Int'l Coverage

Ahead of elections, India’s major parties are divided over regional strategy

India’s two major political parties, Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, appear sharply divided over their approaches when it comes to taking forward two major regional groupings—SAARC and BIMSTEC—as the country heads to polls this week.

ANIL GIRI, Apr 08 2019

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Nepali peacekeeping troops in Libya are safe, Nepal Army says

Amid concerns from different quarters, the Nepal Army in a press statement said on Monday that the 231 personnel-strong Nepali peacekeeping force was safe and there are no immediate plans to remove them. 

Binod Ghimire, Apr 08 2019

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China’s top political advisory body starts annual session

China’s top political advisory body started its annual session Saturday afternoon in Beijing with the aim to propel the country towards a “great modern socialist country.”

Anuj Kumar Adhikari, Mar 04 2018

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Hurricane Harvey displaces 15 Nepali families in Houston

Tropical storm Harvey has displaced 15 Nepali families living in Greater Houston in Southeast Texas of the USA.

Post Report, Aug 30 2017

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Ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra flees Thailand

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has fled abroad ahead of a verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme on Friday, according to BBC

Post Report, Aug 25 2017

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Gorkhaland movement: Govt invites agitating side for talks

The West Bengal government has invited the agitating Nepali-speaking people residing in Darjeeling for talks, 70 days after the protests intensified in the hill town. The various groups including Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) have been spearheading the protest in Darjeeling demanding a separate Gorkhaland state.

PARBAT PORTEL, Aug 24 2017

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Deported Nepali teen Bivsi Rana can return to Germany

A Nepali teenage girl who was removed from her classroom at Duisburg-based school, in North West Germany and deported to Nepal, has been allowed to return to Germany on a study visa, BBC reported.

Post Report, Jul 26 2017

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Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness—a bright mosaic

Arundhati Roy’s second novel is not just one story, but many. Here is a trans woman from Delhi, here is a man from an untouchable background passing himself off as a Muslim, here is a government official retired from a post in Kabul, here is a resistance fighter in Kashmir, here is a woman in the Maoist rebellion in Bastar, here is a rebellious woman who kidnaps an abandoned baby, and more.

Jul 22 2017

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Ram Nath Kovind elected India's 14th President

Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar Governor, has been elected India's 14th President on Thursday.

Post Report, Jul 20 2017

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Nepal police investigate death of girl banished for menstruating

Police in Nepal are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was banished to a poorly-ventilated shed because she was menstruating.

BBC, Dec 21 2016

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At soaring rate, Nepalis seeking jobs abroad come home dead

A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold out, but her sleeping toddler is heavy and warm in her arms.

Associated Press, Dec 21 2016

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Brunei's Borneo Bulletin joins ANN

The Borneo Bulletin, an independent newspaper based in Brunei Darussalam, has joined Asia News Network (ANN) bringing the pan-Asian membership to 22 countries.

Post Report, Dec 19 2016

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