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Economy returning to normalcy: Finance Minister Mahat

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Minister for Finance Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat asserted that the country’s economy was returning to normalcy. At an interaction organized by Economic Media Association Nepal (EMAN) marking its first anniversary here today, Minister Mahat reiterated that country’s economy was moving in the positive direction. “A lot of money was spent in unproductive sector in the past. The …

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Parliament’s Secretary-General Pandey administered oath of office and secrecy

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Newly appointed Secretary-General of Federal Parliament, Padma Prasad Pandey, has taken an oath of office and secrecy today. Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR) Devraj Ghimire administered the oath to Pandey at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor. Present on the occasion were National Assembly (NA) Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home …

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US’ warning to Papua New Guinea over potential security agreement with China ‘groundless’: experts

A senior US State Department official’s call for Papua New Guinea (PNG) to reject a potential security agreement with China reflects the hegemonic mindset of the US in the region. Chinese experts said on Monday that the accusations are completely groundless, and slammed the US actions of smearing China as “disgraceful.” “We’ve seen that the Chinese commitment in defense or …

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‘Pacific-minded’ US more likely to make false promises, mislead regional island countries

In recent years, Washington has been paying lip service to the Pacific island countries, hiding a perilous and evil agenda of militarizing the region. Yet, it still projects its own schemes onto China. In an interview published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma warned the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) …

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Why did Japan publicly name China as a ‘hypothetical enemy’?

The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the US military are currently conducting an eight-day-long joint command post computer-simulated exercise codenamed “Keen Edge.” Despite Japan’s earlier claims that the exercise “does not suppose any specific area or country,” the Japanese news agency Kyodo News, citing “government sources,” reported on January 4 that China is named as a hypothetical enemy for the first …

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Messi’s unannounced absence sparks outrage in HK

HK govt expresses disappointment over lack of prompt explanation Lionel Messi’s unannounced absence from a friendly match between the Hong Kong soccer team and his club Inter Miami on Sunday sparked disappointment and anger among fans present at the stadium. Officials from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government have also demanded an explanation. On Monday night, the organizer …

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World celebrates the Year of Dragon, gaining better understanding of Chinese culture

As the Chinese Lunar New Year is just around the corner, the strong atmosphere of the Year of the Dragon is already palpable not only throughout China but also across the world, which is also the first Spring Festival since the UN listed the Chinese Lunar New Year as its floating holiday in its calendar of conferences and meetings. With …

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