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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the wedding procession (baraat) event from Ayodhya to Janakpur during the Bibaha Panchami, his chief adviser has said.
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Rift in the opposition Nepali Congress is widening on multiple fronts as three power centres of the party close ranks against NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba.
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Most people who knew Chakra Prasad Banstola, who died on Saturday at the age of 74, have similar view of the man—that he was a towering stalwart of Nepali Congress, a rationalist and a visionary political thinker.
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At a time when state agencies have been prescribed austerity to reduce burden on the public coffers, the government has purchased a lavish mansion as the residence of the Nepali ambassador to the United States of America at a cost of $6.8 million—approximately Rs700 million.
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While Nepali leaders have committed time and again to the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s flagship foreign policy initiative led by President Xi Jinping, officials said little progress has been made in the last five months towards negotiating the projects identified by the Nepal government.Government officials said negotiations for around three dozen projects that were submitted to the Chinese side during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official visit to China in June are being delayed.
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The main opposition Nepali Congress has expressed serious concern over the government decision to renew negotiations with China Gezhouba Group Company Limited to develop the Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project, arguing that awarding the project without competitive bidding process was against the national interest.
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The decision to take departmental action against SP Dilli Raj Bista will be taken within a couple of days, according to top government sources who said the officer was visibly negligent in handling the investigation of the Nirmala Panta rape and murder case.A day after making public the formal investigation report on the case, the Home Ministry said that appropriate action would be taken against those found guilty in the incident.
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