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Spice of life

By P. Kharel Peer Pressure Dr Sundar Mani Dixit did it. Candid and even blunt, he does not hesitate to comment critically on his peer Dr. Govind K.C.’s latest fast-unto-death campaign. Associations formed by various interest groups are rarely summon their courage in condemning the misdemeanor or malpractices that their …

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A century of fall and rise: China’s railway miracle

BY KOU JIE 1876, Shanghai. A hurtling locomotive pushed its way through paddy fields, ignoring the apprehension and disapproval of locals. Forcibly built by the British, the Woosung Railway, China’s first commercial railroad, served as an accomplice to plunder China’s wealth, which dissipated as clouds of steam faded into the …

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A new world order will likely arise only from calamity

BY ALI WYNE President Trump’s remarks in recent weeks — contending that fellow NATO members “owe [the United States] a tremendous amount of money,” labeling the European Union a trade “foe” and calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “a good competitor,” for example — have heightened the anxiety of observers who …

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The cycles of violence in Kashmir and UN

BY RESHAM SHARMA HISTORY has witnessed many freedom movements world over. The struggles sooner or later succeeded with varying price tag ranging from few hundred to some thousands lives. Unfortunately, there is a freedom movement which is on for the more than seven decades and is still anticipating its triumph. …

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How can BIMSTEC be made more effective and sustainable

BY DR RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. This regional organization came into being on June …

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Kathmandu becomes unsafe with increasing crimes

Kathmandu, 7 August: Nishan Khadka, a 11 year boy of Kandaghari, Kathmandu, was brutally killed, following his abduction by two kidnappers on Sunday night. The sixth grader, temporarily living in Kandaghari with his mother, was abducted on Sunday evening and was killed in the same night.  His body was recovered …

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Floods, landslides create havoc

Kathmandu, 7 August: Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed scores of people across the country in a week. About two dozen people were killed in Jajarkot, Rasuwa, Bhaktapur and other districts in the landslips and floods caused by heavy rains. The low land areas in Bhaktapur got inundated twice this …

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Government plans to pay unemployment allowance

Kathmandu, 6 August: The government is planning to provide unemployment allowance to those youths who have remained unemployed for 120 days in a year. Those from the age group 18 to 60 will receive such a facility from the government. The draft of the law regarding providing unemployment allowance has …

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