Nepal to hold PM’s election Wednesday

January 9, 2022 12:56 pm0 comments

Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) More than six months after Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned under pressure from the opposition Maoist party, the interim parliament will Wednesday hold elections to choose his successor, after 16 rounds of polls failed to resolve the political deadlock. As the house began its [...]

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Two suspected militants killed in Philippines

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Manila, Jan 9 (DPA) Philippine troops Sunday killed two suspected Muslim militants, including a commander, and captured another in a clash in a southern province, the army chief said. The soldiers were on patrol when they encountered the armed men in the village of Baguindan in Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan [...]

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‘Chinese military has potential to put US at risk’

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Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has warned that China’s military growth could pose a risk for America and said that the Pentagon is stepping up investments in a range of weapons and technology to counter the buildup. Despite billions of dollars in proposed Pentagon budget cuts [...]

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Bear shot dead after it enters Russian school

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Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bear broke into a school in Russia’s far eastern region and was shot dead by a police officer after it tried to attack him, police said Sunday. The animal, wounded by hunters, entered the school in the Primorye Territory Friday. A police officer arrived [...]

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Nepal government asked to recall envoy to India

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Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) Thirty MPs cutting across party lines Sunday asked Nepal’s caretaker government to recall the country’s ambassador to India, Rukma Shumsher Rana, following his alleged involvement with Indian multinational company Dabur Nepal, that remains under a cloud following a raid and investigation for irregularities. The International Relations [...]

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