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Oli to claim PM's post in Nepal

Two months after the successful conclusion of parliamentary elections, Nepal's largest party CPN-UML on Wednesday picked its Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli as the next Prime Minister of the country.

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Unhelpful parties

Over the course of the past week, both the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML hardened their positions over the National Assembly (NA) ordinance and the path towards forming a new government.

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Strategy for survival

Political parties rarely talk about foreign policy in their election campaigns. However, the manifestos of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML issued before the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections have discussed in detail their foreign policy priorities.

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Turf war

While much public attention has been focused on the elected representatives of local governments and now provincial assemblies, much less attention has been centred on the civil servants necessary at all levels of the provincial structure.

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Lost without recourse

More than two years since the implementation of the ‘free visa, free ticket’ policy for out-migrant workers by the government, this scheme has been largely ignored by recruiting agencies. And the government is not doing enough to enforce it. Potential out-migrant workers continue to suffer from a lack of information and fall into numerous illegal traps.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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