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  • CIAA to probe Phewa Lake encroachment

    August 9, 2017 After reports of increasing encroachment in Phewa Lake came out in mainstream media of late, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has launched an investigation into the case, report Nagarik and Republica. The anti-corruption constitutional body recently wrote a letter to the Phewa Lake Conservation and Management Office under Pokhara-Lekhanath Municipality asking for details about the encroachment, according to Nagarik anchor story. The Office has already responded to the letter with a report of initiatives take to conserve...

    ‘Nepal won’t take sides on China-India row’

    Aug 8, 2017- Amid the long-running India-China military face-off in Doklam plateau, Nepal will not get “influenced” either by India or China and “get dragged” into their border dispute, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara said on Monday. “Our policy on boundary dispute between India and China is clear,” he said during a press briefing. This is the first time that Nepal made its position clear on the two-month long military standoff between India...

    Fear of load shedding in winter is valid, says Kulman Ghising

    Kathmandu, August 7 Nepal Electricity Authority’s Managing Director Kulman Ghising says people’s doubts and suspicions if the regular power outage will recur in the upcoming winter are valid as the Authority could not implement its multiple plans to avoid the crisis. He says the Authority’s attempts to increase production and decrease demand and consumption failed owing to lack of cooperation from various sectors and stakeholders, therefore the state-owned power monopoly may not be able to meet the demand during...

    Practice of corruption: Hindrance to nation-building

    During his successful reign and his memorable feat in establishing the identity of modern Nepal, King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the great unifier, rightly stated: ‘Both bribe takers and givers are the worst enemies of the nation.’ This statement quoted more than two centuries ago is valid even to date and it goes to show that corruption has never been a new or unique phenomenon from which our ancestors remained untouched. Corruption has always been a great hindrance to nation...

    Final vote count result announced, except for Dharan

    Kathmandu, July 10: The vote count result of the June 28 second round local level elections have all been announced, except for Dharan. Election Commission spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said that counting of votes has been completed in 333 levels so far. Counting of votes is currently underway in Dharan Sub-metropolis. Election was held for 334 local levels in 35 districts of province no. 1, 5 and 7. According to the latest result, CPN-UML leads the overall count with...

    PM Deuba vows to declare Nawalpur a separate district

    Nawalparasi, July 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his commitment to declare Nawalpur a separate district. PM Deuba’s response to the demand put forth by Nawalpur’s lawmaker and political party representatives had been positive during a meeting held on Saturday. The delegation demanded that Nawalpur of Nawalparasi – which is divided into two separate provinces – must be declared a district. They also called for forming Nawalpur District Coordination Committee. Jivan Shrestha, a lawmaker from Nawalparasi constituency...

    Bracing for another blockade far away

    (Pritam Bhattarai) Kathmandu: It seems Nepal faced two blockades in the past two years with the recent one being the diplomatic crisis in Qatar. Nearly five months long economic blockade on Nepal imposed by India immediately after Nepal promulgated its constitution on September 19, 2015 crippled general life and cost a huge loss to country’s economy. India imposed the blockade expressing its displeasure with Nepal’s constitution, arguing it was not inclusive of all the communities. The recent incident of...

    Sanjay Pandit shows anger towards Helipad cancellation in EBC

    Kathmandu, May 19: After Everest summit 4 years ago I planned to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) some days ago. As per the plan I traveled to Lukla Airport with Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, Senior Vice President of TAAN, on helicopter. After reaching Lukla we had to part our way as I planned to trek to Base Camp whereas Senior Vice President Tashi Sherpa to travel from Helicopter to Basecamp. While enjoying the view of Everest, from Phakdim, namche to...

    Welcome to Mongolia: A tourists’ paradise

    Mongolia and Nepal enjoy age-old cultural and historic ties and share a great deal of similarities apart from their geographic settings. We established diplomatic relations 55 years ago on 5th January, 1961. High level contacts have taken place ever since. We Mongolians say: It is always better to see once through own eyes than to hear others’ accounts many times. Mongolia is a sparsely populated, landlocked country with four distinct seasons. Altai-Khanghai mountain ranges with eternally snow-capped peaks and...

    Trump’s economic plan: The international barriers

    US President-elect Donald Trump should have a relatively clear road ahead at home for the implementation of his economic program: with Republicans holding majorities in both houses of Congress, he seems likely to benefit from a break in the political gridlock that has paralyzed the body for the last six years. But the United States economy does not exist in a vacuum. If Trump is to succeed in delivering the high growth and genuine financial stability that he has...

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