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Nepalis deserve better

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006 between the Maoists and the Seven Party Alliance ended the 10-year armed conflict in which more than 13,000 Nepalis were killed, 1,300 went missing and 100,000-150,000 were internally displaced.

Make Nepal better

The journey towards a true socially inclusive Nepal has never been an easy ride but rather a bumpy one. Yet despite the many existing challenges, big strides have been accomplished in the last decade: Citizens belonging to ethnic groups with a long-standing story of discrimination are now able to proudly celebrate their own rich cultures, including celebrating their main festivals, most of which have now become national holidays.

Sumargi’s shady deals

Minister of State for Finance Udaya Shumsher Rana has said the government has formally started coordinating with foreign banks and companies to trace sources of billions of rupees transferred to controversial businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi and firms affiliated to him.

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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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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