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China should identify friends and foes

By Prem Sagar Poudel There was the Panchayat System in Nepal at the time when New China was established. Panchayat System was a partyless system. It was very difficult to establish organization and develop relation with China in the public level during that time. Political parties were banned, and thus, …

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MB-Sher Bahadur Deuba

By Maila Baje With Sher Bahadur Deuba set to embark on his fourth term as prime minister, it might be enlightening to review the Nepali Congress luminary’s chequered political history for pointers to the future. During his first term as head of government in 1995-96, Deuba projected himself as a …

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Don’t blame the pilots, please!

By D.M.Thapa The people heard with shock about two deadly air accidents in the country. Luckily there were no passengers on both the flights. One flight of Goma Air was preparing to land in the difficult Lukla airport when it crashed and both of the pilots died. The other crash …

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Electricity as alternative to petroleum products


By Sushant Shrestha Nepal lies in the central part of Himalayan belt which is 2500kms long. Almost 83% of Nepalese territory is mountainous. It is one of the geographically threatened, underdeveloped countries, with vast natural resources such as water, minerals, forest, varieties of agricultural products and medicinal herbs. For the …

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Silver Lining

As government finally forms itself and readies for the much promised elections to the second phase after the much promised amendments to woo participants in the Tarai, realization of fundamental truths are gradually seeping into fundamental discourses on account of the first phase. The newly elected local level representatives are …

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World Pledges to Save ‘Mother Earth’

By Prabasi Nepali Deadly Bomb Blasts in Kabul: Tense Afghan-Pakistan Relations Last week, a deadly suicide truck bombing in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul lead to over 90 deaths and many hundred injured (including four Nepalese security guards, who have in the meantime been discharged from hospital). These led to …

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Trump hangs tough on ‘America First’ while critics rage

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GAITHERSBURG, MD: Even in a week characterized by a veritable deluge of jaw-dropping politico-diplomatic developments, American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement – focused on the internationally agreed-upon goal of reducing global warming – stands out as particularly attention-grabbing. Indeed, although he resisted …

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Nepal: Balancing neighborhood-II

By Dr Upendra Gautam Biggest Concern: To say the least, it has not been easier for Nepal to reassert a balance in its ties with the immediate neighbors as the Nepalese ruling leadership, usually the one mostly trapped in the colonial politics and diplomacy, allow the imbalance to continue. Throughout …

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Why India should rethink Belt and Road

By Amitendu Palit Asian regional connectivity will significantly change in design and capacity due to the Belt and Road Initiative that comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. This ambitious China-led connectivity plan links the continents of Asia and Europe through an integrated network of …

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Consolidating sovereignty over Hong Kong imperative for China

By Ng Yau Man David Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, reminded Hong Kong of the urgency in comprehensively and accurately implementing the policy of “one country, two systems” and the Basic Law in Beijing late last month. At a high-ranking symposium to commemorate …

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