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US-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum Conclude Friday, November 16th, 2018

WASHINGTON: The United States-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council held its fourth meeting on 13 November here to promote expanded bilateral trade and investment in both goods and services as well as technical assistance. The meeting was co-chaired by Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S...

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Students going US for higher studies increasing Thursday, November 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A report has shown that the number of students going to the USA for higher studies has increased this year as well. The International Study Exchange Open Door's report states that the number of students going to the USA has increased by 15.3 per cent. The number of the students this..

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SMAP, ICS and CIAS Celebrated Diwali Monday, November 12th, 2018

CERRITOS, CA.:— Shivaji Maharaj America Parivaar (SMAP), Indian Cultural Society of Los Angeles (ICS) and Cerritos Indo American Seniors (CIAS) celebrated Diwali at Pat Nixon Senior Center on November 3th, 2018. This joint community event was attended by over two hundred attendees, dignitaries..

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Florida election recount underway, tensions rise Sunday, November 11th, 2018

By KELLI KENNEDY and TERRY SPENCER, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers are recounting ballots Sunday in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched..

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White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump Thursday, November 8th, 2018

NEW YORK, (AP) — The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America..

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First Nepali American Harry Bhandari wins House of Delegates race Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: First Nepali American Candidate Harry Bhandari wins House of Delegates race from Nottingham, Maryland in the mid-term election of United States. Bhandari won the House of Delegates as the first Nepali American securing 20,977 votes. He competed with Joe Closter and..

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Nothing certain on the eve of first Trump-era elections Monday, November 5th, 2018

By STEVE PEOPLES, WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s monopoly in..

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Conventional thinking: Conservatives push new amendments Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

By MATT SEDENSKY, NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm..

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US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009 Friday, November 2nd, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — The final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. At the same time, the unemployment rate remained at a..

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Three Nepali Americans contesting USA mid-term election Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Madhukar Bhandari, WASHINGTON DC: Come November 6, the mid-term Election Day in the United States of American (USA) is going to take place where three Americans of Nepali origin will be contesting in the election. On that day, election will take place for all 435 seats in the US House of..

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Kavanaugh sworn in as protesters chant outside Supreme Court Sunday, October 7th, 2018

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY, WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new..

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U.S., Nepal longstanding partners: Alice Wells Sunday, September 30th, 2018

By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK: United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has said that the U.S. and Nepal are longstanding partners and that Nepal has a very special place in the hearts of Americans. “We very much as a..

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Multinational disaster response exercise wraps up in Nepal Saturday, September 29th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen and Marines assigned to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command worked together with more than 300 civilian and military disaster response professionals from 14 countries in Kathmandu for the Nepal Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) 25-28 Sep...

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Randy W. Berry confirmed as new ambassador to Nepal Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON DC: The U.S. Senate on Thursday by a voice vote confirmed Randy Berry as the next U.S. ambassador to Nepal. Then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015 named Berry, a career Foreign Service officer who is openly gay, as the first special U.S. envoy to promote LGBTI rights abroad. Berry..

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US adds a strong 201K jobs; unemployment stays at 3.9 pct. Friday, September 7th, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States picked up in August as employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending despite the Trump administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The..

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Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left..