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NCP Row Continues To Grow
Pro-Chinese, Pro-Indian Faction of Prachanda Opposes PM Oli For Supporting MCC

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- The longstanding dispute of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) continued to spike up, as the pro-Chinese and pro-Indian faction of the party led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” opposed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for supporting the US-Nepal Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) development project. PM Oli, in a bid to convince Prachanda that the MCC project was for checking and balancing Chinese and Indian influence in Nepal, called a one-on-one meeting at......

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Are Riots Justifiable?
The protests that followed the brutal police killing of George Floyd have at times become violent and caused considerable damage to public and private property. But riots are not always indefensible, and we can use three criteria to assess that question.

In late May and June, following the brutal death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, mass protests against systemic racism took place across the United States and around the world. Floyd’s death followed many previous police killings of unarmed African-Americans who were not behaving violently. Most protests were peaceful, but some turned into riots with widespread looting and vandalism. But while protesting against police brutality and racism is surely......

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Spiteful Authority: Malaysia Goes for the Journalists

Malaysia’s record on letting journalists be is a blotted one. This month, authorities have been kept busy intimidating the independent news outlet Malaysiakini, with a seven-member federal court panel agreeing to hear contempt proceedings against its editor-in-chief Steven Gan. Charged under section 114A of the Evidence Act, Gan and his outlet..

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Are Riots Justifiable?

In late May and June, following the brutal death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, mass protests against systemic racism took place across the United States and around the world. Floyd’s death followed many previous police killings of unarmed African-Americans who were not behaving violently. Most protests were..

Politics

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NCP Row Continues To Grow

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- The longstanding dispute of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) continued to spike up, as the pro-Chinese and pro-Indian faction of the party led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” opposed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli..

Nation & Society

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Monsoon flooding in Jhapa: One dead, 749 displaced

BIRATNAGAR:- A person died, next one went missing and 749 others were displaced after the Kankai and other rivers in Jhapa district were swollen. According to the District Police Office, Jhapa, the deceased has been identified as Rajesh Ganesh, 35,..

Inside Story

News Feature: 7 secrets of the only living VC recipient Gurkha soldier
Gurkha soldiers of the British Army are regarded as 'brave'. And, Victoria Cross (VC) recipients are termed 'braver'. Ram Bahadur Limbu is the only living Nepalese Gurkha soldier holding the VC title to his prestigious British Army career from 1960 to 1985.

By Birat Anupam, SUNSARI:- Exactly on the same day today 54 years ago, Ram Bahadur Limbu was conferred the prestigious Victoria Cross at the Buckingham Palace of the British monarch. The British Queen had decorated Limbu with the VC on 12 July 1966. After 54 years of this great military achievement, the 85-year-old Limbu is the only surviving Victoria Cross recipient Nepali Gurkha soldier. Out of hundreds of Gurkha soldiers fighting on behalf of British military in the first and second world......

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Indonesia’s virus cases accelerate past 75,000

JAKARTA, (AFP):- The number of coronavirus cases in Indonesia exceeded 75,000 as infections in the two largest hotspots continued to accelerate after the government eased physical-distancing curbs..

Europe

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Poland’s momentous presidential runoff too close to call

By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, WARSAW, Poland (AP):- An exit poll for Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed a race that is too close to call between the conservative, populist..

China

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500,000 Hong Kongers cast ‘protest’ vote

HONG KONG, (AFP):- Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough..

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Tibetan Refugees Brave Nightmare In Nepal Due To Police Brutalities

By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU:- Every other day, news reports of brutalities from police and other security personnel from Chinese and Nepalese side against the Tibetan refugees surface in the media...

India

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India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases, death toll climbs to 22,123

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according..


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California

LA County Reports High Number of Positive Cases
18 New Deaths and 3,322 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES:- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 18 new deaths and 3,322 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 133,549 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,809 deaths. Testing results are available for over 1,336,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive. Currently, there are 2,093 people hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 19% are confirmed......

18 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP):- Eighteen people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a..

Middle East

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Turkey’s president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

By SUZAN FRASER, ISTANBUL, (AP):- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open to Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934..

