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Vajpayee no more

By Our Reporter Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee died on August 16 while undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in New Delhi following health complications. According to Indian media reports, Vajpayee was put on a life support system by the doctors after his condition …

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Senior Journalist Neupane passes away

By our Reporter Senior Journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Gorkhapatra daily Ram Chandra Neupane has passed away at the age of 84 at his Lainchour residence on Wednesday. He was suffering from high blood pressure. For the past 25 years, he led the editorial team of Jana Satta vernacular weekly. …

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Nepal in the Vajpayee vortex

By Maila Baje With the first waves of tributes to the late Atal Behari Vajpayee now subsiding, it may not be inopportune to reflect on the man through the prism of political developments in Nepal. A steadfast friend of Nepal, Vajpayee was at ease with Nepal’s royalty and its detractors …

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Prosperity or poverty?

By PR Pradhan One can never achieve any goal by walking towards the negative direction. The government is giving the slogan of “prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis”, but in action, no effort has been seen to make Nepal prosperous and make the Nepali people happy. The government is encouraged from …

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Breaking at the Seams

All this talk of the Oli government’s nonperformance is mere politics. So is talk of the Oli government having achieved so much in mere six months. The opposition is bound to posture publicly that the government actions are authoritative as communists are authoritarian and Oli’s two-thirds majority in parliament emboldens …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Backdoor entry Is anyone indispensable in Nepali politics? Well, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) seems to think so of its leaders. Bam Dev Gautam lost last year’s elections in which his organisation won an impressive majority. To nurse his desperate search for being aboard the parliament, he is …

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Doklam a year on: Bhutan more worried about India than China

BY AJAI SHUKLA Last week, an Indian parliamentary panel fluttered the dovecotes in Thimphu – Bhutan’s idyllic capital – by recommending New Delhi encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers in the disputed Doklam area, where a year ago several hundred Indian and Chinese soldiers stood eyeball-to-eyeball, raising real fears of …

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