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Nepal-India Joint commission meeting to be held soon

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has held a meeting with the Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj at the latter’s office in New Delhi on Thursday. During the meeting, the two Ministers exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-India relations while..

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Indo-Pacific Command chief in town

KATHMANDU: United States Indo-Pacific Command chief Admiral Philip S Davidson has arrived in the capital city this afternoon in his two-day official visit to Nepal. Admiral Davidson paid a courtesy call on Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa this evening. Matters related to exchange of..

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SC orders Sumargi to deposit withdrawn amount

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a written order to Mukti Cement's proprietor Ajaya Raj Sumargi to deposit the amount he recently had withdrawn from the bank. Earlier, issuing a short-term stay order until the next hearing, a single bench of Justice Deepak Raj Joshi on December 25 had..

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Nepal-France consultation mechanism meeting tomorrow Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Nepal-France consultation mechanism is being held in the capital city on Wednesday. A five-member delegation led by French Foreign Secretary is arriving in Kathmandu on Wednesday itself to attend the meeting being held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of..

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Nepal envoy to Australia Lucky Sherpa sacked

KATHMANDU: The Government has decided to sack Nepal’s Ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa. A Cabinet meeting held on late Monday took the decision to sack Nepal’s Ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa. Sherpa was charged against human trafficking allegation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs,..

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Opposition lawmakers protest in HoR meeting

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC) protested in the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today. The NC lawmakers protested in the House meeting stating that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to include the issues of alleged corruption charge on wide-body..

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Draft amendment of 165 laws ready: PM Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said draft amendments of 165 laws were readied to implement the federal system. The laws on fundamental rights were already brought into force. At the meeting of the House of Representatives today, PM Oli shared the information that PM employment..

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Call to book the wrongdoers in wide-body procurement Sunday, January 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme here today have sought actions against those involved in the procurement of the wide-body aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) stressing that the sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has reported massive irregularities in the..

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I take unpleasant decision to keep glory of judiciary-CJ Saturday, January 5th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana has said that he took an unpleasant decision to not allocate bench to senior-most justice of the Supreme Court Deepak Raj Joshee so as to keep image of the court high. In a meeting with Nepal Bar Association Chairperson Sher Bahadur KC and his..

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Committee to probe wide-body scam Friday, January 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The government has formed a three-member high-level judicial committee to probe into the alleged irregularities in the procurement of the wide-body aircraft for the Nepal Airlines Corporation. The committee chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Govinda Prasad Parajuli includes former..

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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..