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A tale of two dystopian societies

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By MR Josse – NEW YORK, NY: Recently, I had lamented the incorrigible state of political play in Nepal, ten years post-‘loktantra’ – supposedly transformed into a ridiculously happy republican Utopia. What the Nepali people have had to savor, instead, is the very opposite, as Nepal has degenerated into a …

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Good times and good weather

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font size decrease font size increase font size Email The biggest festival of the majority of Nepalis, Dasain, has ended, but the second biggest festival of Tihar is just round the corner. But before going into the “intricacies” of Tihar, let us reflect on the fact that during Dasain, most …

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War like relations

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By PR Pradhan – Ultimately, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached to a conclusion that India is the number one enemy for the government he leads. So far, he had made different efforts to improve his relations with India to extend his tenure as the PM. In his latest …

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Is Nepal’s politics wrecking India ties?

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By Pratim Ranjan Bose – For a country dependent on India for its essential resources and 70 per cent of exports, Nepal has dealt two major blows to bilateral relations. First, the KP Oli government nixed a scheduled visit of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s to Delhi beginning May 9 on grounds …

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A red herring in a recalcitrant republic?

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By Maila Baje  – Heavens, the Chinese must have promised the sky this time. If the angle broached about in the barest of terms vis-à-vis the latest political circus is anything to go by, Beijing thwarted New Delhi’s attempt the dislodge the government led by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. Truth …

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No reconstruction work at all in a year!

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By Our Reporter It should be a matter of great shame for the government that it failed to do anything concrete to address the woes of the earthquake victims even in a year after the devastating earthquake of April 25 last year. When the nation marked the first anniversary of the …

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Obituary on Barbara Adams

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By Pushpa Raj Pradhan  It is sad to inform that our senior colleague and columnist for many years in People’s Review weekly, Barbara Adams passed away on Friday evening (22 April) at around 8 pm at the Grande International Hospital where she was undergoing treatment. 24 April was her birthday …

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Reconstruction in Bhaktapur kicks off

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Bhaktapur, April 25: The reconstruction task in Bhaktapur began Monday by laying foundation stone for the entrance gate of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Silu Mahadev Temple under the Reconstruction National Programme, launched by the government from Monday. The Gorkha earthquake had damaged different heritage sites including the gate of Bhaktapur …

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SK National Assembly Speaker calls on President

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Kathmandu, April 25: Visiting South Korean National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa Monday called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas. During the meeting, matters relating to bilateral relations existing between the two countries, mutual interests and bilateral cooperation were discussed, the Office of the President said. On …

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Private school drivers to receive RS 12,000 as basic salary

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Kakadvitta (Jhapa), The school drivers at private schools across Jhapa district are now entitled to Rs 12,000 as a basic salary. An understanding reached between the agitating school drivers and PABSON (Private and Boarding School’s Organization) in a meeting held at the PABSON’s office at Birtamode on Monday decided on …

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