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Get ready for a serious geopolitical scramble

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BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Despite several comment-worthy developments here in the U.S. of A, this week’s column will focus on the goings-on back home hinging on UML chief K.P. Sharma Oli’s installation as Nepal’s chief executive two months after the Left Alliance’s magnificent electoral triumph in the first …

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UML and MC sign unification deal

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By Our Reporter After holding several rounds of marathon meetings between CPN-UML chair K. P. Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the two parties agreed to the bases for their merger. The two communist parties which had forged electoral alliance in a dramatic move in October last year, …

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Unification or surrender?

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By Our Reporter Finally Maoist Center chairman Pushpakamal Dahal has stepped down from hisbottom-line. He had wanted a written agreement on power sharing both in the government and party. Although, UML and Maoist leaders have announced unification of the two parties by signing on the 7-point agreement, there is no …

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Former King expresses ire against political parties in his D’Day message

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By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra in his Democracy Day message has asked the political parties why the issues of political agreements and understanding reached to resolve the political deadlock or instituinalise democracy, which also increased the national pride, were not given priority. Clearly, the former king has expressed his …

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Dahal elected MC Parliamentarian Party leader

By Our Reporter Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been unanimously elected Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN -Maoist Centre. The first PP meeting of the Maoists held in Singha Durbar elected Dahal on Sunday. However, leaders said other portfolios would be decided in the next meeting. However, after the unification …

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Why the unification process was delayed?

By Our Reporter Although it was said that due to the difference on the ideologies adopted by UML and Maoist Center (MC), the unification process of the two parties was delayed, and the fact is that as MC chairman PushpakamalDahal wants a written agreement on sharing power in both the …

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Democracy Day observed without public enthusiasm

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By Our Reporter The 68th Democracy Day was observed on Monday in Kathmandu and the provincial headquarters by organising various programmes at the government levels. However, public enthusiasm in the national event was not noticed. This was the first Democracy Day marked after fulfilling the major demand—running state affairs as …

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PM Oli vows to revive Chinese dam project

BY DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURY Nepal’s new communist prime minister will restart a Chinese-led US$2.5 billion hydropower project that was pulled by the previous government considered friendly towards India, and wants to increase infrastructure connectivity with Beijing to ease the country’s reliance on New Delhi. He also wants to “update” relations …

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Change is the only constant

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BY MAILA BAJE If Khadga Prasad Oli’s return to the premiership was inevitable after his party’s sturdy performance in last year’s elections, the timing of his ascension appears to have been conveniently crafted. While the ‘China’s gain, India’s pain’ narrative will be assiduously held, New Delhi appears to have ensured …

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