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It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always going to be contingent on some level. Its colonial past is a poke, a reminder of British bullying, the corruptions of opium and a time when Qing China was torn and a compulsive signer of unequal treaties. The 99-year lease over the New Territories, along with some 235 islands arose from the second Convention of Peking, signed on......


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Justice for Journalists

It has been more than eight months since Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of his home country’s government who had been living in self-exile, was tortured, killed, and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As the Saudis bent over backward to obscure the truth about Khashoggi’s fate, Turkey launched an..


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The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill

It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always going to be contingent on some level. Its colonial past is a poke, a reminder of British bullying, the corruptions of opium and a time when Qing China was torn and a compulsive..


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Common responsibility of all to safeguard achievements: Prime Minister Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that it was the common responsibility of all to safeguard the achievements made through the sacrifices of the people. "Encouraging bad customs and trends in the name of democracy is not acceptable,..

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Nepali Journalists organised Signature campaign against Media Council Bill

KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepali Journalists organised a signature collection campaign across the country today, demanding withdrawl of the Media Council bill. The campaign will run until Thursday, according to FNJ General Secretary Ramesh..

Inside Story

By Manoj Rijal, New York: Venezuela is in crisis now. More than 4 million of its people have fled this South American country because of the ongoing violence and conflict between the government and opposition forces, coupled with the acute shortage of basic food supplies and cooking gas, and fueled by the lack of electricity and water. Food prices and unemployment have sky-rocketed along with an increase of insecurity and lawlessness. Sexual abuses, along with the cases of child and women......


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US sending troops to Mideast amid Gulf tensions over Iran

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran’s announcement it will not comply with the..


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Far-right motive seen in German pro-migrant official’s murder

Berlin (AFP): German prosecutors said Monday they suspect a far-right motive in the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant city official that stunned the country two weeks ago. This would make..


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China earthquake kills 12, injures 134 Monday, June 17th, 2019

SICHUAN, CHINA, (AFP): The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and..


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Thousands of Monks, Nuns Evicted From Sichuan’s Yachen Gar Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have recently forced nearly 3,500 monks and nuns from the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center located in Kardze..


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7 civilians injured in grenade attack near police station

SRINAGAR, (PTI): At least seven civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants on a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday, officials said. The militants lobbed..



Trump says having ‘extended meeting’ with Xi at G20 summit

WASHINGTON, (AFP): US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and that they will hold an "extended meeting" next week at the G20 summit. Trump's tweet set a more upbeat tone..

Middle East

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Egypt’s former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

CAIRO, (AFP): Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as the UN backed calls for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom. The Islamist leader, who..


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Phoenix Capital starts digital scheme for personal loans in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Phoenix Capital Pvt. Ltd. on Friday launched digital marketplace for personal loans in Nepal– Karjabazaar is a digital platform where the users can view different retail..



Business & Economy

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NOC collects over Rs 32 billion for Budhi Gandaki project

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has collected Rs 32.2 billion in infrastructure tax for the construction of 1,200-megawatt hydropower project, although no decision has been made about which modality it would be made. The amount was collected as of 31 May this year. NOC has been levying infrastructure tax Rs 5 per litre on petroleum..


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World Cup 2019: India Continue Unbeaten Run With Crushing Win Over Pakistan

STRETFORD: India continued their dominance over Pakistan in World Cup cricket with an 89-run win (DLS method) in World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. It was a complete performance from Virat Kohli's team despite a few rain stoppages during the mega clash. Pakistan were 166 for six when it started raining again and with the match..



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Nepal and UK agree to discuss Gurkha matters

LONDON: Nepal and the United Kingdom have agreed to continue discussion on Gurkha matters, while recognizing Gurkhas as a vital link in strengthening the bilateral relationship. In a joint communiqué issued on the occasion of the June 10-12 visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK and..

American Journey

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By JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the United States illegally ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid . The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week will “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump said in a pair of tweets Monday night. “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he wrote. An......


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Bonita Sharma, winner of Lead 2030 Challenge, inspiration to Nepali youth

Ajita Rijal, KATHMANDU: Bonita Sharma, winner of Lead 2030 Challenge, has been the latest inspiration to all youth of Nepal. Last week, 24-year-old Sharma, co-founder and CEO of Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI),was announced the winner of the Lead 2030 Challenge for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) # 2 ‘Zero Hunger’ category..

Life Style

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Nepal’s Weather: Monsoon has delayed by two weeks this year

KATHMANDU: The country has reeled under scorching heat affecting normal life as the arrival of monsoon has been delayed by almost two weeks this year. In Nepal, monsoon generally begins on June 10, but this year it has not yet begun. Meteorologists have said that no such phenomenon has been developed so far from the Bay of Bengal, the largest..


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President Bhandari presents different awards

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented awards to the winners of the National Poetry Festival organized by the Nepal Academy, amidst a function here today. While awarding the awards..


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200 air passengers stranded at Lukla

SOLUKHUMBU: Passengers have been stranded for no flight operations at Tenzing Hilari Airport Lukla for the past four days. Praveen Shrestha, acting chief of Lukla Airport shared that no take-off and..


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What Survives Genocide? Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Jeffrey Ostler’s Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas, tells a complex, honest, and nuanced story..


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Indian number plate vehicles plying illegally in Siraha

SIRAHA: Indian registered vehicles entering Nepali territory without paying tax has gone rampant in the Nepal-India bordering areas of Siraha district affecting revenue collection, said the district customs office. However, the police are finding..


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Involvement of youths from 20-30 years in cyber crime high in Nepal

Achyut Regmi, KATHMANDU: Incidents of cyber crime have increased along with rising use of social sites like facebook, twitter and viber in the country. One thousand and 570 complaints related to cyber crime have been filed at the Metropolitan Crime..


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26 contracted with dengue in 11 months in Chitwan Nepal

CHITWAN: A total of 26 persons were contracted with dengue in the last 11 months in the district. District Health Office tested positive for dengue among 26 while conducting blood test of 1,370 persons. Among the infected, 11 are from Chitwan..


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Buddhist religious tourism promoted in three emerging countries

KATHMANDU:Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has put in place promotional campaign in different countries to establish Nepal as entry point of Buddhist religious tourism. In collaboration with the Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SITTO), NTB has..


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KAPILBASTU: Schools in Banganga municipality in Kapilbastu district are closing for three days from today due to the scorching heat that has increased since the past few days. A meeting of the Federation of Teachers town committee, PABSON town committee and the Banganga municipality education committee took this decision in view of the excessive temperature making life of students and teachers difficult. Banganga municipality education committee officer Khim Bahadur GC said all schools in the......