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West Seti: Minister challenges to present proof of irregularity Sunday, March 11th, 2012

KATHMANDU: Minister for Energy Post Bahadur Bogati has challenged opposition parties to present proof if they smell any irregularities in the West-Seti Hydropower Project (WSHP) contract signed by the government with the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC). Minister Bogati vented frustration..

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Customers pre-ordering latest iPad will have to wait

(Reuters) - People pre-ordering Apple Inc's new iPad to avoid the release-day crowds at the company's retail stores will have to wait longer to get their hands on the devices. The latest version of the company's tablet, which was unveiled this week, is set to hit shelves next Friday. But tablets..

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Abu Dhabi freezes new hotel licenses: paper

DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi will not issue new hotel licenses in the capital of the United Arab Emirates until further notice due to oversupply, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a tourism official. However, none of the already issued licenses will be revoked even if construction of the..

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China sacrifices growth to satiate inflation dragon

BEIJING (Reuters) - If inflation is a dragon that must be slain, China's Premier Wen Jiabao has shown he is willing to sacrifice a part of the country's most vital asset to do so -- growth. Cutting China's 2012 economic growth target to 7.5 percent at the start of the annual meeting of parliament..

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Japan mourn; grapples with tsunami aftermath

OFUNATO, Japan (Reuters) - With a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear rallies, Japan marked on Sunday one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and set off a radiation crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power and the nation's leaders. The magnitude 9.0..

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Prachanda puts chances of peace at very low

[caption id="attachment_574" align="alignleft" width="483" caption="UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal (File Photo/Reuters)"][/caption] KATHMANDU: Prachanda on Saturday put chances of concluding peace process and promulgation of a new constitution as very low. Speaking at the party office..

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Foe turn Friends: Chepangs start forest conservation

[caption id="attachment_572" align="alignleft" width="533" caption="A farmer belonging to Chepang community plowing terrace in mid-hills nearing Chitwan district , south-west of Kathmandu. This photo is captured to show the farming system of Chepangs in Slopy land which is very suceptible to land..

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Ninety percent work on integration job not done: Deuba

BIRATNAGAR: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government led by Dr. Baburam Bhattarai cannot be toppled until the government enjoyed support of majority of lawmakers. At a press meet organized by Nepal Press Union Morang District Chapter here today,..

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BKG black-flagged in Janakapur

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar have been greeted with black flags in Janakpur on Sunday by students and youths affiliated to various Madhes based parties. Gachhadar, who is also the Home Minister, was shown the flags alleging of ignoring the demands of Madehsi people..

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Fire ravages 55 houses in Lahan

LAHAN: As many as 55 houses and sheds were destroyed by fire at Nahara Tole of south east Nahara Rigaoula VDC-3 in Siraha district on Saturday night. Kedar Yadav, a local, said that the fire started from the kitchen at the house of Ram Kripal Yadav at around 8:00 pm gutted property worth Rs 6..

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PLA fifth division cantonments vacating

, Dirgha Memorial Brigade was evacuated on Saturday. Jwar Memorial Brigade is being vacated today and the PLA combatants will be taken to Mangalsen Memorial Brigade. Member of the Secretariat of the Special Committee for the Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of Maoist Combatants,..

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CC indecisive yet again

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Constitutional Committee (CC), assigned with the responsibility to sort out contentious issues seen in the drafting of new constitution, remained inconclusive on Sunday also. The meeting concluded with an understanding to move ahead on the basis of the outcome of the..

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Teachers continue agitation, nationwide schools affected

KATHMANDU: The effect of the indefinite educational strike called once again from Sunday by the Nepal Teachers Union and Nepal Educational Republic Forum, has been countrywide. They have started the strike saying their talks with the Ministry of Education were not positive. The district level..

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China tests Nepal’s loyalty over Tibet

By Peter Lee: Nepal is caught in a tug-of-war between India and China that threatens to tear it apart. The big picture is dominated by the rivalry of Asia's two great rising powers; but how and why that rivalry plays out in Nepal has a lot to do with the Tibetan issue and China's anxiety over the..

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Federalism=Feudalism: The Worst Agenda of Nepal

By D.R. Prasai in Kathmandu: In Nepal, there are three types residents in the country viz An-adibasi (those who are living from immortal time), Aadibasi (indigenous caste), Aaprabasi (migrants). Brahmins, Chhetri and few Newars are Anadibasi. Magar, Gurung, Tamang, Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, Rajbansi,..

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Federalism in Nepal: Whom & What for?

By Dirgha Raj Prasai:  In Nepal, there are three types residents in the country viz An-adibasi (those who are living from immortal time), Aadibasi (indigenous caste), Aaprabasi (migrants). Brahmins, Chhetri and few Newars are Anadibasi. Magar, Gurung, Tamang, Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, Rajbansi, Tharu..

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Nepalese Maoists’ Corruption and Their Perplexity

By Dirgha Raj Prasai: From the very beginning of Nepalese history, foreigners had never succeeded in desecrating this holy land of Himwatkhanda. It has preserved its dignity from antiquity. This land officially belongs to Hinduism and Buddhism. There has never existed any discord between the..

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