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Dynamics of politics controlled by media

BY MINHAZ MERCHANT You don’t need to watch the BBC or read The New York Times to gauge the appalling level of bias that infects the Western media in its reportage on India. Of course, it shouldn’t matter. The footprint of Western print and electronic media in India is shrinking. …

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Is social media polarising society?

BY ADVAITA KALA Think about it: 1.49 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily; every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter; and since its inception, over 40 billion photographs have been posted on Instagram. We live in a world where we aren’t only consumers of …

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India is Unprepared for Regional Peace

By C Kiran: PRIME Minister Imran Khan declared the opening of Kartarpur Corridor as a “victory of peace.” However, it did not attain a tangible outcome. The deadlock on bilateral talks continued between India and Pakistan, and the Modi government once again turned down Pakistan’s invitation to attend the South …

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“Beginning of new era”

By Our Reporter The entire last week was dominated by PM KP Sharma Oli – either negatively or positively. Overnight, people saw Oli’s picture-posters along with the caption “Beginning of a new era” on lamp-posts around the Kathmandu streets and walls. The fact is that the government, while observing social …

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What is cooking up against PM Oli?

By Our Reporter Last week, this weekly had reported, “The government is sick, but it is safe”. Of course, there is no immediate harm for the government from the opposition parties as they themselves have become weak. Nevertheless, the government may face conspiracy against it from within the party. Efforts …

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NC presses for Winter Session of the Parliament

By Our Reporter Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in the parliament, has called for convening the Winter Session of the Federal Parliament at the earliest. According to RSS, Chief Whip of the NC parliamentary party Bal Krishna Khand, said it was imperative to call the parliament session at the …

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Deuba becomes defensive as differences widen in NC

By Our Reporter Dispute in the Nepali Congress has heightened as the Mahasamiti meeting called to endorse the amendment of the party statute nears. The rival factions led by senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and Krishna Sitaula have become closer on several issues, hinting that party president Sher Bahadur Deuba …

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Conflict deepens in RJP-N

By Our Reporter Conflict within the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal has deepened further this week affecting the party activities. The dispute flared up in the Madhes-based party, a conglomeration of six erstwhile parties, after Rajendra Mahato took the charge of the coordinator of the party presidium by removing Mahantha Thakur. While …

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