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Nepal bearing the brunt of climate change: President Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Shyamal Adhikari, Katowice, Poland: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Nepal has been bearing the brunt of disproportionate impacts of climate change despite being a low carbon-emitting country. “We feel as if we have been penalized for the mistakes we never made. I would like to..

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Constitutional Council recommends names for Chief Justice

KATHMANDU: Today's meeting of the Constitutional Council has presented the name list of two senior justices recommended by the Judicial Council for Chief Justice. Dipak Raj Joshi and Cholendra Shamsher JBR have been recommended for Chief Justice, said Chairperson of the National Assembly Ganesh..

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PM Oli honoured with Leadership and Good Governance Award

KATHMANDU: The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has awarded Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with Leadership and Good Governance Award-2018 on Sunday. It is stated that the Prime Minister Oli was feted with the award for his charismatic leadership in democracy and the peace process. The award carries a..

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APC concludes issuing 7-point Kathmandu Declaration

KATHMANDU: The Asia Pacific Summit (APC) that kicked off in the capital city on Saturday has concluded today by adopting a 7-point Kathmandu Declaration. The Summit was organized by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF); International Conference of Asian Politics (ICAP), International Association..

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Asia Pacific Summit: Emphasis on collaboration Friday, November 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Asia Pacific Summit-2018 has emphasized that the common global challenges would be coped up with collaboration rather than competition of power. At a welcome programme organsied for heads of the states and governments of the countries, participating in Asia Pacific Summit-2018 on..

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COP 24: global event on climate change

KATHMANDU: The COP 24, a mega event on climate change is being held in Katowice of Poland from December 2 to 14. It is the global event of the state parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where some 30,000 people representing politics, NGOs, law and policy and research..

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President to address inaugural session of COP24 Thursday, November 29th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has approved President Bidya Devi Bhandari's upcoming visit to Poland where she is scheduled to address the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on December 3. Minister for..

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Suu Kyi stresses on boosting Nepal-Myanmar trade

KATHMANDU: State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has said that trade relations between Nepal and Myanmar should be promoted. Addressing the 'Nepal Chamber Expo-2018' organised by Nepal Chamber of Commerce at local Bhrikutimandap, the distinguished guest Suu..

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PPMO asked to submit its opinion within 10 days Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The House of Representatives, Public Accounts Committee, has directed the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) to submit its opinion where or not the Nepal Airlines Corporation violated the public procurement process while purchasing wide-body aircraft. The PPMO has been asked to..

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New journey begins: Minister Bista

KATHMANDU: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said that a safe and guaranteed journey has begun towards social security sector by ending uncertainty. Addressing a programme organised to launch Social Security Scheme based on contribution in the capital on..

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Women continue to face gender-based discrimination Monday, November 26th, 2018

Sanchita Ghimire, KATHMANDU: As the 16 Days of Activism Against gender-Based Violence has run this year too from November 25, more and more girls and women fallen victim to gender-based discriminations in all its forms and manifestations at some point of their lives have been breaking their silence..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..