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It is not that odd

By PR Pradhan A controversial Christian organization, Universal Peace Federation run by Unification Church in South Korea organized a grand event in the heart of Kathmandu by challenging those who claim themselves as Hindus. Time and again, we listen from the Hindus that Nepal is a country of above 90 …

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What’s the Fuss?

It’s as if Nepali society is only now aware of the fact that Nepal has shrunk to a donor driven state where even religious organizations and INGOs can drive parliament and government into backing their programs internationally. Much ado about the Nepal government and its connections with Moonies at the …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Ambassadorial assignments Gone are the days when ambassadorial figures like Matrika Prasad Koirala, Yadu Nath Khanal, Jharenadra Narayan Singh, Keshar Bahadur KC and Ranadhir Subba added exalt to the job as a task for the competent with refined approach, added with discretion and dignity. In loktantrik today, …

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BRI is changing economic, political dynamics

Editor’s Note: Five years on, European countries still hold mixed views on the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI) toward which there has been no unified EU policy. How to go behind the understanding of European countries on the initiative? What can be done to dispel suspicions? Global Times (GT) …

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China-US trade truce set to benefit world

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump’s meeting in Argentina on Saturday yielded results that boosted the confidence of both countries and the world. The US agreed to hold off on raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 percent and the …

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What is behind India’s politics of renaming?

BY WILLIAM GOULD The movement to change India’s national symbolism under the BJP deliberately targets the principal ideas underpinning the vision of India as a secular state. YOGI Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and well known Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Hindu-right hardliner, announced a change of name of …

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China opens astronomical science popularizing base in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — The plaque for astronomical science popularization base was unveiled at the Ngari Observatory in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region Tuesday. The base, which stands 5,100 meters above the sea level, is designed to be a unique center for astronomical science popularization and education by taking …

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Relief needed from Indian countervailing and other para duties

BY DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI Nepalese entrepreneurs have been requesting for removal of countervailing duty imposed by the Government of India (GoI) on the import of Nepali goods. Even as Nepali exporters have been lobbying for the same from time to time respectively through the Nepalese Government. But the GoI …

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