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  'Resolving Labor Issue Will Be The Main Agenda'
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    Shyam Sundar Lal Kakshpati is the newly-elected president of Hotel Association Nepal (HAN). Earlier, he was General Secretary of HAN. He is chairman of Riverside Resort in Kurintar and Nanglo Group. Samiksha Koirala of Republica caught up with Kakshpati and talked about his plans for HAN for next two years. Excerpts:

 
  Steady Realty Prices Is A Form Of Correction
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    Icchya Raj Tamang is the chairman of Civil Group, a business conglomerate that has been operating a slew of companies ranging from real estate and housing to banks and financial institutions. In an interview with Rupak D Sharma of Republica, Tamang talked about the group´s new project, Civil Trade Center, and the country´s stagnant real estate market. Excerpts:

 
  Threat Of Conflict Not From Ethnic Groups But Control Over Resources
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    Dominic O’Neill is the head of the British government’s Department for International Development (DfID) Nepal. O’Neill, who arrived in Nepal in August, has previously served in Yemen, Iraq and Sierra Leone. A fluent Arabic speaker, O’Neill’s new passion is learning Nepali. In an interview with Rupak D Sharma he talked about challenges faced by Nepal in development process, bureaucratic hurdles that donor agencies face, the ongoing peace process and DfID’s support in Nepal’s federalism effort.

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  Directorate Should Be Given Military Mandate: Pun
       REPUBLICA  
 
    Following the recent decision of the UCPN (Maoist) standing committee to accept Nepal Army-proposed modality of integration, the parties are likely to reach consensus on the modality for integration of the Maoist combatants.

However, the Maoists have not accepted the modality in totality, leaving the nitty-gritties of modality open for discussion with other parties. In this context, Republica´s Kiran Chapagain and Kiran Pun talked to Barsha Man Pun, the chief of the party´s army integration bureau, on Sunday. Excerpts:

 
  Party Will Ultimately Follow My Line: Baidya
       KIRAN PUN  
 
    Maoist Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya, who leads the hardline camp in the UCPN (Maoist), has registered a note of dissent against the party’s decision to accept Nepal Army’s modality for PLA integration.

Earlier, he had registered his dissent when Chairman Dahal adopted the line of peace and constitution overturning the mandate of the Palungtar plenum.

Baidya has accused Chairman Dahal of deviating from the revolutionary course of the party. Republica’s Kiran Pun caught up with him at the party headquarters Paris Danda after the standing committee meeting of the party held on Saturday. Excerpts:

 
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