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An interesting book to read

“Maile Chine Janeka Bideshiharu” [Foreigners I have Known] Written by Prakash A Raj The writer has put together a book consisting of memories and write ups about foreigners from different continents and countries whom he had met during his sojourn as an under-graduate student in Europe and USA. He recounts …

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Why silent about who did not hold local election?

By D.M.Thapa So Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected prime minister again. Ironically, he became the prime minister not only through the proposal of former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the same person on whose head Deuba had put a ransom, but also with Maoist support. This is politics and …

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The other side of the coin

By PR Pradhan These days, a section of the media, known to be close to the West, or say funded by some of the Western countries, is trying to project ex-chief justice of the Supreme Court as a hero. Similarly, the very section of media is projecting Ranju Darshana, a …

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Unplanned urbanization likely to invite crisis

By Sushant Shrestha Urbanization in all over the world is proceeding exceptionally fast. Peripheral zones are being pushed by urbanization causing conversion of rural to urban at large. This rapid urban growth has created a chaotic mixture of urban and rural land use. Urbanization has been underpinned by the rapid …

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Jeopardy Again

One fails to see constitutionalism functioning in the establishment’s approach begrudging a rounded view to the Tarai problem. There is politics no doubt in portraying the Tarai demands in bad light. The media and our ruling cabal have conveniently forgotten that the demands the Tarai continue to harp on were …

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After Elections, Hung Parliament in UK

By Prabasi Nepali UK Parliamentary Elections: May Unleashes Mayhem With 649 of 650 seats declared, the ruling Conservative Party had won 318 and the main opposition party Labour 261, followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) on 35. The Liberal Democrats had heavy losses and stands at 12 seats …

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In Search of Integrity

By P. Kharel Sheer craving for power is what ails politics in Nepal. In retrospect, there were early warnings of bad omen at each major political turn since 1951. Burying of principles for power has, therefore, eaten into the vitals of the prospects of a vibrant democracy. Examples reconfirming this …

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Trump’s travails obscure key geo-strategic developments

By MR Josse GIATHERSBURG, MD: With the Russia scandal and its attendant political woes hanging over President Donald Trump’s head, no wonder that manifold issues of geo-political significance have received scant scrutiny. Though none may belittle the enormous import of Trump’s political travails – with not a few freely mentioning …

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Beijing’s goodwill shown in India joining SCO

By Long Xingchun India and Pakistan were finally admitted as full members to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday at its 2017 summit in the Kazakh capital of Astana. A common concern from the international community is that the two historic enemies may bring their bilateral contradictions into the …

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In Kashmir, India is witnessing its Gen. Dyer moment

By Partha Chatterjee There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir. “It was my duty – my horrible, dirty duty,” the general …

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