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Trilateral omission


By Maila Baje Darn it, they couldn’t let our exhilaration last a little longer. When news broke of the surprise trilateral meeting between the leaders of Nepal, China and India on the sidelines of the Goa BRICS summit, it really felt, well, good, to say the least. Finally, our two …

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Restore constitutional monarchy to resolve present deadlock


By Divya Singh Rathore “Today, there is a huge demonstration in Kathmandu by the opposition. The issue is on the federal structure of the constitution”,SurendraPhuyal of the BBC Nepali Service, reported from Kathmandu on 21 January 2015. He had described about the general strike in Kathmandu on 20 January 2015 …

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In absence of monarchy


By PR Pradhan In recent two events, former king Gyanendra has expressed his utter dissatisfaction on the attitude of the political leaders. On the occasion of the greatest festival of the Nepali people having Hindu belief, the former King had put forward seven questions to the political actors of the …

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Kathmandu’s ever mobile political scene is currently throbbing in all directions. The convention of the international chapter of the World Hindu Organization has had to have its reverberations primarily because of the former king’s accurate assessment of the revolting political situation in the country and the continuing exclusivity that prevails. …

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World in Turmoil

By Prabasi Nepali Neighbours SAARC The summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was supposed to have been held in Islamabad this coming November. However, following the supposed attack by Islamic militants on an Indian outpost in Kashmir on India’s side of the de facto border (LoC/Line …

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Economic health of the country

By Prajwal Shrestha Our political leaders are excellent actors. They are never tired in giving big speeches but when they find opportunity to enjoy government funds, they never miss the chance. When the cabinet meeting had proposed to provide financial support to the ailing octogenarian leader and former prime minister …

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Has India ‘lost’ Bangladesh to China?


By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Has India ‘lost’ Bangladesh to China? This query has been ignited by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent hugely successful state visit to Bangladesh. There, Xi sought to dramatically ramp up Beijing’s clout in a country virtually joined at the hip with India ever since its gory …

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Hope for ‘One Asia’


By Suresh Acharya The International Conference on Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), in its ‘Kuala Lumpur Declaration’ has reaffirmed that sovereignty, territorial integrity and equality of all nations, peaceful settlement of international conflicts and non-interference in internal affairs. The ICAPP has become a major and unique political force open to all …

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Historical documents disappear

By Our Reporter The “loktantrik” governments having incapable and non-visionary leadership have not even been able to protect our historical documents. According to the Annapurna Post report, the then King Gyanendra had handed-over important and valuable documents to the Nepal government before he quit the Narayanhitty Royal Palace. But the …

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‘Belt and Road’ initiative points to brighter globalization


By Jean-Pierre Raffarin The history of the Silk Road sparks numerous aspirations for the ancient route. Hadrian, the Roman Emperor depicted by French writer Marguerite Yourcenar, was fascinated with the flourishing commerce and trade along the ancient Silk Road. The “Belt and Road” initiative put forward by Chinese President Xi …

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