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Indian envoy Rae meets former PM Oli at UML party office

By Our Reporter Former Prime Minister K. P. Oli, who has openly been accusing India of pulling down his government, denied meeting Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjeet Rae at former’s Balkot residence. Instead, Oli told Rae to meet him at the UML’s headquarters. Interestingly, Oli did not allow Rae to …

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Helicopter crashes killing 7 in Nuwakot

By Our Reporter In a week of the appointment of Pushpa Kamal Dahal as the 39th prime minister of Nepal, the country witnessed two air crashes killing seven persons. Four days after an aircraft belonging to Makalu Air made a force-landing in the  Karnali River of Rauterana in Mugu, a …

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Thaneshwar Ghimire’s demise, a loss to the nation

By Our Reporter   Social worker and businessman Thaneshwar Ghimire, 86, passed away on 2 August. Born in a village near Memmo, Myanmar, Ghimire is one among the pioneer transportation entrepreneurs. When Ghimire was in Myanmar, he had played a vital role in construction of the Durga Temple in Memmo. …

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Senior journalist Nirvik passes away

By Our Reporter Senior journalist having patriotic stance, Dilliram Nirvik, 78, passed away on Wednesday, 3 August. Born in Shantipur, Ilam, Nirvik devoted his entire life in the profession of journalism. He launched Hijo-Aaja vernacular daily, among others, from Bhadrapur in Jhapa district. The daily was being published in a …

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Humility: Making sense of Dahal’s makeover

By Maila Baje For someone who stepped down from the premiership so rancorously seven years ago refusing to ‘prostrate’ before ‘foreign gods’, Pushpa Kamal Dahal is trying hard these days to illuminate his halo of humility. To be sure, Nepal’s top Maoist no longer projects the ferocity of yore. Open …

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By PR Pradhan Just recently Maoist Center supremo Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” had said that he doesn’t want to be the “Yes man” of anybody. After he was “terminated “ from the post of the PM eight years ago, time and again, he has said that he didn’t wish to be …

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Why Complain

Decades of organized political myths accepted as whole and soul truths doled out by political ideologues to emerging youths used as political fodder have taken their toll in the body politic. Emerging from their idealized versions of glorified public leaders and sheer glorified political actions amidst the stark reality of …

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Turkey’s Failed Military Coup & Its Ramifications

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla & Chandra Bahadur Parbate The failed military coup d’etat ended in triumph for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The violent attempt to overthrow the legitimate government was crushed at its very inception, and order restored. Many instigators and their presumed collaborators and sympathizers have been arrested. It …

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No problem of funds for infrastructure development

By Prajwal Shrestha From the infrastructure development tax on petro-products introduced by the previous KP Sharma Oli led government, the government has been able to collect one billion rupees within one and a half months. The government is collecting five rupees per liter of petro-products to construct the Budhigandaki reservoir …

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China’s rising global influence: stray reflections

By MR Josse …………………………………………………………….. KATHMANDU: When there has been an abrupt, externally-driven change of government here due to alarms set off by China’s perceived lengthening shadow south of the Himalayas, let us chew some intellectual cud on China’s fast expanding, global sway. Let me initiate this exposition by referring to …

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