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Nepal Rejects India’s Offer To Jointly Re-Measure Mt Everest Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

NEW DELHI: Nepal has rejected India's offer to jointly re-measure the height of the world's highest peak Mount Everest following the massive earthquake in 2015 and will carry out the exercise on its own, the top official of the Himalayan nation's survey department has said. Nepal will, however,..

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After the Red Victory of the Left Alliance in Nepal Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: Ending nearly a-decade-long political transition after the Comprehensive Peace Accord and longstanding political instability, the left alliance of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) has accomplished a landslide victory, trouncing the current ruling Nepali Congress..

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Yet another political deadlock stares the nation after elections Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Deep Raj Sanyal, KATHMANDU: With the historic elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies over, the nation has now entered into a new political course of constitution implementation per se. This is the first election to be held in accordance with the constitution promulgated by..

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820 billion rupees required to run the federal system

KATHMANDU: A preliminary estimate by the Finance Ministry shows that at least Rs. 820 billion would be required to run the federal administration for the next three years. This will include the establishment of provincial infrastructure in the first phase, including the administrative units for the..

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Alliance of Communist Parties Leading Nepal Election Results Saturday, December 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation. According to preliminary results by Nepal’s Election Commission on Saturday, the alliance of Communist Party of Nepal..

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Taking party by surprise, Chhakka Bahadur wins in Humla Friday, December 8th, 2017

Ramesh Lamsal & Hari Lamichhane, KATHMANDU: The independent candidate Chhaka Bahadur Lama won a parliamentary seat from Humla, the one constituency district. Lama ran independently after the CPN (Maoist Centre) to which he was associated refused to give him a ticket.  Lama got 8,491 votes..

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SAARC Programming Committee meeting from Dec 11 Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The 54th meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)'s Programming Committee is taking place in the Kathmandu-based SAARC Secretariat from coming December 11.  The three-day meeting will discuss about budget issues of the Secretariat, SAARC five regional..

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Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar Back Away From Chinese Projects

Saibal Dasgupta, Anjana Pasricha, BEIJING: In the short space of just a few weeks, Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar have canceled or sidelined three major hydroelectricity projects planned by Chinese companies. The rejection of the three projects, worth nearly $20 billion, comes as a serious jolt to..

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NC unveils five-year roadmap for development

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress ( NC) has unveiled a five-year roadmap for the country's socio-economic development.  The roadmap presented on the eve of the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies has set the target of completing the under-construction..

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