Stories By 'ANIL GIRI'
In the days leading up to the 2017 elections, the Nepali Congress ran its poll campaigns saying voting the communist forces to power would lead to an authoritarian regime in the country. But the people gave the mandate to the two communist parties—now known as the Nepal Communist Party.
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The Foreign Ministry has officially asked the United States Ambassador to Nepal to ‘step back’ from a planned interaction programme with Nepali citizens on social media.
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Six months ago, in late November, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had blamed lack of proper policy suggestions for the slow pace of his administration’s development activities.
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A year has elapsed since India’s Ministry of Home Affairs issued a guideline asking Nepalis to obtain a non-objection certificate from the Nepal government before travelling to third countries via India, but the government remains unable to adequately communicate the provisions to Nepalis travelling via India, leading to much frustration and anger among travellers.
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A visiting senior US State Department official said on Tuesday that the Indo-Pacific Strategy is not against any country and that the United States is not asking Nepal to be “for” or “against” it.
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Nepal’s official One-China policy has come under serious scrutiny after two Members of Parliament recently participated in an event organised by the Latvian Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet and the International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet while on a personal trip to the European country.
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