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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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Balance of power

Six long weeks after the elections to the provincial assemblies and the federal parliament, the Nepali Congress last week allowed its central working committee (CWC) to discuss what led to its debacle. Yet it was more an angry outburst, rather than a sustained debate.

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Decks cleared

The cloud of political uncertainty has been cleared after the government on Wednesday nominated, though belatedly, Chiefs of State (Governors) in all seven provinces and fixed temporary provincial headquarters to operate the provincial governments until a final arrangement is made

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Agrarian crisis: Small farmers at receiving end

The agriculture sector in Nepal has barely progressed in the last decade. As always, plans and policies are limited to papers only. The successive governments, it seems, are oblivious to the agriculture distress that country could face in near future.

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Birth of the left alliance

Suspicions and fabrications about the left alliance and its sweeping election victory and would-be unification are the talk of the town. However, there has been little scrutiny into the political circumstances and recent breakthroughs that led to the present metamorphosis in Nepali politics.

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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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