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Although Nepali commercial banks have 1,250 branches, they disburse less than 2.5 percent of total agriculture loan ?Credit is one important input to increase agriculture production and productivity. `

 
Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda is set to support Beijing's initiative to build a modern-day Silk Road across Asia during a six-day trip to China starting today, a move that could upset India.  
 

This bill is very important for holding three tiers of elections that are not very far off and there is little time to prepare for all these elections

 

One alternative would involve re-incarnating late King Mahendra’s crisp labeling of his regime’s opponents as anti-national elements

 

PM Dahal is in no position to agree to join China’s OBOR initiative or even for review of the 1960 Nepal-China friendship treaty 

 

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is visiting China now because he wants to avoid the OBOR Summit being held in Beijing in May

 

Generating resources locally and deploying them in a sustainable way warrants both strategic planning and clarity of purpose

 

Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them?

 

The struggle between defenders of Khas-Arya dominance and hegemony and proponents of ethnic equality and Madheshi dignity are likely to be a protracted one?

 

Letters of Intent signed at the event totaled US $13.52 billion, a sign of increasing donor confidence in Nepal’s investment climate

 


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