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“The Triad”: US, China & Russia in International Relations

BY SHASHI MALLA According to the Oxford Dictionary, ‘triad’ means a set or group of three, and ‘Triad’ alludes to a Chinese secret society involved in organized crime. It is our contention that in the current international constellation of powers, the rules-based system of international politics and organizations — established …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Dry Smile Feeding on situational jokes and rustic parables, Prime Minister K.P. Oli returns from his visit to China which can be summed up thus: He went; he met; and he returns without any subtance. Oli knew the visit’s fate, even if his minions might have been …

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Women safety in India

BY KIRAN SHAH THE latest report from Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed that India tops the list of countries most unsafe for women. In the global netizen’s domain, New Delhi has already become the rape capital of the world. According to Thomson Reuters Foundation, “The world’s second most populous nation, …

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China stands for WTO as US shuns it

BY KERRY BROWN The Chinese government issued a white paper from the State Council on China and the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the end of June. This is the first time that it has produced such a document. It comes at a time when the global trading order is …

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Budigandaki to the Chinese firm again !

Kathmandu, 4 July : The government is mulling to award the 1,200-megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba Water and Power Group again, reports Karobar economic daily. EarlierPushpa Kamal Dahal-led government had signed a contract with the company to construct the project, Dahal’s successor Sher Bahadur Deuba had cancelled the agreement …

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‘No foreign aid in parliament’

Kathmandu, 4 July :  The Federal Parliament Secretariat has decided not to accept any grant from foreign donors for its regular activities. The decision follows a severe criticism it received from the press and the public as well as some lawmakers for conducting a training programme for lawmakers with the financial …

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World Cup betting…

Kathmandu, 4 July : Police in Kathmandu say they have arrested three youths for their alleged involvement in betting about various matches of the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Prakat Maharjan from Mhaipi, Rejin Maharjan from Ramghat and Sujen Shahi  from Chagal were arrested from Chagal, Swayambhu area of Kathmandu, reports …

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Scores of Indian pilgrims stranded at Simikot and Hilsa

Kathmandu, 3 July :  Some one thousand five hundred seventy-five Indian pilgrims  are reported to have stranded at Simkot and Hilsa of  Nepal. The weather situation remains inclement and there is very little chance of operating evacuation flights, states Indian embassy here in a press release today.  “There are about …

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Nepali troops receive UN medals

 Kathmandu, 3 July :The Nepali High Readiness Company are an elite unit of soldiers with a unique set of military expertise and experience that makes them highly sought after in peacekeeping operations. The troops demonstrated the extent of their specialist skills at a medal pinning ceremony celebrating their service to …

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