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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why Constitutionalism

Ludwig Stiller’s ‘The Silent Cry’ was right when it pointed out that the House of Gurkha lost grounds when the expansionism was restricted by the British and politics turned inwards among its ‘bharadari’ (nobility). The author unfortunately minimized the impact of petticoat politics in the constitutional process that furthered Bhimsen …

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Tribute to the martyrs and King Tribhuvan

By Dirgha Raj Prasai The Nepal government has declared 10 to 16 Magh as the martyr’s week in memory of the martyrs of Nepal. From the very beginning, Nepal is known as a sovereign and independent country in the world. The struggle and sacrifice of the martyrs against the Rana …

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Can India fight a two-front war?

By Zeb GENERAL Bipin Rawat must be a huge Virat Kohli fan. Why? In the last few weeks, he has given statements that are not only overly aggressive, provocative, alarming but also gratuitously reckless. Take his statement that the Indian Army is ready to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff, this scribe …

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India is fuelling Afghan drug trade

By Ali WHILE echoing Hobbes and Machiavelli, Morgenthau opines that in international politics, countries act upon various immoral activities like deceit, fraud, falsehood and so on. In one way or the other, they also follow these tactics to fulfill their selfish aims. But, in the modern era of electronic and …

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Philippines-China maritime cooperation shows good start

By Liu Lulu Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allowed China to research with the University of the Philippines at the Benham Rise, an area off the Philippines’ Pacific coast, according to Reuters. The report was later confirmed by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang: China’s scientific research vessel Kexue will be …

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Truth, post-truth and again the truth

By P Chidambaram The truth about the economy is known to everyone. Mr Jaitley’s reply was the post-truth. I think it is necessary to state the truth once again. As Parliament’s delayed Winter Session was nearing an end, the Finance Minister found himself in an awkward situation. On January 4, …

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Washington underestimates China’s contribution to WTO

By Ai Jun The Office of the US Trade Representative released its annual report on China’s and Russia’s WTO Compliance on Friday, concluding that the US “erred in supporting China’s entry into the WTO,” as if backing China’s WTO membership was a gift from the US. Earlier this month, the …

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Constancy for political instability?

By Our Reporter Although the Left alliance leaders claim that they would rule the nation for five years and then it will continue to rule the nation for fifty years, it becomes difficult to believe that it would rule for five years. Problem in unification: Earlier to the elections of …

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Province chief and capital yet undecided

By Our Reporter The government, which had a plan to name the province chiefs and temporary provincial headquarters on last Friday, did not take any decision to this effect. It was said that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had been trying to forge consensus on the names of the governors …

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Borders must be regulated

By Our Reporter Many so-called intellectuals in the country believe that Nepal-India open borders have benefited Nepal enormously, which is a foolish argument. Keeping our borders opened is always harmful for our sovereignty and independence. For India too, from the security point of view, open borders are always dangerous. What …

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