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Consultations on 15th Plan: Vision of prosperous nation Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Prakash Silwal, KATHMANDU: The draft approach paper of the 15th plan along with the long-term vision prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC) envisions graduating the country to the status of a rich nation by 2099 BS (2043 AD). NPC has prepared the five-year plan with the long-term..

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Traditional houses of Tharu community on verge of disappearance Monday, March 4th, 2019

Rajendra Prasad Paneru, KANCHANPUR: The beautiful and artistic traditional houses of the Tharu people made of wood and thatch are on the verge of disappearance these days. This situation has arisen as the people of this indigenous community are abandoning the traditional architectural style for..

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Pentagon contracts two new M28 Skytruck aircraft for Nepal Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

WASHINGTON DC: The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted biggest Polish aircraft manufacturer Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze, also know as PZL Mielec, to supply two new M28 Skytruck aircraft to Nepal. The $18,9 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, which was announced on 1 March,..

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Departure of emerging youth leader Adhikari Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Sharachchhandra Bhandary and Prakash Silwal, KATHMANDU: The sudden death of emerging youth leader in Nepali politics and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has spread a shock wave across the country today. Popular leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, Adhikari,..

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Nepal’s food stuff import in five months exceeds Rs 34 billion Monday, February 25th, 2019

Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: In Nepal, 73.9 percent people are involved in agriculture-related works, according to the Agriculture Census 2068 BS. Though Nepal is presented as an agricultural country where agriculture is taken as the people's main occupation, growing dependency on agriculture has..

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New parameters for envoy’s appointment in place Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Kalika Khadka, KATHMANDU: The government has enforced new strictures for the appointment of ambassadors. As per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the aspirant envoys must have knowledge of the world affairs, strong command over English language and information about the host countries. The Ministry..

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Nepal extends deadline for war crimes investigations Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday approved a third extension for commissions tasked with probing crimes committed during its decade-long civil war, promising changes to make the hamstrung bodies effective. The commissions had initially been given two years in 2015 to probe abuses by government forces..

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Time for Nepal to smash the chains of injustice

Some people say that when justice is delayed it is diminished, but I would argue that as long as full justice is not granted, then people are being denied their full human rights. "Justice" is a vague and abstract concept offering legal remedies that deal with rights and obligations, claims and..

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Thank God, there were Escorts at WEF in Davos Friday, March 22nd, 2019

It’s been a couple of months since I was hanging out in Davos learning about this year Wolrd Economic Forum. Davos, Switzerland, January 2019 I have been following..