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Finance Minister Pun presenting FY 2081/82 budget

Kathmandu, May 28: Finance Minister Barshman Pun has started presenting the annual estimates of the government’s revenue and expenditure (budget) for the financial year 2081/82 at the joint meeting of the federal parliament. Earlier today, the joint session of Parliament scheduled for 1 pm was postponed for two hours to address the demand of the main opposition, Nepali Congress that …

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Future vision is crucial for revival of China-Japan-S.Korea cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Qiang jointly meets the press with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida following the ninth Trilateral Summit Meeting among China, Japan and South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, May 27, 2024. Photo: Xinhua The ninth Trilateral Summit Meeting among China, Japan and South Korea, held after more than four years, achieved significant …

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Schedule for budget speech postponed by two hours

Kathmandu, May 28: The schedule for the presentation of the government’s estimations of revenue and expenditures (budget) for the fiscal year 2081-82 BS (2024-25) has been postponed by two hours. Earlier, Speaker Devraj Ghimire scheduled the budget speech at 1:00 pm today before a joint sitting of the Federal Parliament. Now, it has been rescheduled for 3:00 pm. Finance Minister …

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Lai’s attempt to seek ‘independence’ will surely face strong counterattack

Lai Ching-te, the Taiwan region’s new leader, has stepped onto the front stage with a radical and adventurous “Taiwan independence” stance in his inauguration speech on May 20. The speech was full of hostility, provocation, lies and deception, releasing dangerous and provocative signals of seeking “Taiwan independence.” It has caused deep concern among the public about the future of the …

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China sharpens response, as US sets date for tariff hikes, pushes EU to follow suit

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday reaffirmed the country’s commitment to green development and slammed “certain countries and regions” mulling to take restrictive measures against Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), in response to reports of a prominent Chinese expert calling for a temporary tariff hike on imported cars with large engines. The remarks marked a sharpened response to the US …

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Amnesty International’s Secretary-General pays courtesy call on PM Dahal

Kathmandu, May 24: Secretary-General of the Amnesty International, Agnes Callamard has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Friday. Various matters related to the transitional justice and human rights were discussed in the meeting held at PM residence, Baluwatar, informed PM Dahal’s press expert Manahari Timlsina. On the occasion, PM Dahal clarified that Nepal has …

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Whether to follow the US’ tariff policies tests Europe’s strategic autonomy

On May 21, while attending an event in Frankfurt, Germany, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that “the US and Europe need to respond to China’s industrial overcapacity in a strategic and united way.” She openly urged the EU to intervene urgently to “dampen” China’s growing green technology exports, including solar panels and wind turbines. Given Germany’s staunch opposition to …

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