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WB warns middle class people may fall back into poverty

By Our Reporter The World Bank has warned the government that the families which were graduated from poverty and entered the middle class might fall back into poverty in case of income shocks. “Although many households have exited poverty in Nepal, welfare gains have not been large enough to move …

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Flashback: Get back to where you once belonged…

BY MAILA BAJE If the expression ‘damp squib’ can be associated most aptly with any political formation in Nepal, it has to be the Naya Shakti of Baburam Bhattarai. Indeed, the dude himself has been remarkably candid about the dud his organization has become. So you would have expected Dr. …

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The Panchayat path

By PR Pradhan The Panchyat System, which had adopted the ideology of class coordination and mixed economy, after its demise for about three decades, has now been proved that it was the best political system for Nepal. Since adoption of the multiparty democracy in 1990, the country witnessed continuous decline …

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Two Thirds!!!

Nepali Communists had questionable credentials by time of the 1980 referendum (Maaley, Masaaley and Mandaleys are all the same according to Girija Koirala) ranged as they were from the right (Keshar Jung Raimajhi) to extreme Naxalites. By time of the people’s movement for the restoration of multi Party democracy they …

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The Trump-Kim Summit: Greatest Possible Gamble of the 21st Century?

BY PRABASI NEPALI US President Donald Trump has agreed to a historic first meeting in person with Kim Jong Un in an extraordinary development in America’s high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea. Standing in front of the White House, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong, after meeting Kim first …

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Behind the Abbassi visit

BY P. KHAREL Almost a fortnight after Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi paid a visit to Nepal basically to offer congratulations to his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Oli, the event continues figuring in conversations in the capital city’s political and diplomatic circuits. The last exclusively bilateral visit by a Pakistani …

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Catastrophes, shocks and conundrums

BY M. R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: A trifecta of catastrophes, shocks and conundrums constitutes the meat of this week’s column. Monday’s shocking air disaster at Tribhuvan International Airport – the biggest there in Nepal’s aviation history – in which 49 humans lost their lives and 22 suffered grievous injuries, …

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Immigration policy dynamics of the US

BY KAPIL KARKI Policy, Diaspora, and immigration: The United States addressed the issue of migration with different policies in different time space. According to the Naturalization Act of (1790) prohibited naturalization of non-white subjects. But the case with the Irish Diaspora was different. Apparently they were white, but their whiteness …

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B&R initiative boosts Caucasus economies

BY WENDY MIN China’s Belt and Road initiative (B&R) has spanned the globe and injected vitality during a period of economic slowdown and stagnation. My encounter with locals during my trip through the Caucasus region has provided interesting observations on what China is doing, the country’s image, Belt and Road …

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Constitutional changes for better governance

BY EVANDRO MENEZES DE CARVALHO In the year that celebrates the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, the country begins a new chapter in its history: the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The expression, which sums up the thought of Chinese President Xi Jinping, is the realization …

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