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Anarchism in “new” Nepal

By PR Pradhan In a democracy all the organs in the society should be abided by the law of the nation. Perhaps, there is difference between democracy and loktantra, and thus, all the organs are trying to demonstrate themselves above the law. Currently, one media house is trying to defame …

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The Crunch

Contrary to political claims the national crisis has not abated. Indeed, as the problems mount, it will be exacerbated. It is good politics to try and sweep this under the carpet by allocating this to the tumultuous change in the political system. The problem is that it is the system …

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A World in Disarray: A New Cold War?

BY PRABASI NEPALI The first part of the above heading is the title of a brilliant book by Richard Haass, the president of “The Council on Foreign Relations”. Our world today is increasingly defined by disorder. The rules-based international system seems to be falling apart, i.e. the rules, policies, institutions …

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For Gender Activists’ Attention

BY P. KHAREL A thought-provoking letter by Pooja K.C., carried in the Nepal Samacharpatra daily recently, caught my eyes and attention, with its main theme amply sounded by the heading “violence against women by women”. It is a taboo to pick up this angle especially by women but nevertheless I …

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Why do People Fear of RAW?

BY PROF. DR. SHASTRA DATTA PANT People of Nepal started knowing about RAW after the political change of 1990. The negative acts of RAW stated here are only the representative examples. RAW started handling micro management after Maoist in power. Even appointment, transfer and promotions of the important posts were …

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Neocolonial path to “power”

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Portugal is the first country that established colonies in modern history (in 15th century), followed by Spain, France, England, Netherland, etc. Even today there are 61 colonies, including Puerto Rico (US colony). Strangely, in the latest plebiscite held on June 11, 2017, only 1.5% Puerto …

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How to read a China-India encounter

BY AMIT BARUAH Differing Indian interpretations of a brief May Day exchange between China’s Chairman Mao Zedong and India’s charge d’affaires Brajesh Mishra in 1970 delayed the return of an Ambassador to Beijing by six years. The diplomatic opening to India from the Chinese came after years of non-contact and …

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Xi Jinping thought common aspiration of CPC, people

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — An article under the byline of Xuan Li stressed that the proposal to write Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into China’s Constitution is a common aspiration of the whole Party and Chinese people. The Communist Party of China …

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India, China try to reset ties ahead of Modi’s SCO trip

BY INDRANI BAGCHI NEW DELHI: India and China are preparing for a series of high-level interactions leading up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in June and both sides are expected to tone down some of the hardline approaches that have characterised bilateral …

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The spectre of non-Hindi resistance

BY GARGA CHATTERJEE A spectre is slowly but surely beginning to haunt the imperial forces of Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan ideology – this is the spectre of non-Hindi resistance under the banner of linguistic equality, state rights and federalism. All the powers of the deep Indian Union state have entered into an unholy …

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