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Japan’s National Day celebrated

By our Reporter Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan hosted a Reception on 2 December to celebrate the 83rd auspicious Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito at his official residence, Tahachal. Nearly four hundred of VVIP and VIP guests including the Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun as a chief guest, Speaker …

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Gwadar shining

By Khn Finally, the day came when the trade operations at the Gwadar Deep Sea Port began. If one takes into account the huge trade openings this port is going to offer to Pakistan and, of course, the connected world, the impression about this port being a “Game Changer” would …

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A great defeat

By PR Pardhan The agenda of constituent assembly was not a Nepali agenda. Immediately after dawn of democracy in 1950, India had tried to impose the election of constituent assembly. So far, visionary leaders of that time, after knowing the Indian conspiracy, escaped this design. Once, late Govinda Biyogi, senior …

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Forcing Alternatives

There is still that hope that our mainstream parties patch up their differences fast and dish out a compromise that sets the course for the current constitution to conduct all levels of elections in order to render the implementation process of the constitution complete. Warnings that disaster awaits if this …

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Dance of Small, Great & World Powers

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Nepalese Peacekeepers in War-Torn Libya Last week only the government-owned The Rising Nepal (TRN) covered an important event among all the English dailies. To recapitulate, The Himalayan Times praises itself as “Nepal’s No.1 English Daily”; The Kathmandu Post considers itself “Nepal’s Largest Selling English Daily”, and …

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“Fast-track, airport in our lifetime”

By Prajwal Shrestha Local people from Nijgadh organised walkathon from Nijgadh to Kathmandu demanding immediate construction of the Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track and international airport in Nijgadh. As the government is delaying construction of the fast-track and Nijgadh airport, to put pressure to the government, local people have organised walkathon with …

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And now, a China-Pakistan-Iran-Russia axis?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: It may come as a rude surprise to our soi-disant strategic experts, bogged down with a myopic India-centric worldview, to learn that a China-Pakistan-Iran-Russia axis may be in a nascent stage of crystallisation. What would possibly be even more alarming to that tribe of self-imagined policy …

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Federalism crippling Nepal: Local election a possible way out

By Shambhu Deo Deceptive federalism is crippling Nepal since promulgation of the constitution. A doggedly effort to organize local election can be a possible way out of the turbulence. Nepal suffered badly with a series of months long protests including blockade organized by various political parties and supported by others …

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Trump may be cool to alliance with Delhi

By Li Haidong The Republican nominee Donald Trump won the US presidential election in early November. With his presidency, the US policy toward India may show the following characteristics. For starters, the US will continue to strengthen its relationship with India. The US geopolitical competition with other powers in the …

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