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Congress Critical

Sher Bahadur Deuba’s is certainly no easy undertaking. He is running a Nepali Congress close to its nadir until Girija Koirala jumped on the Delhi bandwagon to emerge as local patron of the Maoists whose  ‘people’s war’ was against his party in the very first place. Girija, assured of a …

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By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Garbage The government, civil society and the public at large are neglecting the nexus between open garbage on the streets and the possibility of spreading disease and epidemics. The people in general take it as their god-given right to haphazardly throw their household rubbish at the …

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Not a positive syndrome

By Prajwal Shrestha Reports state that Nepal imports billions of rupees worth of confectionaries. According to the report, this year, Nepal imported confectionaries worth 6 billion 349 million rupees and chewing-gum worth one billion 847 million rupees. This report is very much disgusting as Nepal is spending a huge amount …

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The Bhutanese refugees

Sir, It is heartening that the USA’s Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal is now engaged for the final resolution of the long-festering Bhutanese refugees problem in Nepal and that foreign minister Prakash Sharan Mahat has been categorical that Bhutan must take its citizens back (The Kathmandu Post, page one, …

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Is China now the world’s ‘second super power’?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Is China now the world’s second super power, after the United States? While intellects of far superior geopolitical acumen or acuity than mine will no doubt provide authoritative answers to that tantalizing query soon enough, I have for sometime now been struck that, almost without anyone …

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Anubhav Ra Anubhuti

(Jeevan Yatraka Aitihasik Mod) By Dayaram Bhakta Mathema Pub. Daya Foundation Kathmandu Price: Rs 600/- Last week saw a review of  Rewati Raman Khanal’s  autobiography with the same title in this paper. Mathema’s book  is yet another autographical account of  his life’s experience and conclusions also largely related to the …

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After India-US pact, Pak reveals defence agreement with China

By Omer Farooq Khan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cabinet has approved a long-term defence agreement with China, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. The Express Tribune reported that the approval was given after PM Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting in Lahore on July 15 upon his return from London. The revelation comes …

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China urges U.S. not to support “Tibet independence”

HANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping said Saturday that China hopes the United States would honor its commitment in Tibet-related issues and not support secessionist activities by “Tibet independence” forces. He made the remarks when meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the eve of a G20 …

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Shoton Festival begins in Tibet

LHASA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival began in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century. It was originally a religious …

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