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Youth-focussed panel discusses social media, entrepreneurship and freedom of speech

At the first edition of the ongoing Kantipur Conclave at the Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu on Sunday, a youth-focussed panel discussion saw conversation on a wide range of issues and ideas, including homecoming, entrepreneurship, social media and freedom of speech.

Timothy Aryal, Feb 18 2019

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‘Historic time for Nepal as political, economic, social factors fall into place’

Sandip Ghose, executive president for sales, marketing, and logistics of Birla Group, said on Sunday that the present is a historic time for Nepal, as all factors—political, economic and social—have fallen into place to push the nation forward.

Post Report, Feb 18 2019

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Nepal on the right path to development: Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Kantipur Conclave that kicked off in Kathmandu on Sunday, Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank’s country director for Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives, said that the stable government the country now has, after decades of instability, has been able to conceive and execute long-term visions for the country.

Post Report, Feb 18 2019

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CIAA discusses probe in Pathak’s graft case

Senior officials at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Sunday discussed initiating an investigation in the graft case involving Raj Narayan Pathak, who resigned as a commissioner of the anti-graft body on Friday.

Feb 18 2019

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Changunarayan Municipality to manage engineering college

Changunarayan Municipality has decided to takeover the management of Nepal Engineering College (NEC), whose ownership dispute resulted in the resignation of a commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Feb 18 2019

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Oli laid foundation in a year but on sand: Opposition

The opposition party, Nepali Congress, has said that the KP Sharma Oli-led government has wasted its first precious year ‘laying foundation of a house on sand’.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Feb 18 2019

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Congress boycotts hearing panel meeting

Members of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee representing the opposition Nepali Congress, which had refrained from attending previous meetings of the committee, boycotted Sunday’s meeting as well.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Feb 18 2019

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Government doctors warn of resigning en masse

Doctors serving in government health facilities throughout the country have announced they will start stern protest programmes against the employee adjustment bill that they say aims to keep doctors under the jurisdiction of the local level.

Arjun Poudel, Feb 18 2019

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Following threats, popular folk singer Sharma pulls video from YouTube

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is known for his folksy sense of humour. His satirical style of expression—often interwoven with idiomatic language—tends to send crowds into peals of laughter.

ANUP OJHA, TIKA R PRADHANFeb 18 2019

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Inaction in sexual harassment allegations against Bhattachan concerns international academics

The Britain-Nepal Academic Council has issued a statement raising concerns about the lack of investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against retired Tribhuvan University lecturer Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan.

Bhrikuti Rai, Feb 18 2019

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Now is the most appropriate time to invest in Nepal, prime minister says

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday rolled out the red carpet to all aspirant investors saying that Nepal has an immense possibility for investment and that it can offer both secure opportunities and profit.

ANIL GIRI, Feb 18 2019

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