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Ruction on the right

BY MAILA BAJE While the left’s struggle to reconcile the lingering contradictions resulting from its enigmatic unity has grabbed much of our headlines, the right, too, finds itself in a complex contest to maintain relevance. The three Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) factions appear to understand the urgency of unity but …

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Recalling the kings and Panchayat days

By PR Pradhan After securing a two-thirds majority in the parliament, Pushpakamal Dahal, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), has started to claim that the constitution should be amended and an executive presidential system should be introduced. According to some CPN sources, the two chairmen of the presently …

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China???

We are at it again. Nepali intelligentsia and the media is as preoccupied as Prime Minister K.P. Oli who is at time of print on the return leg of his China visit in eulogizing the boons of Nepal-China relationships and in predicting—in predictably very partisan terms— the extent of Chinese …

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* Yemen: World’s Worst Humanitarian Disaster

BY SHASHI MALLA The complicated civil war in Yemen has now entered a decisive phase. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched an attack last week to oust Houthi rebels from Hodeidah (on the east coast), the gateway for most of Yemen’s aid and …

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Spice of Life

BY P. KHAREL Chic & charming To be cross-verified though, Oli at a CPN (UML) meeting prior to unification with the Maoists was asked by a senior leader to explain his encounter with former Crown Princess Himani at a hotel lobby in Bangkok. The comrade briefed his colleagues: “When I …

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BRI and the rise of the Chinese economic world order

BY ASIF AS the President of the United States has opened a newly formed void by withdrawing the US clutch in the international market, Chinese President on the other hand, is determined to fill the gap through the visionary initiative of One Belt and One Road (BRI). BRI is an …

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High expectations from Nepal PM’s China visit

BY YOGESHWAR ROMKHAMI Nepali Prime Minister  K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to China on June 19-24 carries immense importance for bilateral relations, with a slew of agreements lined up in trade, commerce and infrastructure. Various ministries are working to do the homework, mainly on energy, railway and trade. The prime focus …

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Tree plantation projects improving environment in Tibet

LHASA, June 18 (Xinhua) — Ali Prefecture in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will invest over 70 million yuan (around 11 million U.S. dollars) on a tree planting project this year, local authorities said Monday. The project aims to plant trees on 2,267 hectares in the prefecture, according to the …

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Tibet relocates villagers living in high-altitude nature reserve

LHASA, June 18 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is carrying out its first relocation program for villagers living in high-altitude nature reserve, with around 1,100 villagers moving in their new homes on Monday. Residents from two villages located in Qiangtang national nature reserve at an altitude of more …

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Tougher times for Afghanistan

BY MUHAMMAD IN the changing geopolitical scenario, President Trump’s Afghanistan policy signifies tougher times for an already fallen regime. The US urgency for an exit from this decades’ old Afghan war is being felt by the policy thinkers and onlookers though there is no working time line given by the …

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