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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Sikkim’s ex-chief minister Bhandari dies

By Our Reporter Former Chief Minister of Sikkim Nar Bahadur Bhandari died on Sunday at the age of 77. Bhandari, who served as the second chief minister of Sikkim after the tiny Himalayan Kingdom was annexed into India in 1975, remained in the office for three terms from 1979 to …

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Baburam behind Budhigandaki

By Our Reporter Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has asked the government for not awarding the Budhigandaki hydropower project to a “controversial” Chinese company, Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co., Ltd. When Bhattarai showed profound concern against a Chinese company, it makes clear that he is serving some vested interests of …

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Yet another surrender

By Our Reporter At the last hours, the government has postponed its decision of introducing a clean feed on foreign television channels. The Ministry for Information and Communications had announced implementation of clean feed on foreign television channels effective from 16 July. But on 15 July midnight, the government took …

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Kathmandu roads proved deathtraps

By Our Reporter The poorly managed roads of the capital city finally turned into deathtraps on Friday when Binita Phuyel, a three grader of Nepaltar, died when she was swept away by a drain. Likewise, another girl,  Satya Sapkota, an eight-grader,  fell into a potholes and went missing for a …

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Gen (retd.) Pradeep PB Malla passes away

By Our Reporter We regret to inform our esteemed readers and well-wishers that our respected columnist Maj.-Gen. (retd.) Pradip Pratap Bom Malla passed away after a brief illness in New Delhi on Monday. Late Malla was undergoing treatment in Delhi. Gen. Malla had a distinguished career in the Royal Nepalese …

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Dreary dance of the bit players

By Maila Baje It took less than a year for skeptics of the viability of a reunited Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) to exude a vigorous sense of vindication. Senior leader Pashupati Shamsher Rana has taken strong exception to party chairman Kamal Thapa’s decision to appoint 42 central committee members “without …

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Corruption at its height

By D.M.Thapa There is no doubt times have changed a lot in Nepal. Some good things have happened, but comparatively more bad things are happening. Good things like democracy, though a chaotic one, has been established, there is a free market economy, banking facilities have reached far corners of the …

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French citizens have chosen an open France

By Yves Carmona I am pleased and honored to celebrate again the French national day in your company in Nepal. On the same national day last year, I told you that the value of fraternity was challenged. Unfortunately, a few hours later, a cruel act of terrorism in France confirmed …

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Desperate stories

By PR Pradhan Nepal is very rich in natural resources, but the Nepalis are very poor as they have failed to harness the nation’s natural resources. According to Dr Mahesh Kumar Maskey, Nepal’s former ambassador to China, the Chinese people believe that the Nepalis are sleeping on golden beds but …

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Let State Assert

A highly embittered younger generation in Nepal which has been waylaid by doctrinaire partisan politics is increasingly restive. A populist media, very much part of that partisan upbringing, continues to fuel that disenchantment with exposes of the political shenanigans ranging from the stupid to extreme impudence. Well-pursed activities in the …

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