Clinical placement in Nepal: an interview with Ruth Jones Saturday, March 14th, 2015

By Joe Hitchcock and Ruth Jones :: In May last year, Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, in partnership with Projects Abroad, offered one lucky medical student the chance to practice their clinical skills abroad in an international placement. The winner was Ruth Jones from the University of..

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Narendra Modi and the Nepal-India Relationship Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

By KRISHNA POKHAREL :: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an affection for Nepal: The Himalayan nation was among the first countries he visited after taking office earlier this year. While there, he toured the famous Pashupatinath temple in the capital Katmandu, and also addressed the..

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All-party Conference Is A Positive Start: Mohan Baidya Sunday, September 7th, 2014

At 67, Mohan Baidya is starting to look a little old. The crinkles around his eyes are deepening and his face wears a weathered look of someone who has seen everything in his life. But it only takes a slight provocation for the CPN-Maoist chairman to perk up. His guttural voice catches a new..

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That Janajatis want ‘ethnic states’ is baseless propaganda Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The constitution-writing process has recently been picking up speed at least in process if not in substance, with discussions taking place on state restructuring, the most contentious issue of the constitution. Janajati/Adivasi groups, led by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities..

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Not forming HLPC will lead to confrontation: Haribol Gajurel Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The December agreement between Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madheshi parties, which envisions, among other things, forming a High Level Political Committee (HLPC), has become a bone of contention now. While NC and UML have ruled out forming any political body outside CA, UCPN..

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We are looking for investment not charity Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Bhekh Bahadur Thapa is an old India hand. The ambassador to India during the NDA’s first term at the head of the government (1998-2004), he is also a close BJP watcher. The veteran diplomat shares his views in-between the mixture of excitement and foreboding that has been built around Indian..

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‘In Nepal, some street children are controlled by gangs’ Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Ananya Gupta & Nittika Mehra, KATHMANDU: An unwanted child, a street urchin, a knife-wielding gang member and a child labourer — Basu Rai endured the vicissitudes of fate. But after his rescue and rehab, he dedicated his life to saving other street children. He has written about his experiences..

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‘India is compelled to make Nepal powerful and prosperous’ Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Q: Will India change its Nepal policy after Narendra Modi assumes the office of the Prime Minister? A: Modi intends to make India a powerful country. In order to make India powerful, a lot needs to be done in the economic, army administration, and development fronts. It is also necessary to..

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Gocher’s Commitment To Nepal Via Charity And Equity Friday, March 14th, 2014

By Jon Springer Contributor: "Business and finance have not always taken society and the environment into account as stakeholders to manage from a risk perspective or to leverage from a competitive perspective… There is a cost to ignoring such stakeholders. This is as true in frontier markets..

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