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CHITWAN: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has clarified that the Prime Minister and party chair KP Sharma Oli will follow the party secretariat meeting decision of recommending its vice chair Bamdev Gautam as a member of the National Assembly. The NCP on Wednesday had decided to nominate its vice-chairman Gautam as a member of the NA. Prachanda added that the Party's central secretariat meeting chaired by the chairmen Duo Oli and Dahal had recommended......

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The True Price of Carbon
For decades, economists have been wrestling with how best to weigh the current cost of emissions reductions against costs that will come years or even centuries from now. But a consensus has proved to be elusive, because traditional economic models don't treat atmospheric carbon like an asset.

At the center of many policy challenges is a contest between “realists” and “radicals.” That’s true of the ongoing Democratic primary race in the United States, for example, and it has long defined the climate-change debate. Will incremental policies such as a modest carbon price save us from disaster, or does climate change call for a more revolutionary approach? Attempts to answer this question typically rely more on gut feelings and political instincts than on rigorous analysis.......

Opinion

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A Pandemic of Deglobalization?

The outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, that began in Wuhan, China, may well turn into a global pandemic. Nearly 50 countries have confirmed cases of the virus, with the precise nature of the transmission mechanism remaining unclear. Pandemics are not just passing tragedies of sickness and death. The omnipresence of such mass-scale..

Analysis

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The True Price of Carbon

At the center of many policy challenges is a contest between “realists” and “radicals.” That’s true of the ongoing Democratic primary race in the United States, for example, and it has long defined the climate-change debate. Will incremental policies such as a modest carbon price save us from disaster, or does climate change call for a..

Politics

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Secretariat decision will be implemented: Prachanda

CHITWAN: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has clarified that the Prime Minister and party chair KP Sharma Oli will follow the party secretariat meeting decision of recommending its vice chair Bamdev Gautam..

Nation & Society

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Banskota files defamation case in Kathmandu district court

KATHMANDU: Gokul Prasad Banskota, who resigned as Minister for Communications and Information Technology for allegedly demanding commission from the procurement of the security printing press, today filed a defamation case in the Kathmandu district..

Inside Story

BHAKTAPUR: The students and other people kept in Kharipati quarantine since 16 February after their evacuation from Wuhan of China, the epicenter of COVID-19, would return home on 17th day of their isolation. A total of 175 students have been staying in the buildings of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) at Kharipati while 18 people including pilots and crew members of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) kept at Drinking Water Training Centre Office, Nagarkot have completed 13 days of......

World

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Afghanistan’s future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal

DOHA, (AFP): Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha on Saturday that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return..

Europe

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Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms

Edinburgh (AFP): Prince Harry asked to be introduced as just "Harry" at an event on Wednesday, kicking off a final round of public engagements before he and wife Meghan step back from their royal..

China

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Outspoken Hong Kong publisher held over pro-democracy march

HONG KONG (AP): Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper says the outspoken head of its publishing group, Jimmy Lai, has been held by police Friday over his participation in a protest march in August that..

Tibet

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Tibetan Protests Close Down China Propaganda Outreach in New York

An exhibit showing supposed social advances in Tibet was closed in a New York City library this weekend following ten days of protests by Tibetan activist groups and their supporters, ending a..

India

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Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 people, police said..


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Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and GRETCHEN EHLKE, MILWAUKEE (AP): An employee opened fire Wednesday at one of the nation’s largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said. The assailant who attacked the..

Middle East

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Afghanistan’s future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal

DOHA, (AFP): Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha on Saturday that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return for insurgent guarantees. The agreement, which..

Markets

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Jumla exports 61 types of herbs

JUMLA: Jumla district has exported 183,131 kilograms herbs of different 61 types in the first six months of the current fiscal year. According to the District Forest Division Office Ranger Khadka..

