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Archive for March, 2011


Grameen vs Bangladesh

HONG KONG. The feud in Bangladesh between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Mohammed Yunus, the founder of the microloan-making Grameen Bank and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is being portrayed as a modern-day replay of the famous battle between the wicked Kauravas and the virtuous Pandavas in the Indian epic, the Mahabharat. The […]

President meets

President Ram Baran Yadav has intensified political consultations, holding separate meetings with leaders of various political parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, President Yadav met Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Pashupati Shumsher JBR, Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party chairman Narayanman Bijuckchhe, CPN (ML) chairman CP Mainali and CPN (United) chairman Chandra Dev Joshi. On […]

Not enough

Workers in the eastern districts are protesting against the agreement signed between industrialists and trade unions on wage increase. The agreement was forged between Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC), General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) and All Nepal Trade Union […]

Knocking on the Iron Gate

The School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams began Thursday across the country. This year, 496,243 students are sitting for the exams in 1,672 centres. In an attempt to curb cheating the Controller of Examinations has introduced provisions to reward schools and exam centres with minimum or no cases of cheating. Nepal Electricity Authority has reduced loadshedding […]

Military aid from China

Chinese army chief General Chen Bingde arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday leading a 15-member military delegation on a three-day goodwill visit to Nepal. He met Nepal Army chief Chhatraman Gurung, with whom he signed an agreement for Chinese military aid worth Rs 1.42 billion. The assistance includes medical equipment for army hospital and engineering equipment […]

MJF in

Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) President Upendra Yadav agreed on Wednesday to join the UML-Maoist coalition after the party was assured of timely constitution writing, a logical conclusion of the peace process, and the implementation of past agreements with Madhesi parties. MJF’s central committee will finalise its ministerial list on Thursday. It has been learnt the […]

Energy emergency

The government on Wednesday declared the country was facing an energy crisis and announced a plan of action to tide over the energy shortfall in the next four and a half years. Deputy PM and Finance Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari announced plans to produce 2,500MW of electricity within five years. The government has also proposed […]