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Tibetans arrested in Kathmandu

Nepal Police has arrested nine Tibetans from Kathmandu on Monday as they marked the 55th anniversary of Tibetan uprising. According to Nepal Police spokesperson Ganesh KC, five have been arrested from outside the Chinese Embassy and four have been taken into custody from Swyambhunath Stupa premises. “They have been kept in custody at local police […]

Koirala’s wish

Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala, who was almost taken to India for medical treatment Wednesday morning, is now reported to be in a stable condition. And, in a meeting with UN Under General Secretary B Lynn Pascoe, he said his only wish before his last breath is to see the promulgation of the new […]

Corruption scandal

Education Minister Ram Chandra Kuswaha, who is being investigated by the Public Account Committee for corruption, is about to lose his job after international donors threatened to scrap aid if appropriate action was not taken against the minister. Republica writes: International donors have demanded action against Kuswaha as a condition for continuation of funding of […]

Sign of things to come

Two weeks after Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said his request for talks with Delhi was a joke, he launched a “fight for national independence” on Wednesday. The Himalayan Times reports: Chairman of UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachande’ today claimed that the foreign powers were attempting to stop the change. “Despite that, the fight for […]

Good and bad treatment

In Beijing on Tuesday, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal got the red-carpet welcome at the Great Hall of the People from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Nepal also got China to pledge 100 million Yuan (nearly Rs 1.5 billion) in assistance every year in exchange for controlling anti-China activities in Nepal. Republica writes: During the meeting, […]

The business of money

Remember those Airbus jets that Nepal Airline Corporation wanted to buy, and deposited a non-refundable sum of US $750,000 towards them in November? The Public Account Committee of the parliament is saying the deal breached the law and wants the corporation to scrap it. The Kathmandu Post reports: PAC has termed the NAC’s decision to […]

Nation of strikes

Nepal Medical Association has called for a nationwide shutdown of all health institutions, except emergency services, demanding that the government provide professional security in all medical facilities. Republica reports: Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella organization of doctors across the country, decided to go ahead with the strike after its deadline to the government to […]