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The new Babel to India’s curse of personality worship

BY RAJA MURTHY FALSE pride recurs as a Tower of Babel curse of humanity, and the Indian government succumbed to this bane of Babel. Ignoring wisdom and protesting locals, Prime Minister NarendraModi inaugurated the “world’s tallest” statue, ironically of Indian freedom fighter SardarVallabhbhai Patel. It’s folly of the kind that …

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How opening-up changed China’s diplomacy

BY LI KAISHENG The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Tremendous changes have taken place in Chinese economy and society over the past 40 years. What have also changed are China’s diplomatic policies. Assessing these changes plays an important role in understanding the current state …

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Three captive African lion cubs survive on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

XINING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Three six-month-old captive African lions have survived the extreme environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a new record for those breeding the species on the plateau, according to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wild Zoo that bred the animals. “The three female cubs, two of them being twins, …

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Tibet received over 30 million tourists in first 9 months

LHASA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Tibet received 31.025 million tourists from home and abroad in the first nine months this year, a year-on-year growth of 29.9 percent, according to data released by the Commission of Tourism Development of Tibet Autonomous Region. Meanwhile, Tibet’s total tourism revenue reached 44.94 billion yuan …

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Contours of a new international economic order

BY DANILO TÜRK The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) that successfully concluded on November 10 in Shanghai presents China as the world’s most promising market for imports of goods and services in the decades to come. Moreover, this prospect is opening the way to imaginative ideas that will broaden …

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Police: You are no protectors

By Yug Bahadur Almost all government organisations are corrupt to the hilt. But because of the power it wields and the network it has throughout the nation, the Nepal Police also ranks among one of the most corrupt organizations of the government. There was a time when the present Nepal …

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court restores parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament in a major boost to sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s fight to reclaim the post from an arch-rival. The heavily guarded court also halted preparations for a snap election in the latest twist in a power struggle that …

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Who is responsible for arms race in South Asia

By C Kiran: Influential countries in the Western and the Eastern hemisphere of the world have long been indulging in buying weapons. Recently, South Asia’s future as a peaceful region became questionable when India decided to buy a S-400 missile defence system from Russia. This will, inevitably, begin another phase …

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Indian exploitation of Dalits

By C Kiran: LET us go back to 2012, when CNN published a very heart-rending rather agonising report on the painfully insulting situation the Dalits in India were facing that time. The report included the story of Dr Vinod Sonkar’s short visit to a teashop in Rajasthan. Dr Vinod Sonkar …

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Government nominates three ambassadors

Kathmandu, 12 November: The cabinet meeting on 11 November has purposed three names for the ambassadorial assignment abroad, including India. Nilamar Acharya, member, Nepal-India Eminent Persons’ Group and former minister, has been purposed as the new ambassador to India. Accordingly, the government has named Krishna Prasad Dhakal as the ambassador …

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