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Zero tolerance or cover-up for corruption?

By Our Reporter Rampant corruption has become almost a compulsory phenomenon in this “new” Nepal. If one is innocent and honest, he or she will be declared as an incapable person. There is corruption everywhere and the political parties are not unaware from such a practice. One good example could …

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Nirmala Pant murder episode becoming more suspicious

By Our Reporter Resignation of Birendra KC, member of the high-level probe committee has made the murder case of Nirmala Pant more suspicious. KC, under secretary in the internal affairs and law ministry of the No 7 province, expressing his dissatisfaction on extension of the tenure of the committee for …

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Reshuffle decoy and regional dynamics

By Maila Baje Having left on a high-profile visit to New Delhi indicating that a cabinet reshuffle was imminent, ruling Nepal Communist Party co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal returned home conceding that Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli had the final word on the matter. While Dahal was busy meeting with top …

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Nepal Army and professionalism

By PR Pradhan Now, we have a new Army Chief Gen. Purnachandra Thapa. He took oath of office and received insignia from President Vidya Bhandary on 9 September amidst a function organised at the President’s Office. The same day he assumed office as the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS). Currently, …

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Political Games Abroad

If a senior KGB functionary could eventuality recall in his memoirs that India suited the local for his hunt for a possible CIA recruit since that country had ripe politicians to offer their services (one even an ultimate prime minister), the case with Nepal and Nepali politicians would seem surely …

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The Unraveling of Trump & Trumpism : The Beginning of the End ?

BY SHASHI MALLA Last week, Washington and the American nation were badly shaken up by indiscretions and revelations within the White House and the administration in general, the likes of which were bizarre and abnormal to say the least. Some even spoke of a silent coup against President Trump. First, …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Search for socialism Nepali Congress is being attacked and ridiculed left and right these days. One of the criticisms includes the party having long turned its back on socialism that its vaunted leader B.P. Koirala espoused six decades ago. It flaunts its Socialist International association but with …

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Interesting moves and countermoves in South Asia

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: There has been a bunch of interesting diplomatic moves and countermoves in South Asia lately including those concerning the United States and China. They will probably create a new strategic dynamic in the region, one whose impact will be manifest in myriad, even unpredictable, ways. PAKISTAN …

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BJP strategising for 2019 elections

BY M KHAAN INDIAN Elections for Lok Sabha are generally contested on the basis of enmity with Pakistan. In Indian elections, the political party which propagate maximum against Pakistan, Pakistani institutions, Pakistani Armed Forces and above all the Pakistan’s agency stand victorious. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP under Modi …

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