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In democratic societies, citizens have two things at their disposal--the ballot box and the soapbox. While the ballot box allows citizens to choose their representatives, the soapbox allows them to engage in collective deliberation to the extent that they succeed at ousting those representatives who end up showing disregard for democratic values.
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The cash flow problem in the state-owned airlines, however, started nine months ago when it inducted two brand new Airbus A330 jets into its fleet last year, as they largely remained under-utilised for months after failing to get enough routes to fly.
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The three cities of the Valley have all adopted their own approaches to reconstructing their heritage. While Bhaktapur has stayed strictly local, Kathmandu and Patan have welcomed foreign funds and expertise, irking activists.
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One of the biggest complaints from villagers is that the reconstruction grant is inadequate to initiate reconstruction and the overall tranche is not enough to complete a house.
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When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25, 2015, the world around Saraswati Maharjan started collapsing.
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Labour-related migration has been keeping the youth away from extremism, but for how long?
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The customs officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national with 750 grams of gold hidden in his rectum.
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An overloaded bus plunged some 200 metres off the road at Sahukharka along the Bhimdutta Highway in Dadeldhura district on Wednesday, killing five persons and injuring 34 others.
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The conflict victims’ organisations are making preparations to recommend the names of office-bearers for the two transitional justice bodies, with a belief that the government will amend the existing transitional justice act before the new leaderships have assumed the two offices.
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Leaders and bureaucrats do not want to give up the power they have been holding.
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When the 2015 earthquakes hit the village of Barpak, Aash Kumari Ghale was working in the fields with her son and daughter. She rushed home to find it in ruins, but ultimately, she was relieved she didn’t lose any family members, unlike thousands of other families.
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Today a certain someone who has never given you the time of day will suddenly bathe you in all sorts of attention. Familiarity breeds contempt, and now that the mystery is gone, the reality might be rather disappointing. Keep moving.
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Films

Apr 25 2019

Films
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Two swimming national records were set on the final day of the eighth National Games in Nepalgunj as Gaurika Singh added four titles to take her medal tally to 12 gold.
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The eighth National Games concluded on Wednesday with Gandaki Province officially declared as the hosts of the ninth edition.
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Curtains came down on the eighth National Games on Wednesday amidst a colourful evening at the Nepalgunj Stadium as more serious concerns loom over the best use and proper maintenance of the sports infrastructure that the Province 5 now has at its disposal.
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Amateur golfer Tanka Bahadur Karki maintained a two-stroke lead over Deepak Acharya after the third round of the Surya Nepal NPGA Tour Championship at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Wednesday.
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Nepal all but secured a semi-final berth in the ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket tournament with a 39-run victory over Malaysia at the Prem Tinsulanonda International School grounds in Chiangmai, Thailand, on Wednesday.
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The Middle Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric Project said it might end the contract with the Chinese contractor for the civil and hydro-mechanical works for its failure to follow instructions and resume work.
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Bowing to a long-standing demand from gas bottlers, Nepal Oil Corporation has raised their commission by Rs27.88 per cylinder. According to corporation officials, gas bottlers will receive a commission of Rs259.88 per cylinder from Thursday.
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