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Divided on unification

A large number of people voted for the left alliance in the recent elections because they promised a new era of stability in Nepal. But the chain of political events since the elections reveals that very little has changed and things are much the same.

Concrete block

In blatant disregard of the views long espoused by conservationists and locals, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has used concrete to build up a portion of Rani Pokhari’s boundary wall.

Ticking time bomb

A massive fire that broke out at the Birgunj-based Super Gas, a cooking gas bottling plant, has raised serious questions on safety measures embraced by factories that store and handle highly flammable products like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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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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,


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...