Mind Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Business & Economy

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Over Rs 60 million loss incurred from Nepali students studying in India

KATHMANDU: Revenue collection amounting to Rs 60 million is estimated to be at a loss as the agency in Nepal could not levy..

Nepal Govt. to allow use of forest area hydropower, industries

KATHMANDU: Nepal government has decided to allow various hydropower projects and industries for the use of national forest..

Upper Naugad hydropower production in final stage

DARCHULA: The under-construction upper Naugad second hydropower project has come to the final stage of its production. The..

Interview

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‘Uyghur people fighting for their basic rights and for greater democracy in China’

I am a human rights activist, a mother and a US citizen. I am also an Uyghur, born in Urumqi, East Turkistan in what the Chinese government refers to as its “New Frontier” – Xinjiang. Formally, the Communist China calls it the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, but in reality, it is just an Orwellian mass surveillance..


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How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions Thursday, April 18th, 2019

1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be? Mike Gravel: Cut..

Health

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Annual drug transaction worth Rs 45 billion in Nepal Thursday, April 18th, 2019

POKHARA: Drugs worth Rs 45 billion are transacted in the country annually. This information was shared in a news conference organised on the eve of the National..

Food & Relegion

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Lord Mahaveera’s 2618th birth anniversary observed Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The 2618th birth anniversary of Mahaveer Swami, the pioneer of non-violence and the twenty-fourth 'tirthankara' of Jain religion was observed today, by..

Technology

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Nepal’s first ever satellite launched, PM congratulates Thursday, April 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's first ever satellite 'Nepali Sat-1' has been successfully launched to the space. The first ever satellite in the history of science and technology of..

Crime

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Nepal’s Maoist Ex-child Soldier Lenin Bista Met UN Secretary Friday, April 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Lenin Bista, a former Nepal's Maoist child soldier met UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at Belgium to draw concern about their problems at..

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The Kremlin’s Little Green Duds

Five years ago this month, a small force of “little green men” – soldiers wearing no national insignia – seized control of a police station in Sloviansk, a small village in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast. Thus began the second stage of Russia’s campaign to dismember Ukraine, following its illegal annexation of..

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