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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Iranian Revolt Against Theocratic Rule

BY PRABASI NEPALI Iran can be said to be a theocratic state, since the clerics and above all the ‘Ayatollahs’ have a large say in the day to day affairs of the state. It cannot also be called a fully democratic state, since the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei can overrule …

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Don’t Delay Delivery Any More

BY P. KHAREL With the communist combine of Khadga Prasad Oli’s UML and Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Maoist Centre bound for the helm of the state affairs, a quick flashback should be in order for what led to the present which in turn might face in the ensuing times. Governing is …

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2018: China to grow stronger in chaotic world

The year 2018 has come. What shall we expect? Let’s start with international affairs. First of all, we hope China’s international neighborhood and the Taiwan Straits can remain peaceful. It will also be a crucial year for the Korean Peninsula as we may find some clues to solve the nuclear …

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Education can be effective channel to bring China, India closer

BY LIU LULU China receives more Indian students than the UK, according to India’s TNN. New Delhi ranks among the top 10 nations sending the highest number of students to Chinese varsities, the report claimed, adding that China has now become another most favored country of international students after the …

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Nepal: Post election tremors

BY DR. S. CHANDRA SEKHARAN It looks that it may take a month for the new government to take over. The delay is mainly due to failure of the political parties to reach a consensus on whether the mode of election to the Upper House should be by “Single transferable …

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What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations?

More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say BY LESLIE WAYNE OXFORD, England — From the comfort of his country estate in Oxford, a distant relative of the Russian literary giant Tolstoy says he has the perfect solution for what ails the United States. America, he declares, needs a monarchy. In fact, …

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Trump’s NSS report

BY MUHAMMAD DONALD Trump’s premier National Security Strategy (NSS), announced on 18 December, 2017 is beset with the new wave of criticism. NSS report instead of co-existence and harmony, caused consternations for other states including the US allies. The report sees China and Russia as rival states, eroding the US …

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Outdated geopolitical mindset hinders India’s development

BY HUANG DEKAI The first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue in Beijing in the recent past focused on mutual political trust and reconciliation, development cooperation and connectivity, security and counter-terrorism. The joint press release issued said that Beijing and Islamabad are willing to discuss extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to …

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Oldest Buddhist stele discovered in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Archeologists in Tibet Autonomous Region believe the ninth century Purang stele to be the oldest in the region. Shargan Wangdue, of Tibet Cultural Relics Protection Institute, said the stele was discovered in Ngari prefecture in northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The stele is …

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New government only in February?

By Our Reporter Formation of the new government is likely to delay, thanks to the ego between  K P Oli UML chair and Sher Bahadur Deuba, NC boss and Prime Minister. When these two leaders made the National Assembly Election Ordinance an issue of prestige with Oli trying to prevent …

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