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  • Ahead of India visit, Prachanda says development sole agenda for talks in Delhi

    Kathmandu, September 4 NCP co-chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is heading to New Delhi on Thursday, says issues of national interest and development cooperation are the only agenda for talks in India. Dahal, who is to visit China soon after returning from India, told mediapersons at his residence in Khumaltar that leaders of both the countries wanted to hold discussions with him and that was why he was invited for the visits. “Many people raise...

    Minister Gyawali says it’s time to translate words into action

    Kathmandu, August 29 Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali says it is now time leaders of the Bay of Bengal region to translate past commitments into action. Minister Gyawali, who was addressing a meeting of foreign ministers of the BIMSTEC region in Kathmandu, said that the regional grouping must focus on trade and transit. The minister, who chaired the meeting, presented Nepal’s vision for the region in the context of partnership in building a sustainable transportation and energy...

    PM Oli directs universities to promote research

    Kathmandu, August 26 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says universities should not restrict themselves in facilitating teaching learning activities, but they should promote research on various issues so as to support overall development of the country. Oli, who is chancellor of all universities of the country by the virtue of his position, says research is a must for the universities to get recognised as academic institutions. Addressing the eighth general meeting of Surkhet-based Mid-Western University at his own residence...

    We need your support, invest here: Dahal tells US Assistant Secretary of State

    Kathmandu, August 26 Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has requested the United States to increase investment in Nepal, assuring that the government will ensure security of the investment. Receiving the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice G Wells, at his residence in Khumaltar of Lalitpur this morning, Dahal said Nepal needed the Americal support for development of infrastructures, tourism, hydropower and agriculture among other sectors. He also thanked the senior...

    All rescues were genuine: Mingma Sherpa

    Kathmandu, August 24 Pakistani climber Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, who suffered severe altitude sickness, had been evacuated from the death zone of Mt Everest on May 20 last year. Bhatti, being a part of the Mt Everest expedition, had purchased a travel security services from the US-based firm — Global Rescue (GR) LLC — while embarking on a month-long journey to the world’s highest peak. Though the climber was entitled to get a full coverage for his evacuation and medical...

    Oli govt needs to correct its course: NC leader Acharya

    Kathmandu, August 23 Nepali Congress senior leader Mahesh Acharya says that a government with two-third majority had the opportunity to do so many things, but the ruling alliance is spending time on petty endevours. Former Minister Acharya, in an interview with Onlinekhabar, said that instead of wasting time and energy on a tussle with the opposition on issues such as the appointment of the Chief Justice, the government should have focussed on the agenda of economic development. “The people...

    Speaker Mahara says lawmakers can’t demand his or deputy’s resignation

    Kathmandu, July 29 Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara says lawmakers cannot demand resignation of either himself or his deputy Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe during parliamentary discussions as a case with the same demand is being considered by the Supreme Court. Mahara responded to a statement made by Nepali Congress lawmaker Laxmi Pariyar in the House of Representatives today citing Article 105 of the constitution bars anyone including the House to discuss the issues which are sub judice. Media have reported that...

    Deuba: Govt is intentionally not taking Dr Govinda KC’s life seriously

      Kathmandu, July 16 The main opposition leader in Parliament and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of intentionally not taking the life of Dr Govinda KC seriously. The Nepali Congress President has issued a statement on Monday, saying the government has put Dr KC’s life at stake. Medical education reform activist Dr KC has been staging a fast-unto-death at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla for last 17 days demanding that the...

    Govt staff to be barred from joining NGOs till two years of retirement, says Pandit

    Pokhara, June 17 Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit says he will soon introduce a new law, according to which retired government staff will also be barred from joining national and international non-government organisations as employees, founders or officials till the end of second year of their retirement. Minister Pandit says that the provision is necessary so as to protect data and information the staff have about the government. “High officials mount their nameplates at offices...

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