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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Shrestha appointed TRN’s Chief Editor

By Our Reporter Bijaya Lal Shrestha has been appointed new chief editor of The Rising Nepal, the oldest English newspaper of Nepal being published from the Gorkhapatra Corporation. Shrestha is one of the few professional journalists to lead the official English daily.  Shrestha who obtained higher study in Russia and …

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Pakistan Embassy celebrated Independence Day

By Our Reporter On occasion of the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan, the Embassy of Pakistan, and Pakistan–Nepal Friendship and Cultural Association organized a reception/talk programme on 14 August. Vice President and chief guest of the function Nanda Bahadur Pun said that Pakistan has been a true friend of Nepal. …

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Is it adjournment or abandonment on the right?

By Maila Baje Where does the unification effort between the two factions of the right-of-center Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) stand today? RPP chairman Pashupati Shamsher Rana insists that the amalgamation announcement set for August 9 could not take place because of the parties’ failure to agree on ‘balance of power’. …

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Baburam Bhattarai: Myth of intellectual elitism

By Bhrikuti Niroula When I see and hear Baburam Bhattarai, I have trouble understanding the meaning of ‘intellectual elitist’ that he thinks he is due to his self-touted academic credentials. What an intellectual person should look and act like? Wise, broad-minded, forward-looking, empathetic, humble, brave, honest, well-mannered, self-disciplined, visionary etc.; …

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“Loktantra” has failed

By PR Pradhan The leaders of the day have already felt that the present constitution is non-functional and it has already failed. If recalled, Baburam Bhattarai and Krishna Shitaula were much active in writing the constitution. Today, Bhattarai is saying that the issue of demarcation of the boundaries of the …

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Gloomy scenario

Will the disputed issues in the constitution be resolved; will there be timely elections; will there be total implementation of the constitution by 21 January 2018, there are many questions and we don’t have hopeful answers as those who were involved in the promulgation of the constitution, are also in …

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US Presidential Election : Trump Goes on the Rampage

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla & Chandra Bahadur Parbate Both the Republican and Democratic parties are now definitely in general election mode and Republican standard bearer Donald J. Trump has ceaselessly and viciously attacked the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The ‘bumps’ in the various national polls after their respective national conventions …

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Economics of Nepali politicians

By Prajwal Shrestha It has already been two weeks since formation of a NC and MC alliance government. On 3 August Pushpakamal Dahal was elected the 39th Prime Minister of this country, yet, he is unable to give the final shape to his cabinet. In the first round, it was …

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‘Game of Thrones’ begins; results awaited

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: A ‘Game of Thrones’ of sorts has been inaugurated with the installation of the Prachanda-led coalition, born amidst the debris of the K.P. Sharma Oli-headed administration – indelibly associated in the public mind with a robust defence of the national interest and far-reaching strategic innovations vis-à-vis …

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New Silk Roads tell the story of Asia

Peter Frankopan’s (Frankopan) book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, has been an unexpected hit in the UK, staying on best-seller lists for weeks. What does Frankopan, a historian at Oxford University and director of the Oxford Center for Byzantine Research, think of the Chinese “Belt and …

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