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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Political pawns Dhan Bahadur Budha, Minister of Sate for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, is not resigning from his Dolpa constituency after all. Earlier, he was being alerted to step down, to make way for Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bam Dev Gautam to make parliamentary entry. …

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BIMSTEC-IV spin-off, Prachanda’s peregrinations and other stuff

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Three weeks ago, this columnist ventilated some motley views on the then impending two-day BIMSTEC-1V summit in Kathmandu concluding that it was not only an incongruously constituted grouping but one that didn’t have much to show by way of concrete achievements in terms of “technical and …

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Former Maoist leader Bhattarai taken to task in USA

BY NIRAJ ARYAL More than a decade after the conclusion of Maoist led “peoples’ revolt”, fear largely remains in Nepal among media men and common people to write and speak against the Maoist atrocities. However, some courageous Nepalis living far from home in the United States of America found it …

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No country gains in US’ reckless trade war

BY ROBERT A. MANNING “When the elephants fight,” goes the old African proverb, “it is the grass that gets trampled.” That is one way to look at the intensifying trade war between the world’s two largest trade powers, the US and China: a lose-lose proposition not only for both nations, …

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India playing wily game with US, Russia and China

BY LIU ZONGYI The twice-postponed two plus two ministerial dialogue between the US and India took place on September 6 in New Delhi, during which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis held talks with their Indian counterparts – External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense …

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Chinese delegation informs Mongolians on Tibet’s development

ULAN BATOR, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A visiting Tibetan cultural exchange delegation dispatched by China’s State Council Information Office has reported on the latest economic and social development of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and China’s policies to protect traditional Tibetan culture. It has informed Mongolian officials, representatives of the Tibetan …

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Chinese delegation introduces Tibet’s development in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — A Tibetan cultural exchange delegation dispatched by China’s State Council Information Office has informed Japanese lawmakers, press and religious groups about the latest development of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. During the visit that kicked off on Wednesday, the delegation held seminars with Japanese lawmakers, religious …

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BRI instrumental in addressing our development bottlenecks

BY KP SHARMA OLI After the consolidation of political transformation of historic proportions, Nepal is now at an important juncture of undertaking socio-economic transformation. Our key agenda is good governance and socio-economic development. The vision of the government is guided by the long-term goal of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”. To …

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Assam: Preventive diplomacy needed to protect Bengali-speaking Muslims

BY RENE WADLOW POTENTIALLY, the people of Assam, northeast India, are sitting atop of a smoldering volcano that threatens to erupt into catastrophic suffering. The violence would target ethnic and religious minorities, most particularly Bengali-speaking Muslims, somewhat on the pattern of the fate of the Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma). The …

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Buddhabir Lama’s solo evening

By Our Reporter Noted singers sang the songs penned by Buddhabir Lama at the “Buddhabir Lama solo Evening” at Rastriya Naachghar in Kathmandu last week. This is the eighth round of Lama’s solo evening. On the same occasion, citizens performing special contribution to the nation, society and people were also …

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