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Bangladesh Embassy observe inclusion of the historic 7 March 1971

By Our Reporter On 01 December, the Bangladesh Embassy observed the inclusion of the historic 7th March 1971 Speech by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of the world’s documentary heritage of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. The Embassy organized a celebratory …

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CSC to publish 2nd volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China

By Our Reporter China Study Center in Kathmandu is publishing the second volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China. The signing ceremony for the Memorandums of Understanding on Co-publishing Xi Jinping: The Governance of China (Volume II) was held on 27 November at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. The …

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Japanese support for Disaster Risk Reduction Project

By Our Reporter Japan is providing financial assistance of US dollars 419,859 to Sharpla Neer – Citizens’ Committee in Japan for overseas support under the grant assistance for Japanese NGO projects scheme. Shapla Neer, an international NGO based in Japan, will work with a Nepalese partner NGO, Rural Reconstruction Nepal …

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Book Review : Machination of Raw in Transitional Nepal

By Prof. Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant Published by: Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant, Institue for Rural Development (SIRUD), Kathmandu The author escapes mainline intellectualism in Nepal currently perhaps because of his association with a nationalistic movement that has been relegated to the sidelines by today’s monopolists of modernism and democracy. Among …

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Watch your words – for all the tomorrows

By Maila Baje A suddenly salient feature of our politics today is the post-Dasain transformation in its language. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s campaign rhetoric is reminiscent of the pre-1990 era wherein anything the communists said or did was tantamount to a conspiracy against the Nepali Congress and democracy (which …

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Of the leaders, by the leaders, for the leaders!

BY PR Pradhan “Loktnatra” in “new” Nepal is “of the leaders, by the leaders and for the leaders”. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln had used this phrase “Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people”. This phrase didn’t work in the Nepali context …

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Awaiting the Aftermath

There is little joy in the population going to polls today. The spate of bombings, more than the vote, will have drawn public focus on the reasons behind the discord. That the vote merely masks the exclusiveness of the supposed democratic exercise of implementing a constitution has been more than …

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North Korea Now A Nuclear Power?

By Prabasi Nepali Last week, North Korea tested its third Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), claiming the weapon could land anywhere in the continental United States, with France (also a nuclear power like the UK) saying that Europe was also within striking distance – implying that the entire Western world was …

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Poll Campaign Most Foul

By P. Kharel By any measure, the campaigning in the latest general elections under the two-year old crippled constitution registered the worst in form, content and style in Nepal’s history since 1959. The code of conduct issued and publicised by the Election Commission was reduced to shreds in a mockery …

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Nepal: post blockade political dynamics and elections

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan It is unfortunate but true that in any political discourse in Kathmandu Valley, the expression “post blockade” politics often comes out from many people including those who were considered friendly to India. If one were to project the chances of the parties in the coming elections …

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