 

Business & Economy

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Financial stability in need: Finance minister Khatiwada

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada today stressed the need for financial stability. The government has moved ahead in this regard along with economic growths, he said while inaugurating the 3rd International Conference on Economics and Finance organised here by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). Stating that financial stability and..

Sports

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First Gautam Buddha Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament kicks off

CHITWAN: The First Gauatm Buddha Cup T-20 Cricket Championship has kicked off here. The open and ward level cricket tournament is being held at the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium at local Rampur of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-15. The cricket tournament has been organised in support of the construction of the..

 

Diaspora

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Demand for opening Nepali Embassy in Portugal

Bhagawan Giri, LISBON: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) standing committee member Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said no one is excused for indulging in corruption and illegal commission game. In his address to a gathering of leaders and members of Overseas Nepali United Forum, Europe in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, the..

Immigration

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP): Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. The government faced a setback from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that may prove temporary if President Donald Trump’s administration appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has......

Interview

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‘The US has undergone a long and very slow recovery from the Great Recession’

Before the US midterm elections in 2018, you challenged claims that President Donald Trump had been good for the economy, highlighting, among other things, that strong stock-market performance reflects the redistribution of income from labor to capital, at the expense of the vast majority of Americans. Trump’s defenders would no doubt point to..

Life Style

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Nepal’s Weather: Rain with thunderstorm forecast

KATHMANDU: The weather across the country would be partly to fully cloudy today due to the influence of westerly low pressure wind as well there is possibility of rain with thunderstorm at some places, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division. Meteorologist Samir Shrestha said that the skies has remained cloudy and rain is taking..

Capital

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Seven hundred forty nine helpless people rescued so far in Nepal’s capital city

KATHMANDU: Seven hundred and forty-nine helpless people living in the streets have been rescued so far as part of the campaign of rescuing and rehabilitating such needy people. Among the rescued,..

Travel

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State 5 gets new tourism destination in Baithauliya Kaparkatti lake

Neera Gautam, BUTWAL: The State 5 has got a newly identified tourism spot in Baithauliya Kaparkatti lake at Butwal Sub-metropolitan City-16. Boating has been started for the visitors in the..

Blog

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Yet Another Mass Shooter Was a Military Veteran Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Thursday yet another mass shooting was committed by a military veteran, this one in Milwaukee. Virtually all military veterans are not mass shooters. Many peace..

Crime

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Man promising fake jobs in Greece, Turkey arrested

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday made public a fraudster swindling as many as 32 people luring them of foreign employments in European countries Greece and Turkey. Kamal Prasad Pokharel, originally from Bhudhabare in Morang and currently staying in..

Technology

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Earth captures new ‘mini moon’

(AFP): Earth has acquired a second "mini-moon" about the size of a car, according to astronomers who spotted the object circling our planet. The mass -- roughly 1.9-3.5 meters (6-11 feet) in diameter -- was observed by researchers Kacper Wierzchos..

Health

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Wuhan evacuees to go home after 17 days in isolation

BHAKTAPUR: The students and other people kept in Kharipati quarantine since 16 February after their evacuation from Wuhan of China, the epicenter of COVID-19, would return home on 17th day of their isolation. A total of 175 students have been..

Religion

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Sages, Sadhu seen off from Pashupatinath

KATHMANDU: The Guthi Sansthan has bade farewell to priests, sages, Sadhu and religious gurus who visited Pashupatinath Temple this year on the occasion of Mahashivaratri, the biggest annual Hindu festival that is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva..

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Miscellany

KATHMANDU: With the wedding season of the year coming to an end, celebrities of the Nepali filmdom are now busy tying nuptial knot or preparing for the same. When actress Priyanka Karki and actor Ayushman Deshraj tied the nuptial knot at Park Village Resort in Kathmandu on Friday, another actress Aanchal Sharma is going to marry Dr. Udip Shrestha, her boyfriend soon. Karki and Deshraj, who had been in relationship for some years, exchanged engagement rings last year. They have been posting......