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Traitors working to amend the constitution as per Indian design

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress president SherBahadurDeuba have been working to please India by registering a constitution amendment proposal in the parliament. Dahal, who returned to power in the support of NC in August this year, had said that he had become the Prime …

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Decade of desultory dominion

By Maila Baje It’s not hard to see why an intense sense of public despondency overshadows the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) signed between the interim government led by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and the erstwhile Maoist rebels. In all fairness, the CPA did succeed in …

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Rampant corruption in Nepal

By Divya Singh Rathore Corruption is the disease of the world. On 31 October 2003, the United Nations drafted a convention against corruption and finally it was singed on 9 December 2003, one hundred and ninety-four countries of the world are the parties of this convention. Article 5 to 14 …

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Majority’s voice suppressed in “loktantra”

By PR Pradhan The political parties observed 20 November as the 10th anniversary of signing of the comprehensive peace agreement. Some Maoist leaders claimed for achieving big things in these past years after endorsement of the Agreement, however, they have failed to identify the achievements. In the past ten years, …

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The ‘Panchay’ Party

The Rashtriya Prajatantra Party is one again. ‘Again’ is the key word here. This round, it is the unification of the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party led by Pashupati S. Rana and the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party Nepal led by Kamal Thapa that has united. Prior to this, the Rashtriya Parjatantra Party had …

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US President-Elect Dominates World’s Attention

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Nepal Transforms from ‘Loktantra’ (Democracy) to ‘Loottantra’ (Kleptocracy) After the major ‘SujataKoirala Scandal’ involving a huge amount of state grant for her medical treatment, Nepal’s legislators have now awarded themselves a massive increment in emoluments and other benefits which will be a major burden on the …

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Lessons to learn

By Prajwal Shrestha After Indian PM announced ban on high denomination Indian notes, the Nepali people have also become victims. It is estimated that commoners are holding billions of rupees of such banned Indian currencies.  They are confused, whether they can exchange the Indian currencies with them or not. This …

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Quo vadis: ‘Containment of China’ in Trump era?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Last week, I recommended that our foreign policy wonks pay heed to how developments are likely to unfold in the US-China-India arena, après the January 20, 2017 inauguration of president-elect Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. It could provide useful guidance …

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China wins chance to lead APEC trade deal

By George N. Tzogopoulos Source The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Latin America and his attendance at the APEC forum in Peru are happening at a critical moment for world politics. The US presidential election challenges continuity in its foreign and economic policy. Although the current period is …

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