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Fidel Castro: Lessons for Nepali leaders


By Our Reporter Fidel Castro who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. Despite facing US blockades for decades, he managed to build a strong Cuba, making his country prosperous …

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Indian worry on Farooq Abdullah’s statement


Malik M Ashraf FORMER Chief Minister of Indian Occupied Kashmir Farooq Abdullah speaking at a function at Chenab valley said that Kashmir was neither Indian property nor was its integral part. He said that India would have to talk to Pakistan, a party to the dispute to resolve this issue. …

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TRC to set up offices in all 7 provinces

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Nepal is preparing to expedite further investigation into conflict-era complaints by setting up one each province office in all seven provinces. Since the 90 per cent of its internal works have been executed, the TRC is going at the local level for additional investigation …

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Load-shedding: Gift of corrupt NEA officials

By Our Reporter Evidences prove that the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has remained a haven for the corrupt officials, who compelled the people face load-shedding for hours by taking commission from the industries and businessmen. They supply power to the industries and businessmen receiving commission of a few thousand rupees. …

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Running on the right track?


By Maila Baje Whatever the reasons behind the precipitous unification of Nepal’s two major rightwing parties last week, one thing is pretty clear. The development is not part of the wave of rightwing populism blowing across the West and elsewhere. So let’s start by not rushing to anoint our version …

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The Chinese dream continues to make a difference

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — China is moving closer to its goal of building an all-round moderately prosperous society by 2020, inspired by the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Chinese dream concept, and remarkable progress has been made …

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Delhi Pact Negated


Many a time this column has had to resort to recall. Recall that the so-called Janaandolan 2 led by the Nepali Congress was for the restoration of a duly dissolved parliament. Dig deeper into memory and you will discover that a constitutional monarchy acquiesced to the advice of the elected …

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International Affairs in Flux

By Prabasi Nepali Asia Domestic Constitutional Election Threshold There was some discussion among the larger political parties of amending the constitution to introduce an election threshold –- restrictive clause — of 3 percent, i.e. political parties that do not obtain at least this percentage of the total vote in the …

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Flashback: Cuban missile crisis, October 1962


By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Last week Fidel Castro who ruled Cuba with an iron fist for 49 years died. This column is not focused on Castro’s life and times. It is more narrowly framed around one of the momentous geopolitical events of the 20th century in which he played a …

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Reinventing federalism in Nepal


By Shambhu Deo Nepal’s politics is in a crux while implementing federalism through amendment of the constitution.Nepal’s constitution 2015 has prominently changed Nepal into a secular federal republic state. There are seven provinces based on identity and capability and is being criticized by various sectors since promulgation.Tarai-based parties demand only …

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