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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was working to resolve border-related disputes with India. The encroached land will be taken back through diplomatic dialogue with India, he said. Talking to members of the reshuffled cabinet and secretaries at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers today, he said that facts show that Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura are Nepali territory, but India has claimed over it as attention was not paid towards it......




The West’s Arrested Social Development
In 1995, the sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf argued that developed countries’ “overriding task” for the subsequent decade was to "square the circle of wealth creation, social cohesion, and political freedom.” More than two decades later, most have not even attempted that feat.

After three decades of worsening economic inequality, advanced-country populations are angry, and they are taking their grievances to the ballot box or the streets. But credibly addressing inequality also demands action regarding a less-discussed facet of this trend: declining intergenerational social mobility. Nowadays, parents cannot assume that their children will be better off than they are. On the contrary, a 2018 OECD report concluded that in the average developed country, it would take......


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Making America Mediocre

The private sector performs well when firms can compete on a level playing field. But if the state is willing to influence market outcomes for individual firms, politically connected parties can gain an advantage over their more efficient competitors. The US economy has long been among the most productive in the world precisely because it has..


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Humans Can Survive Underwater

The latest alarming news about climate change is that huge swaths of densely inhabited land will be underwater by 2050, with their cities “erased.” These reports – which appeared in The New York Times and many other media outlets – are based on a good research paper by scientists at Climate Central, but they get the story wrong. This is..


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Transitional justice to be addressed soon: Chairman Prachanda

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said he was for addressing the transitional justice soon. Addressing a programme organized by the Conflict Victims' Common Platform on the occasion of..

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Former Speaker Mahara files petition at high court

KATHMANDU: Former Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara has filed an appeal at the Patan High Court, challenging the decision of Kathmandu District Court to send him to custody on attempt-to-rape charges. According to..

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Kashiram Sharma, KATHMANDU: Five hundred and fifty-two pillars have been maintained from Gurdengauri of Banke to Karnali River in Bardiya district marking the Nepal-India border. Among them are the main, subsidiary and small ones. However, the situation is that these border markers are not at their proper location. It is said 94 such border pillars are missing in Bardiya. Noone really knows where these border pillars have gone. Among the 103 missing pillars on this stretch of the Nepal-India......


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Israel’s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

By ARON HELLER and JOSEF FEDERMAN, JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s..


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Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

By COLLEEN BARRY, VENICE, Italy (AP): The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was..


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Furious China vows to ‘fight back’ after Congress backs HK democracy

HONG KONG, (AFP): China on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to "destroy" Hong Kong and threatened retaliation after Congress passed new legislation supporting the pro-democracy movement..


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China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

By CHRISTINA LARSON and EMILY WANG, XINING, China (AP): There’s a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world’s last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering..


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Oppn protests in LS over disinvestment of PSUs, electoral bond

NEW DELHI, (PTI): The opposition Congress on Thursday protested in Lok Sabha against privatisation of a few PSUs, including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), and issuance of electoral..


Republicans target military witness in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON, (AFP): A US Army officer and key impeachment witness saw his loyalty called into question by Republicans on Tuesday, as he maintained it was his "duty" to flag an "inappropriate" telephone call by President Donald Trump. Alexander..

Middle East

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Israel’s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

By ARON HELLER and JOSEF FEDERMAN, JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray..


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FMTC to purchase 30,000 metric tonnes of paddy in first phase

KATHMANDU: The Food Management and Trade Company (FMTC) is to purchase 30,000 metric tonnes of paddy this year. Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Shreemani Raj Khanal, said that with the..


Business & Economy

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Pancheshwor Development Authority: governing body meeting to be held in New Delhi

KATHMANDU: The Pancheshwor Development Authority is holding its joint meeting of the project's governing body in New Delhi in order to forward the much hyped but badly delayed Pancheshwor Hydropower Project. The governing body's meeting is being held on in New Delhi on November 29. A 13-member Nepali delegation led by Secretary at Ministry of..


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No paragliding competition in 13th SAG

KATHMANDU: Paragliding competition would be held in 13th South Asian Games scheduled from December 1 to 10 in Nepal. It is sure that the paragliding competition would not take place in this SAG after only players from Nepal and Pakistan registered their name for the competition till Wednesday, said Nepal Olympic Committee, Tej Bahadur Gurung. A..



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Kumar Panta elected NRNA president with 1,217 votes

KATHMANDU: Kumar Panta, receiving 1,217 votes, has been elected the President of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in the election held in course of the 9th NRN Global Conference and NRNA International General Assembly. According to the election committee, his nearest rival Kul Acharya was defeated by 147 votes. Similarly, Dr Badri KC,..


By SONIA PEREZ D., GUATEMALA CITY (AP): The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case. Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the Honduran man had reached the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, but was sent to Guatemala on Thursday. Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart said that more flights with returned asylum seekers are......


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The dollar is our currency, but it’s your problem: Paola Subacchi

Paola Subacchi: The People’s Bank of China wants to keep the renminbi exchange rate stable and in line with the government’s policy objectives. Since August 2015, when tumbling Chinese stock prices raised the specter of financial instability, that has meant, first and foremost, preventing excessive capital outflows. As growth slows and US..

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Nepal’s Weather: Local wind likely to bring light rainfall

KATHMANDU: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said some places in the eastern hilly region in the country will have light rains owing to local winds in the next 24 hours. Meteorologist Manju Basi shared that most the places in the country witnessed weather change because of local and westerly wind. "Few places in the hilly regions are..


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KMC to be declared beggar-free metropolis

Narayan Dhungana, KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has decided to declare itself as the 'Beggar-free Metropolitan City'. This declaration would be made on December 15 on the occasion..


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1,200 climbers acquire permission to climb different mountains in autumn season

KATHMANDU: One thousand and two hundreds climbers of 164 groups have acquired permission to climb mountains in this autumn season. The climbers have obtained permission from the Department of..


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Business as Usual: Evo Morales and the Coup Condition Thursday, November 14th, 2019

There is an inherent bestiality in the politics of the Americas that signals coup, assassination and disruption. No state is ever allowed to go through what is weakly..


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Fake Nepali currencies of 1000 and 500 denomination found in Waling

KATHMANDU: The use of fake Nepali currencies of 500 and 1000 denomination has been reported in Waling, Syangja, recently. The National Cooperatives Bank (NCB), Waling branch which received those currencies from three cooperatives in Waling were..


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Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Google's tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can..


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India bans herb import from Nepal

BANKE: The export of Nepali herbal (jadibuti), which has been put on hold for the past one year due to obstruction of Indian plant quarantine, has yet to resume. Publishing a notice in the gazette on 1 October 2019, the Government of India had..


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Mass Tripitak recitation begins in Lumbini

KATHMANDU: A mass Tripitak recitation has begun in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, regarded as the apostle of world peace. The programme was inaugurated by Chief Minister at the State-5, Shankar Pokharel by lighting lamps. On the occasion,..


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KATHMANDU: The 'Sagarmatha Sambaad' (Sagarmatha Dialogue) to be held on April 3-4 next year in Kathmandu will lay emphasis on 'Climate Change, Mountains and Future of the Humanity' in its first edition. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said so during the inauguration of the Secretariat for Sagarmatha Sambaad here today. The Secretariat is located inside the Narayanhiti Museum and towards the Department of Passport under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister Gyawali,......