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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dr Shanshanka Koirala recovers

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala has recovered from serious illness. Koirala, who reached  the Chabahil-based Om Hospital last Tuesday (July 5) evening after feeling unwell, was found fainted Wednesday morning in the hospital. After a check-up on Tuesday night, Dr. Koirala stayed in hospital. But …

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Deciphering Dahal’s indecision

By Maila Baje What has become of Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal these days? For the second time in as many months, he has sullenly walked back from public avowals to dislodge Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s government. You can understand the whole two-steps-forward-one-step-back claptrap he profited from in the deadly old …

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NSCN has not given up on sovereignty, says Muivah

 BY VIJAITA SINGH Thuingaleng Muivah (82), general secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), which signed a framework agreement with the government last year, told The Hindu that the outfit had not given up its demand for sovereignty. Mr. Muivah also said that a separate flag and passport …

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Ox’s horn on goat’s head!

By PR Pradhan Describing on the present political situation Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that a goat cannot bear the load of an ox’s horn. Oli has spoken the truth that the present constitution, which has been imposed by the Westerners as an experiment, has become an ox’s horn …

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When Chinkaji becomes Chiniakaji

Before her assignment as the Supreme Court chief justice, acting chief justice Sushila Karki had to face the Public Hearing Committee in the Parliament. In the process of responding questions from the MPs, Karki pronounced Chiniakaji Shrestha to the NC MP. Later she confessed that she made a mistake, then …

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Added Fluidity

Things are clear as crystal. Proponents of the current scheme of things being touted as a new constitution themselves admit that some or the other coalition among them alone makes their constitution workable. The fact of the matter is that the supposed coalition partners are themselves competing among each other …

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Is the South China Sea a Chinese Lake?

International Court to Arbitrate Conflicting Claims By Shashi P.B.B. Malla This week, a landmark ruling on an arbitration case filed by the Philippines that seeks to contest China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS) will lay the future contours of International Law in particular, and International Politics …

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: I venture this brief exegesis on the recent two-day “Eminent Persons Group” (EPG) meeting on Indo-Nepal relations in Kathmandu traversing a route many will find unusual: Moscow’s blistering reaction to NATO’s decision to put four battalions in Poland and the Baltic states, perceiving NATO’s expansion into …

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India’s intolerance on minorities and anti-Pakistan moves

India which apparently, claims to be the largest democracy, acting upon the principles of liberalism and secularism has broken all the records of violence, genocide and massacre perpetrated on various ethnic and religious groups, entailing the community of its own lower castes. Taking note of the growing intolerance and plight …

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US announces expansion of trade preferences for LDCs

Washington, D.C. – The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced the Annual Product Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This measure adds new duty-free status for travel goods – such as luggage, backpacks, handbags, and wallets – for Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs), including Nepal. …

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