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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Internal Crises & Foreign Relations

By Prabasi Nepali “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order” The above is the title of the new book by Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). In spite of the title, the book is not primarily on American foreign …

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What has gone wrong with our economy?

By Prajwal Shrestha The other day, Energy Minister Janardan Sharma revealed that he had wanted to do many things but he didn’t find an environment to work in. He recalled that he had to fight with the gang who were cheating the consumers by showing acute shortage of electricity. In …

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Will Modi’s foreign policy become more audacious?

MR josse

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Will Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – flush from his spectacular electoral showing in state assembly elections, especially in UP – become more assertive, audacious or reckless with respect to handling Indian foreign/security policy? While we shall know the answer soon enough, I wish to focus …

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Series of summits and onerous task of nation building

Sarachchandra Bhandary

By Sharachchandra Bhandary In a bid to attract Foreign Direct Investment and take forward Nepal to the path of economic prosperity, the government and Confederation of Nepali Industries separately organized two international conferences. The one hosted by the government was named ‘Nepal Investment Summit’ while the other organized at the …

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Alarming situation


By Our Reporter It is very sad to state that in an encounter with the security forces, three activists of the Madheshi Front have been killed, several succumbed bullet injury and several dozen have been wounded in Rajbiraj on Monday afternoon. The Front activists had aimed at disturbing the mass …

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All eyes towards Delhi


By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Whether the local election will be held on 14 May or it will be postponed, even the supreme leaders of the political parties are not sure. For the last 19 years, the nation has not been able to conduct the local body election. After a long …

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When PM violates code of conduct


By Our Reporter The Election Commission has, by implementing the election code from last Wednesday, prevented the Prime Minister and Ministers from using helicopters till the end of local polls. However, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had violated the code by using helicopter to fly to Kamidanda of Kavre on …

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Politics for power

By Our Reporter The leaders of major political parties, although, are lauding for 14 May local level election, are busy in power politics. Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal wants to prolong his tenure whereas NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba is preparing for becoming the next prime minister before the Budget presentation. …

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By Our Reporter Elections of the Free Students Union under Tribhuvan University flopped this year as the elections could not be held in the big campuses within and outside the capital city. Of the 60 TU constituents campuses, the elections of FSU were held only in 22 campuses due to …

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RPP approves cow as its election symbol, nominates office bearers

Rastriya Prajatantra Party holds Central Committee meeting in Kathmandu on March 3, 2017. Photo: Mohan Shrestha/Twitter

By Our Reporter The newly-unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided pick cow as its election symbol. The second central committee meeting of the party held Friday after the general convention following unification between RPP and RPP-Nepal decided to pick the election symbol earlier used by RPP-Nepal. Some leaders of …

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