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Nepal’s first cable car company enters jubilee year

By Sudeep SonawaneNovember 26, 2022Nepal’s first cable car company will launch a major tourism project in December as it enters the home run of its jubilee year. Manakamana Darshan Private Limited marked its 24th year of continuous service on November 24 since its start in 1998.The company has ambitious expansion plans. It will start construction work for a 40-room luxury resort at Manakamana Temple area … Continue reading Nepal’s first cable car company enters jubilee year

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Sham taught novices how to write alluring headlines to attract readers

Sachin Tendulkar will release former sports editor’s book at Press Club Mumbai By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, November 17, 2022Sweat beads trickled down the left side of his temple. My boss was tense. Usually upbeat and talkative, he sat silently in the red Fiat. He tightly gripped the steering wheel. His face showed stress. Through his golden frame spectacles, he gazed intently at the line of cars … Continue reading Sham taught novices how to write alluring headlines to attract readers

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‘South Asia could support Afghan media’ muzzled by Taliban

By Sudeep SonawaneNew Delhi, November 5, 2022South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal could help raise the pitch against Taliban regime that has muzzled journalists and media outlets in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan journalist and educator told an international seminar Saturday night.“There is no hope for Afghanistan media in this situation. There is not much political pressure on Taliban from governments and journalist … Continue reading ‘South Asia could support Afghan media’ muzzled by Taliban

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Can the world afford the cost and consequences of third world war?

By Sudeep SonawaneNovember 5, 2022The world totters on the brink of another costly war in the 21st century. This comes a little more than 103 years after the allies of World War I winners signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.The United Kingdom, France, United States, Italy, Russia, Japan, and Romania comprised the Allies in the 20th century. They defeated the Central Powers … Continue reading Can the world afford the cost and consequences of third world war?

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Tardy progress of reliable energy a cause for alarm

568 million people in Africa have no access to electricity By Sudeep SonawaneJune 10, 2022.Custodians of Sustainable Development Goals [7] last week urged policymakers to safeguard gains and “remain committed to working towards affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all”.The International Energy Agency [IEA], the International Renewable Energy Agency [IRENA], the United Nations Statistics Division [UNSD], the World Bank, and the World Health Organization [WHO] … Continue reading Tardy progress of reliable energy a cause for alarm

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Qatar’s ‘energy sector will be the winner in Russia-Ukraine War’

By Sudeep SonawaneDoha, March 17, 2022The State of Qatar’s energy sector will benefit a lot by the current political uncertainty caused by Russia-Ukraine War, a Doha-based expert on international economics said Wednesday.Speaking at an online event titled ‘Navigating Markets: From interest rates and inflation to big data NFTs, Roblox, and Air Jordans’ hosted by Georgetown University in Qatar’s Director and Chair of International Economics Dr. … Continue reading Qatar’s ‘energy sector will be the winner in Russia-Ukraine War’

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Global gas trade rises record 9pc in 2021

China remains largest buyer of spot and short-term gas with 25pc gross increase By Sudeep SonawaneFebruary 14, 2022The International Energy Agency’s 2022 first quarter report that highlights last year’s results says global gas trade grew by a record 9 per cent in 2021.The agency’s initial estimates indicate the world’s gas business – LNG and long-distance pipeline supplies grew over 85 bcm.The agency’s report gathers data … Continue reading Global gas trade rises record 9pc in 2021

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Serbia envoy tells journalism students ‘freedom of Press key pillar of democracy’ 

Brazil Embassy secretary says ‘pluralism common to India and Brazil’ By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, February 11, 2022.Freedom of the Press and speech, and good ethics are important for democracy, two representatives from the diplomatic corps in New Delhi told an online event organised by the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry on Friday.Other panellist included senior journalists, authors, a former state governor, a film-maker, a … Continue reading Serbia envoy tells journalism students ‘freedom of Press key pillar of democracy’ 

Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

By Mohammad Shoeb Kishanganj, Bihar,June 13, 2021 Low crop rate has inflicted financial stress on maize farmers in Bihar and Seemanchal. The pandemic, shutdown and rain make their plight worse. These farmers demand better crop prices and investment in food processing industries that will help boost prices of grains.They urge state and federal authorities to ensure fair prices for their crops. Lack of infrastructure, organised market, … Continue reading Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers