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Top Leaders Seem To Have No Understanding Of Federalism
REPUBLICA
At 74, political, human rights and social activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar has started to show his age. But the septuagenarian activist, who has recently been proposed as the head of the National Movement for Adibasi and Janajati starting next month, comes to life whenever the topic turns to the place of the marginalized, Dalits and Janajatis in the new constitution. Here are excerpts of his candid conversation with Mahabir Paudyal.

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The Madheshi Parties Are One On Core Issues
REPUBLICA
Malaysia Airlines Satisfied With Business In Nepal
REPUBLICA
Malaysia Airlines has completed two years of direct flights to Nepal. The airline, which started three flights a week from September 1, 2012 to Nepal, has now added two more flights per week. The airline has also opened its new office in Kathmandu.

Azahar Hamid,
regional senior vice president for South Asia and Middle East of the Malaysia Airlines, came to Nepal to inaugurate the new office. Republica´s Susheel Bhattarai caught up with Hamid to talk about the airlines´ business in Nepal, growing competition and the airlines´ future plan, among others. Excerpts: 
Federalism Is Not A Magic Bullet. It Cannot Solve Everything
REPUBLICA
UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been an active participant in inter-party negotiations to resolve constitutional issues. But as of Wednesday, consensus efforts have failed and the all-powerful Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) is set to submit its report to CA, having once again failed to meet its extended deadline (which ended Tuesday) to forge consensus. What caused this fiasco? How will constitution making progress from here on? And what is Maoist road-map for consensus? Maoist Vice-Chair Shrestha shared his insights with Mahabir Paudyal and Ashok Dahal.
Ad Industry Recorded 10% Growth In Dashain
REPUBLICA
Dashain is when Nepali people are busy shopping and to attract customers most corporate houses and business organizations come up with various schemes and offers for consumers. The announcement of festive schemes and offers helps the advertisement industry make money.

Republica
talked to Raj Kumar Bhattarai, president of the Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN), to know how the industry did this Dashain. Excerpts:
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