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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Defining nationalism

By PR Pradhan We have been experiencing many odd things in this “loktantrik” “new” Nepal. Those people who are campaigning for splitting the country are freely moving and launching the campaign without any hurdles. Those who are threatening to split the country are regarded as the leader and the government …

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Xi’s New Year speech offers peaceful development vision

By Wen Dao In his New Year’s address, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked of China’s resolve to develop peacefully and determination to protect sovereign integrity, warning saboteurs that the “Chinese people will never allow anyone to get away with making a great fuss about it.” Western media have taken this …

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Key state lab to research “Tibet’s bread & butter”

LHASA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has set up its first key state lab, bringing talent and funding to research barley and yaks on the plateau. The lab was co-constructed by the local Tibetan government along with the Ministry of Science and Technology, said TrinleyWangyel, director …

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Nepal and the Globe

The Vedas were to be listened to and recited. Although this recitation from word of mouth was later put to words, its lack of interpretation in the process was perhaps designed to ensure its pristine purity although one cannot deny that these yet to be accurately dated texts too have …

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2017: Hopeful, but Prepare for the Worst

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) declared last Friday that it would not accept any elections — at the local, district or national level — before the adoption of the constitution amendment bill currently registered in parliament. The umbrella organization of the seven Madhes-based political parties …

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Don’t allow NOC to pocket more profit

By Prajwal Shrestha Just recently, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), saying that the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) hiked the price of petro-products, has increased the price of the petro-products in the Nepali market. When different consumers group blamed the NOC, in the name of automatic adjustment of price, NOC has …

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The fascinating genesis of ‘Pearl Harbour’

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Last week, outgoing American President Barrack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Hawaii in a meticulously choreographed encounter 75 years after Japan’s December 7, 1941 unprovoked attack on the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbour leading to America’s World War II entry. While …

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America’s democracy has become illiberal

By Fareed Zakaria Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend: the rise of illiberal democracy. Around the world, dictators were being deposed and elections were proliferating. But in many of the places where ballots were being counted, the rule of …

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