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The wages of crying wolf

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By Maila Baje So it eventually had to come to this. A decade after triumphing in their ‘people’s war’, Baburam Bhattarai is accusing Pushpa Kamal Dahal of betraying the nation in order to maintain his grip on power by signing a despicable agreement with India during his recent trip down …

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Restore constitutional monarchy to resolve present deadlock

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By Divya Singh Rathore, London “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 …

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By Prabasi Nepali SAARC Summit Cancelled As a result of the armed confrontation on the de facto Indo-Pakistani border in Kashmir, India first unilaterally withdrew its participation in the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled for November 9-10 in Islamabad. In India’s opinion, in view of increasing cross-border ‘terrorist’ attacks in the …

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Can we make Nepal self-sufficient?

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By Prajwal Shrestha Read the report that in our international trade, the country is facing losses worth 2 billion rupees per day. In this way, in a month, the loss will amount to 60 billion rupees. Nevertheless, our balance of payment was positive due to the remittance revenue that the …

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Reflections on China’s geopolitical/policy moves

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Though much attention is focused on India-Pakistan relations and SAARC, it will not be wasted effort to spare some time and thought to aspects of China’s recent geopolitical and policy moves. In one way or another, they will have a singular bearing on the strategic environment …

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How powerful is Islamic State’s ‘United Cyber Caliphate’?

By Pramod Raj Sedhain The dramatic rise of Islamic State ultra-extremist group since June 2014 in Iraq and Syria has not only posed threat on physical terrorism threat but has also created critical threat on cyber arena. IS does not use routine terrorist tactics and has proved that it uses …

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Kathmandu can serve as a bridge between China and South Asia

By Liu Zongyi Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, made India his first port of call earlier this month. The four-day trip was his first since taking office. This visit was a point of discussion among the world’s media, with some being surprised that …

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Indian comedy of “surgical strikes”

By Iqbl Over the last week, Indian leadership took a number of steps to provoke Pakistan into action. Pakistan’s leadership has acted pragmatically. The comedy of surgical strikes was poorly scripted to suck Pakistan into an embarrassing corner, in both cases: either by acting or by not acting militarily. However, …

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Tibet dams river for its costliest hydro project

LHASA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — Tibet on Friday blocked a tributary of the YarlungZangbo River as part of its most expensive hydro project. The Lalho project on the Xiabuqu River in Xigaze, involves an investment of 4.95 billion yuan (740 million U.S. dollars), said Zhang Yunbao, head of the project’s …

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