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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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Himalayan humanscape

Longtime Nepal resident Lisa Choegyal has teamed up with noted Indian outdoor photographer Sujoy Das to bring out a unique picture book on Nepal that is a deeply personal account of the country, and how it has changed their lives. Nepal Himalaya: A Journey through Time is exactly that — a story told in text and pictures of the lives and travels of two people through a country they have grown to love and cherish.  
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Nepal’s Child ‘Love Marriages’ Pose Dangerous Risks To Young Brides

In Nepal, many children enter into so-called love marriages to escape desperate situations at home. But while these are marriages of choice, activists warn the damage to girls’ prospects is as bad as if they had been forced to marry.

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A long road ahead for transitional justice in Nepal

This wouldn’t have surprised the thousands of conflict victims who have waited for justice for over a decade since the signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2006 between the mainstream parties and the Maoists, which formally ended the Nepalese civil war. The conflict victims’ quest for timely justice has since been repeatedly stymied, but they refuse to give up.  
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Neighbours and relatives

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal embarks on a four-day visit to India this week (September 15-18). The visit will of course have show value, and will re-emphasise the “special relations” the two neighbours share — their common civilisation, culture, religion, and geographical proximity and the close relations people living across the border maintain. 

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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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