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NC row over allocation of ministries settled, oath on Friday Thursday, August 25th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The row that had surfaced in the Nepali Congress over the selection of ministers participating in the incumbent government has been settled. The row was settled a day after the faction led by senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel decided not to join the government if the faction was provided..

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Victory, defeat natural: leader Poudel Friday, August 19th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, directed the new working committee of the Nepal Students Union to run the organisation rising above the factionalism, saying victory and defeat were natural in the election. Similarly, leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that the..

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Govt addresses major demands of Federal Alliance Thursday, August 18th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The government Thursday decided to form a seven-member commission led by former Supreme Court judge Girish Chandra Lal Das to investigate and prepare data on the loss of private and public property damaged during the Terai-Madhesh protest. With the decision, the government has addressed..

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Mahar elected new NSU President

KATHMANDU: Nain Singh Mahar has been elected as President of the Nepal Students Union (NSU). Chief Election Officer, Bharat Prasad Kharel told the National News Agency (RSS) that Mahar won the election with 1334 votes. His nearest rival Manojmani Acharya got 1209 votes. Similarly, Kundan Kafle..

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Dispute over the addition of fake voters protracts NSU election Sunday, August 14th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The holding of the election of the Nepal Students Union (NSU) under its 11th General Convention is likely to get delayed further, as some student leaders have come out in protest accusing the Direction Committee of adding some fake voters. Organising a press conference today, seven..

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Dispute continues to mar NSU Generation Convention Friday, August 12th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The 11th General Convention of Nepali Congress sister wing Nepal Student Union (NSU) has hit a gridlock following its inauguration on Aug 7. The Directive Committee formed by the NC to conclude the GC had dealt with the representatives of the disputed districts on Aug 9 but the name..

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RPP to continue effort to reunite with RPP Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to continue efforts for the reunion with the RPP-Nepal. At a press meet here Thursday, RPP Chair Pashupati Shamser JB Rana said unification among the 'nationalist' political forces was the need of the hour, expressing his hope that two parties..

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NSU elections to take place on August 13 Thursday, August 11th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The election of the Nepal Students Union (NSU), student wing of the Nepali Congress (NC), is set to take place on August 13. The election that is taking place after a gap of nine years will pick a new leadership under the 11th general convention of the NSU underway in the Capital. The..

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Closed session of NSU from today Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The closed session of Nepal Students Union, a sister wing of the Nepali Congress, is to begin on Wednesday. NSU Chairman Ranjit Karna informed that after the repeated dispute over the selection of representatives for the general convention, the NSU has finally decided to hold the closed..

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NSU general convention’s closed session uncertain Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The closed session of the 11th General Convention of Nepal Students Union (NSU) has become uncertain as disputes over the selection of convention representatives from 11 districts are yet to be sorted out. The General Convention of the Nepali Congress-aligned student wing began at local..

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RPP, RPP-Nepal unification foiled Monday, August 8th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)'s central work execution committee Monday decided not to participate in the much talked RPP, RPP-Nepal reunification process until amendments were carried out to the draft of the proposed party statute. The meeting discussed the report..

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US committed to continued partnership with Nepal

KATHMANDU: The US on Monday said that it is committed to a continued partnership with the Nepal government, in order to build a more democratic, prosperous, and stable nation. The remarks were made after the US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz who paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa..

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NSU leaders continue hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Leaders of Nepal Students Union (NSU) affiliated to the Nepali Congress have continued their hunger strike for the ninth consecutive day, today. NSU former central member Ganesh Sapkota and former vice president for Ramechhap district Ratnahari Dhungel have been on a fast-onto-death at..

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NSU leaders oppose nominating new working committee

KATHMANDU: Student leaders aspiring to lead the Nepal Student Union (NSU) – the sister wing of the Nepali Congress (NC) – have appealed to the mother party to allow them to contest the election. The leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction adding they would not recognize what they termed..

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UDMF positive towards govt move Friday, August 5th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The government is found ready to materialize the agreement made between the Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre) and United Democratic Madhesi Front. A meeting held between the government and the UDMF leaders at the office of the Prime Minister in Singh Durbar today discussed about the..

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Trumped :: By David Swanson

Why would it be that 8 years ago you couldn't win a Democratic presidential primary if you'd voted for a war on Iraq after pushing all the Bush White House lies about it, and yet now you can? Back then the war looked closer to ending, the death count was lower, and ISIS was only in the planning..

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