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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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The final countdown in Nepal

Prashant Jha: Five years after a peace accord marked the end of a decade long civil war, Nepal's political transformation has entered its final phase. On May 27, 2012, the term of the Constituent Assembly — extended four times beyond its original two-year term — will expire. And this time,..

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Constitution coming in installments: Thapa

[caption id="attachment_527" align="alignleft" width="182" caption="President of Rashtriya Janashakti Party Surya Bahadur Thapa (File Photo/Agencies)"][/caption] KATHMANDU: President of Rashtriya Janashakti Party Surya Bahadur Thapa has claimed that principal political parties were preparing to..

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Russians stage new protest against Putin

[caption id="attachment_524" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="A protester takes part in a demonstration for fair elections on Novy Arbat Street in central Moscow March 10, 2012. The board (L) displays an image of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and reads "12 years more?..

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Annan meets Syria’s Assad to press for ceasefire

[caption id="attachment_522" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League Special Envoy on Syria, attends a news conference with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Al Araby at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah..

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Afghan officials visit Guantanamo in peace bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Afghan government delegation visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week to secure approval from five Taliban detainees who may soon be moved to Qatar, a sign that the Obama administration is inching closer to establishing peace talks to end the war in..

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Deuba looses patients, calls for fresh mandate

[caption id="attachment_516" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba (Photo: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters)"][/caption] KATHMANDU: Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the nation should go fresh mandate if political parties fail..

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CA Chair pledges stern laws against inequality

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Constitutional Committee, Nilambar Acharya has said the new constitution was being drafted as a strong document to end existing inequality, social crimes and discriminations. [caption id="attachment_514" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="CA Chairman Nilambar..

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PM stresses on strengthening security council

Kathmandu, March 10: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said the national security council (NSC) should be made a strong constitutional body which can furnish solid suggestions to the government in order to free the country from critical junctures. Addressing the 11th annual function of the..

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RPP-N defers its chariot rally

Kathmandu, Mar. 10: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party -Nepal has postponed its planned countrywide chariot-pulling which was said to begin on March 31. Party Spokesman Rajaram Shrestha said it was postponed saying increasing constitutional crisis in the country and delays in peace and constitution..

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Girl dies due to poison consumption

Bhadrapur, Mar. 10: A minor girl child has died here of consuming poison even as everyone knows that poisons should be kept away from the reach of the children. Deepshikha, two-and-half-year old daughter of Deepak Neupaney of Goldhap-6 of Jhapa died from poison, said the District Police Office..

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Directives for timely books

Kathmandu, Mar. 10:  The Department of Education has directed the Janak Educational Materials Centre (JEMC) to provide text books of all sets in all the districts by the third week of March for the next academic session. Director General of the Department Mahashram Sharma gave this direction to..

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Jennifer admits love for her assets

LONDON: Saucy singleton Jennifer Love Hewitt has opened up about her personal life — admitting she loves her boobs, baking and POLE DANCING, reported British daily The Sun on Thursday. The Client List actress revealed: "It's a great way to get in touch with your sexuality. I also love to cook,..

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London embassy promote Lumbini VY

[caption id="attachment_457" align="aligncenter" width="533" caption="Artists performing Sherpa and Gurung cultural dances at a special function organized to raise awareness about Visit Lumbini Year 2012 in London on Tuesday."][/caption] London: Nepal’s embassy here has escalated efforts to..

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Worldwide, Sri Lankan people are being complimented for exercising their franchise peacefully and with decorum during the recent Presidential election., Indian Prime..