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Monthly Archives: January 2018

The fraternity begins to fight back

BY MAILA BAJE The latest whirlwind involving Dr. Govinda K.C. and Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli marks a critical turning point. Our political fraternity, long fed up with pinpricks from what it considers the periphery, has decided to speak out. Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist leader K.P. Oli used his customary …

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The two paths towards prosperity!

By PR Pradhan Every year, we used to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great as the National Unity Day on 27 Pous until 2005. In 2006, the then home minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula, in the government led by Girija Prasad Koirala, to please his foreign …

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Simply Put

When prime minister in waiting K.P.Oli takes a medical trip to Bangkok, there are political tremors at home. Shock waves occur in Kathmandu when former king Gyanendra drops in at Lucknow after camping at Nepalgunj. There is much relief in the country when president, prime minister and a coterie of …

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Trump Maligns Pakistan & Other Nations End of the Strategic Partnership?

BY PRABASI NEPALI US President Trump’s administration has announced the suspension of about US Dollar 2 billion in security aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan – officially a US ally and strategic partner – over accusations that the country is playing a double game in Afghanistan since decades. Islamabad has denied this …

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First Step to Serious Correction

BY P. KHAREL So the “loktanrtik” rulers finally bowed to public pressure last week to resume marking Prithvi Jayanti as national unity day after a shocking interruption of a full decade. That the very founder of the nation unified, who unified more than four dozen principalities into a single state …

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Ball is not just in the court

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The euphoria over the successful conduct of the polls, the first under the new constitution, is fast giving way to anarchy and confusion. Last Wednesday, abuses were hurled at the sitting Chief Justice, Gopal Prasad Parajuli, during a hearing before a division bench of Nepal’s Supreme Court. …

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Judiciary in turmoil

It is a development that is both momentous and unfortunate. The press conference held by four senior judges of the Supreme Court has exposed an unprecedented level of dissension in the top echelons of the judiciary. It is regrettable that the banner of revolt has been raised in such a …

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Delaying tactics of Deuba unjustified

BY DR. S.CHANDRASEKHARAN It is more than a month since the elections under the new constitution took place. Still, there appears to be no immediate chance of the new government being formed. It may take another month or even more and as one commentator said that perhaps it may need …

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India’s sense of superiority miffs neighbors

BY HUANG DEKAI Maldivian Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim’s three-day visit to India last week during which he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj is regarded as an ice-breaking trip for the two countries. India-Maldives relations had dropped to a new low at the end of …

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