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By Our Reporter When PM Dahal was meeting with the Indian leaders, including his counterpart, he was in a suit with tie on his neck. Besides, he was wearing a cap from which we could assume that he was a Nepali. However, the other officials in his team, including the …

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A handshake and a shakedown


By Maila Baje Was Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India really as successful as is being officially characterized in both countries? The answer would rest on whether Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in Kathmandu this year – or ever. From New Delhi’s standpoint, at least, our prime minister’s …

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Indra Jatra, Kumari and King Prithvi


By Dirgha Raj Prasai The glorious Indra Jatra, this year, is being celebrated enthusiastically in Kathmandu on Bhadra 30th 2073 BS (15th Sep.2016). On Bhadra 1825 BS, the golden day of Indra Jatra, King Prithvi Narayan Shah concurred greater Nepal and sat on the royal throne at Hanuman Dhoka with …

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A failed “loktantra”

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The country is practicing a system which has already been proven that it will not benefit the nation, rather, it will destroy a sovereign and independent nation created by our brave forefathers by shedding their bloods. The nation observed first anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution with a great …

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By Prabasi Nepali Neighbours India’s Water Wars This month, two states (and their inhabitants) of the Indian Union, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the south were at daggers drawn regarding the sharing of the waters of the Kaveri river. This has its headwaters in the Western Ghats (Karnataka) and flows …

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Did we forget economic embargo?

By Prajwal Shrestha The weakness of the Nepali people is that very soon they forget the past. Last year, when we were very badly suffering from the devastating earthquake, we had to face yet another crisis due to the intentional economic embargo imposed by our “special friend” India. The Nepali …

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Ignorance: The Costs


C.P. Mainali, still a leader of one of the minor communist parties made news nearly three decades ago when he chose to speak over a Radio Nepal interview that king Mahendra was a nationalist leader of Nepal. This was news at that time since he was part of the newly …

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Prachanda’s India visit: disturbing strategic underpinnings

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: While Prime Minister Prachanda’s visit to India has led to breathless claims about its purported success in advancing Nepal-India ties to dizzy heights, its disturbing strategic underpinnings have either not been grasped, or, have been ignored. This column attempts to illuminate the significance of key strategic …

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Nepal risks missing chance with China

By Xu Liang Under the spotlight, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is popularly known as Prachanda, shook hands with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his tour in India last week. Yet in the picture published by The Himalayan Times, Prachanda was smiling cautiously. This is not an …

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