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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dr Lohani quits party

By Our Reporter Senior leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani quit the party on Sunday, 20 days after the unification of the Pashupati Shumsher Rana-led RastriyaPrajatantraParty and Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal. Dr Lohani, who served as national president of the party and finance minister, …

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Self-sufficiency and Buddhist economics

By Our Reporter An interaction programme was organised on Tuesday on self-sufficiency and Buddhist economics under the financial literacy programme of the Citizens Bank International Ltd in collaboration with the Lumbini Buddhist University and Lumbini Research Centre for Understanding and Peace. On the occasion, professorWolfgang Drechsler, Chair of Governance at …

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The ambassador supreme and mission creep

By Maila Baje If India was expecting to reset its relationship with Nepal with the appointment of a new ambassador, then the omens are not good. The reverberations of protests along the border, a day after Indian security forces fatally shot a Nepali man who was protesting their presence on …

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What’s driving China’s One Belt, One Road initiative?

By Junhua Zhang Since 2013, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative has become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. The essence of OBOR is to promote regional and cross-continental connectivity between China and Eurasia. The ‘One Belt’ and ‘One Road’ refer to China’s proposed ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and …

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The Tarai agenda

In the recent past, vice chairman BhimRawalof the UML party had shared one information that he had received a report about the Patna meeting that was attended by the leaders of the Tarai based parties, who are demanding amendment of the constitution; those who are campaigning for a separate Madheshstate; …

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Knife Edge Politics

It is surely the politician treading the knife’s edge who is bleeding. And so is Nepali politics that has for too long poised itself on uncertainties. For those who would want politics to run its full course, the fault lies in the fact that they have contributed to the knife’s …

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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?

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

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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