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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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UML can’t call PM ‘incompetent’ and yet stay in government Thursday, August 14th, 2014

While Nepali Congress and CPN-UML government has been a terrible failure in vital issues, including appointing 26 members and giving full shape to CA and heads in various constitutional bodies even after seven months, coalition partners are exchanging war of words. UML accuses Congress of ignoring..

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Nepal can be promoted as best leisure market Monday, August 11th, 2014

Abhinav Narsingh Rana is the new general manager of Hotel Annapurna. Rana has more than two decades of experience in the hotel industry. We recently talked to Rana on different issues related to Nepali tourism industry as well as his hotel. Excerpts:You have been recently appointed as the general..

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1950 treaty will be revised: Minister Pandey Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Nepal and his address to the Parliament have become the talk of the town. It has been hailed as a milestone in Nepal India relations. Is that the case? Or are we getting needlessly excited? Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur..

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Interview with Nepal’s PM Sushil Koirala Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Mr. Modi’s speech got much praise, and was received very well by all lawmakers. In terms of concrete objectives though, what do you think his visit achieved. Prime Minister Modi, has won the hearts of the people of Nepal. Look at how they lined up to see him on the streets, what more can you ask..

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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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The new budget will contribute to inflation Friday, July 18th, 2014

The new budget for 2014/15 unveiled on Sunday has received mixed reactions from political parties, economists and development experts. While ruling parties, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have strongly supported it, UCPN (Maoist) and Madheshi parties have called it ‘regressive’ and an attempt to..

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I’m making a last-ditch effort for consensus: JN Khanal Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

As the 9th General Convention of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) kicks off on Thursday in Kathmandu, all eyes are now rested on its leadership election. Observers believe the contest between two top leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal and KP Sharma Oli will be a close one. Even Jhalanath..

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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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‘Ethnic federalism counterproductive for diverse society’ Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Dr. Christian Wagner is ahead of Research Division, Asia, Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik (SWP), Berlin. Prior to this, Dr Wagner was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Development Research at University of Bonn. He is an Asian expert on foreign policy, security, armed forces and regional..

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Space should be left for new generation leaders: Adhikari Sunday, March 30th, 2014

PN-UML, the second largest party in the CA, is holding its ninth general convention in May. There is a strong debate in the party about leadership hand-over and promoting youth leaders to leadership rung. Against this background, Rabindra Adhikari, UML youth leader and a CA member, about the..

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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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