Experts want BIMSTEC to focus on reducing climate change effects

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The foreign affairs experts and former diplomats have said one of the major focuses of the BIMSTEC could be the reduction of climate change effects. During a discussion organized at Foreign Ministry today, former ambassadors and diplomats argued that time has come to link all members of the BIMSTEC through air, land
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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived in his home district, Jhapa, Wednesday. This is his second visit to the home town after taking the prime ministerial berth this round. A program has been set to offer him a civic felicitation at Kamal rural municipality and Gauridaha municipality Wednesday, informed Mayor of Gauridaha municipality Rohit
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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has assured that the problems landless squatters facing in the country would be addressed permanently. But the PM sought five years time for this task. PM Oli made the statement at a cadres’ gathering organized by CPN Pathari Sanishchare Municipal Committee at Pathari Sanishchare-1 in Morang district Wednesday. PM Oli
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Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has argued that the success of the government recent campaign ‘Education for All’ could be achieved only after coordination and active efforts of all sides concerned. Addressing the one-day workshop here Wednesday, Minister Pokharel stated that the local units should work responsibly to ensure that all
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Unknown attackers fired shots at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey’s capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ankara governor’s office said six shots were fired from a moving white car towards the embassy compound at 5:30 am (2:30 GMT). Three of the bullets hit the gate and
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Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said. By mid-afternoon, fighting was still underway in the area to free 21 remaining hostages, officials added. The operation was a boost for Afghan forces, which have struggled
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Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, has insisted the Tribhuvan University (TU) should pay its attention to maintaining the quality of its education system. In his address to the 58th anniversary celebration of Ratna Rajyalaxmi Campus (RR) based in the Exhibition Road Monday, the education minister stressed that the university should guarantee
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The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has ordered the police to produce former Minister and spokesperson of the Netra Bikram Chand led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma before the court within 24 hours. A single bench of Justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada has also asked the police to bring the original file along
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Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has claimed significant achievements in foreign relations, good governance and development during the six months of his reign. “It has been six months I have taken responsibility (sic) as the Prime Minister. During this time, foreign policy has been strengthened based on prioritizing nation and mutual respect. Additionally, foundation
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The Supreme Court (SC) has not issued an interim order to stay removal of Kamini Rajbhandari from the post of managing director (MD) of Nepal Telecom. A single bench of Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana hearing the petition filed by Rajbhandari on Sunday has refused to issue an interim order as sought by her. Rajbhandari, who
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