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CONGRESS AND UML SHOULD SHED MUTUAL DISTRUST Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan: It does not need a rocket scientist to assess that a working and a sincere alliance between the two major parties- the Nepali Congress and the UML is a must for the promulgation of a new constitution and for ensuring suitable atmosphere for constitution writing. The..

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Don’t harass people : Prime Minister Koirala

GORKHA: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has directed the chiefs of the district based offices in Gorkha district to provide prompt and effective services to the service seekers and not to harass them. Giving directives to the office chiefs at the Hotel Bisauni in Gorkha today, the Prime Minioster..

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Nepal Tries Again to Write a Constitution :: by Ross Adkin Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

More than three months after a new Constituent Assembly was elected, Nepal’s second attempt to write a new constitution is only just beginning to take its first steps. Few had expected that the process would begin quickly and smoothly, and the general public is still by and large buoyant and..

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THE SNOWDEN TESTIMONY – OPED :: by Binoy Kampmark

“If you want to help me, help me by helping everyone: declare that the indiscriminate, bulk collection of private data by governments is a violation of our rights and must end.” — Edward Snowden, Testimony, Mar 7, 2014 The case of Edward Snowden is an object study about why whistleblowers..

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Dalai Lama meets the delegation of the EESC

Dharamsala: The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Henri Malosse, met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (India) earlier today. He was accompanied by a delegation of EESC Members, whose official visit included attendance of the 55th anniversary ceremonies of the Tibetan..

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Nepal mulls leasing Himalayan peaks

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal is considering a plan to lease Himalayan peaks to private tourism companies, an official said Tuesday, in a bid to ease traffic on Mount Everest and help jumpstart the economy. The proposal would involve hiring out some of the 326 Himalayan peaks that are currently open,..

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10 Exiled Tibetans arrested in Kathmandu Monday, March 10th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Ten exiled Tibetans, including six women, were arrested in Kathmandu today for staging anti-China protests as Tibetan exiles marked the 55th anniversary of the failed uprising in their homeland. Five Tibetans, including four women, were arrested from Naxal area in Kathmandu as they..

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Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests

KATHMANDU (AP): Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. The two men and three women waved Tibet flags and chanted “Free Tibet, get out of Tibet, we want..

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Mr. Bhandari leads in his delegate race in USA Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Purushottam Dhakal, Baltimore, USA: An American of Nepali origin has declared his nomination for the Maryland House of delegate’s gubernatorial election of 2014. Harry Bhandari (HB), who hails from Thapathana-9, Khanar of Parbat, filed his nomination as a Democratic candidate in District-8,..

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Nepal Heading for Local Body Elections

KATHMANDU: Nepal is preparing to hold local body elections after a 16-year hiatus, a government minister said Sunday. The elections for the leadership of village development committees (VDCs) and municipalities should have been held every five years. But due to political instability, there has..

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Time to work, no gossiping please: Finance Minister Mahat

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Dr Ramsharan Mahat has said now is the time for work rather than talk to achieve the economic development. Addressing the anniversary celebrations of Academy of Commerce (AoC) here today, the Finance Minister said onwards our focus should be on work execution rather..

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CHINESE INROADS TO NEPAL :: By Pramod Jaiswal Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Over the recent months, China, in an attempt to strengthen its relations with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), has been taking efforts to build a close-knit strategic alliance with Nepal. Nepal and China also revised the bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA),..

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Indian Flight Catches Fire in Nepal; No Casualties

KATHMANDU (AP): An Indian jetliner caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported among the 170 people on board, officials said. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 caught fire while landing in Katmandu after a flight from the Indian capital of New..

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PM Koirala urges NRNs for technology, skill and investment Thursday, March 6th, 2014

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) to put in technology, skill and investment for their motherland's development. Prime Minister Koirala made this appeal today during a meeting with NRNs living in Thailand in course of returning home after participating in..

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PM concludes visit, talks about connectivity and cooperation Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

MYANMAR: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed hope that progress and prosperity of the BIMSTEC member countries is possible only through mutual understanding, unity, collaboration and collective efforts. Talking to RSS representative briefly today at Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar, in..

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6 Nepali peacekeepers injured in Congo Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

KINSHASA: At least six Nepali peacekeepers (UN peacekeeping troops) were injured in grenade attack in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. The UN mission for the stabilisation of the country (MONUSCO) said in a statement the attack occurred in the area of Beni in North Kivu province. It did..

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Koirala meets Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh Monday, March 3rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday met his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, on the sidelines of seven-nation grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The duo met on the sidelines of the third Summit of Bay of Bengal..

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PM Koirala off to Myanmar to attend BIMESTEC summit Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has left here today for Myanmar heading the 15-member Nepali delegation to the Third Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Talking to media persons briefly at TIA before his departure, PM Koirala..

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