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Nepal Central Bank directs banks, financial institutions to open on holidays

KATHMANDU:- Nepal Central Bank (Nepal Rastra Bank) has directed banks and financial institutions to provide service also on holidays including Saturday effective from tomorrow. The direction means..

 

Business & Economy

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Nepal Government receives commitment of 36 billion in FDI

KATHMANDU:- Nepal Government has received the commitment of around 36 billion rupees in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the current fiscal year. According to the Ministry of Industry, the commitment of Rs 35.94 billion was received for 213 enterprises until July 5 for the fiscal year 2019/20. The Department of Industry statistics states that..

Sports

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Dhakal acting member-secretary of National Sports Council

KATHMANDU:- Bhakta Bahadur Dhakal has been designated as the acting member secretary of National Sports Council (NSC). The Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday has given the responsibility of acting member secretary to Dhakal. Also the Chief of Sports Division of the Ministry, Dhakal got the responsibility of acting member secretary as per..

 


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13 more Nepalese die of COVID-19 abroad

KATHMANDU:- Thirteen more Nepalese have died of coronavirus abroad in the past one week. According to Non-Resident Nepali Association's Health Committee, the tally includes fresh deaths from the United Arab Emirates (6), India (5) and one each from Oman and Kuwait. As informed by the Committee, till Saturday evening, 143 Nepalis succumbed to the..

Immigration

USCIS Awaits Emergency Bailout From Congress Amid Deepening Financial Crisis
Thousands Of Green Card, Work Permit Printing Works Are Stalled Now

Staff Writer, LOS ANGELES:- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is revered and responsible for its legal immigration works, is in crisis now due to the lack of funding, impending furlough of USCIS employees and uncertainty about a bailout from the US Congress. The USCIS needs at least $ 1.2 billion fund to keep it going. In May, 2020, the USCIS wrote to the Congress mentioning that, if they do not get this bailout, they may have to furlough at least 13,000......

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Interview: Jorge G. Castañeda Says More…

Project Syndicate: As you note in your latest PS commentary, the problems exposed by America’s triple crisis of COVID-19, economic recession, and mass protests over racial injustice and police violence are rooted not in President Donald Trump’s failures, as dangerous as they are, but in the country’s “founding conditions.” That is why..

Life Style

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News Feature: 7 secrets of the only living VC recipient Gurkha soldier

By Birat Anupam, SUNSARI:- Exactly on the same day today 54 years ago, Ram Bahadur Limbu was conferred the prestigious Victoria Cross at the Buckingham Palace of the British monarch. The British Queen had decorated Limbu with the VC on 12 July 1966. After 54 years of this great military achievement, the 85-year-old Limbu is the only surviving..

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Sample of 5,000 people collected for COVID-19 test in Kathmandu Valley

KATHMANDU:- Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control Division has collected samples from 5,000 people in Kathmandu Valley for PCR test of coronavirus infection. The Division has started..

Travel

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Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic

By JON GAMBRELL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):- From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means..

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Origins of Future discussed – Vienna Process launched Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniversary of Nuremberg Trials with the conference “From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of..

Crime

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Cases filed against various persons, companies for revenue leakage

KATHMANDU:- Cases have been filed against various persons and companies on the charge of revenue leakage by evading tax and using duplicate VAT bill. Department of Revenue Investigation on Wednesday filed the cases at the high court demanding..

Technology

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Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

By TALI ARBEL, SEATTLE, WA, (AP):- Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the..

Health

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82 more individuals test positive for coronavirus in Nepal

KATHMANDU:- Coronavirus has been confirmed to 82 more individuals in the last 24 hours in Nepal. According to the Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Jageshwor Gautam, those 82 individuals tested positive for the virus were..

Religion

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After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

By REESE DUNKLIN and MICHAEL REZENDES, NEW YORK (AP):- The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to..

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Miscellany

JHAPA:- A person has died after being swept away by the flooded Biring river following continuous rainfall in the district. Rajesh Ganesh,35, of Jhapa rural municipality-5 drowned while bathing in the river, according to Nepal Red Cross Society Jhapa chair Lokraj Dhakal. Meanwhile, flood water from the Kankai river has displaced four families in Shivasatakshi-10 and one family in Gaurigunj-1. Furthermore, 15 families in Shivasatakshi and 12 in Gaurigunj are at high risk due to the flooded......