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Yet, six months after he assumed office, the ground under his feet is slipping, notwithstanding the red carpet awaiting him in China.


It is not surprising that any Nepali Prime Minister’s visit to either India or China heightens particular interest and speculation in the country, and neighbourhood too.


Nepal’s community forest management programme has proved to be successful. Nepal has been commended for the implementation of this.


There have been ample discussions on the proposition that linking remittances and microfinance has a positive development impact on recipient communities.


The arrest on Sunday of Lharkhyal Lama on charges of illegal possession of bullets in his bank locker has raised several questions about the way some people use their bank lockers and whether the banking authorities should tighten the rules about opening a locker and the things they are allowed to keep in it.


Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has said the major political parties should engage their concerted efforts on resolving problems that surfaced during the Tarai-Madhes agitation as it was the need of the hour.


The devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal last year served as a tragic reminder of the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters.


World Kidney Day is marked every year on the second Thursday of March. One out of every ten persons is likely to suffer from kidney diseases, and it’s a steadily growing problem worldwide.


Several districts in the remote hills, particularly those in the Karnali zone, have faced food shortages almost every year, even famine situations.


Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected president of the Nepali Congress in the run-off election of the party in its 13th National General Convention on Tuesday, thus breaking the long hold of the Koirala family on the party’s leadership.


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spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.