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Pro-Indian establishment daily admires NC-MC alliance

Nepal has had 23 governments in the last 26 years. With the Maoists withdrawing support from the current Prime Minister K P Oli-led dispensation in Kathmandu, the saga of political instability continues. For any country, this kind of staggering political churning spells bad news for governance. But despite this, Oli’s …

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“Loktantra” has failed!

The result of the April 2006 uprising was that ‘Prajantantra’ was replaced by “Loktantra”. Instead of “Prajatantra”, all the political leaders started to say “Loktantra” and this scribe had understood all the time that “Loktantra” was a mere  synonym of “Prajatantra” i.e. democracy, which was wrong. Before 1990, there was …

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Pathetic Humor

It’s pathetic at best, humorous at worse. Pathetic because it merely demonstrates that myopic partisan approaches to as grievous a topic as the nation’s constitution can so convolute and confuse the constitutional process as to fuel growing negativism on Nepali democracy. Humorous because of the antics our national leadership can …

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International Court Rejects China’s Claims in South China Sea

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla & Chandra Bahadur Parbate The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague last week firmly rejected China’s claims that it had “historical rights” in the South China Sea through its ‘nine-dash line’ (from maps dating back to the 1940s) claiming sovereignty over 90 percent of …

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Difficult to understand!

By Prajwal Shrestha Dr Govinda KC is on fast-onto-death with several demands including stopping the opening of new teaching hospitals. It sounds good that the medical students should get opportunity to study  free of cost and opening of such teaching hospitals in remote parts of the country. The question is …

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India-inspired ‘Prexit’ gambit targets China

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Maoist boss Prachanda’s decision to exit (or ‘Prexit’) the coalition led by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, with a view to toppling it, is aimed, essentially, at undermining Sino-Nepali relations heretofore on the verge of a dramatic and exciting take-off. That Prachanda combined his gambit to …

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Media in the mediation of social cleavages

By Dev Raj Dahal Introduction Nepali media have played important roles in political education, democratic movement and peace process through the resonance of sound, image and text. They had led a number of practical rescue missions when citizens were trapped by conflict and earthquake. The constitutional responsibility of the media …

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Another Kashmiri leader martyred

By Shoukat Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year-yound Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent leader. Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security …

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Foreign experts marvel at rapid development of Tibet

LHASA, July 10 (Xinhua) — Foreign researchers and journalists attending the Forum on the Development of Tibet have been awestruck by what they have seen in the regional capital Lhasa. The Tibetan miracle is the result of massive effort by the Chinese government to foster productive enterprises, said Mewati Sitaram …

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Panchen Lama to give rare Buddhist ritual in Tibet

LHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) — Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu will give an important four-day Buddhist ritual known as Kalachakra in Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze, southwest China’s Tibet, later this month. The temple and the Buddhist Association in Xigaze jointly announced on Tuesday that the Kalachakra service will last …

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