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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Oli a “setting sun”

By Our Reporter After unification between UML and Maoist Center followed by joining the government by Federal Socialist Forum led by Upendra Yadav, the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has emerged as the powerful government ensuring two-thirds majority in the parliament and PM Oli is seen most powerful executive chief …

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From the SCO to the US Indo-Pacific Command

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: While awaiting breathlessly for the Trump-Kim summit slated for Singapore on June 12, 2018 – dubbed by some the ‘Summit of the Century’ – attention may be focused on less dramatic but still noteworthy geo-strategic goings-on here and there. Some are related to broader issues of …

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Invite Indian army to teach a lesson to King Birendra

(Chaurasi ki Na-Insafi….) N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Senior UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is silent these days more so after the grand dissolution of the former namesake Maoists party into yet another communist paraphernalia to which it is not. Neither it was prior to the, or whatever it is. The …

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A simple model of seniority and turnover

BY MAILA BAJE Having resolved its christening controversy by adding the party abbreviation to its full name, the Communist Party of Nepal seems to have resolved the seniority row, too – for now. Upendra Yadav, president of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, was appointed Health Minister but emerged from the …

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Strong but weak government!

By PR Pradhan The present government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has already spent its honeymoon period. Yet after this ‘grace’ period, we have neither seen any miracle as boasted by members of the government nor any vision from the government which is now enjoying two-thirds majority, a …

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* Trump’s Volte-face: Revives Summit with Kim Jong-un * Italy Sends Shockwaves through Europe * Spain gets New ‘Frankenstein’ Government * US Accuses China of ‘Intimidating & Coercing Neighbors

BY SHASHI MALLA United States – North Korea Summit The uncertainty about the US-North Korean summit was finally laid to rest last Friday when US President Donald Trump personally corroborated that he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore in the high-stakes …

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Messing Management

Parliament’s stock has been so reduced in public eyes that even the cosmetic addition of a section of the Tarai movement into the cabinet matters little. Government’s fiscal policy has passed parliament previously even when a government party has chosen to shift loyalties to the party opposing government on the …

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India’s embattled democracy

BY HARTOSH SINGH BAL A fair and independent electoral process, an independent judiciary, a Parliament with a noisy opposition, a relatively free press and an army that has stayed away from politics have defined India since it adopted its Constitution in 1950. India stood apart in the developing world as …

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Crushing Kashmiris under armoured vehicle

BY MUHAMMAD AS a new strategy to defeat the freedom movement in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian security forces have started driving armoured vehicles wildly into the protesting crowds. Such an incident happened on June 1, 2018 at Srinagar, the capital of IOK, where an armoured vehicle of Indian security …

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B&R has rich potential in Latin America

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) and it is acting as an important driving force for China’s relations with Latin America. What has the initiative achieved in Latin America? How should China deal with the hurdles when implementing BRI in the region? Global …

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