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Can we make Nepal self-sufficient?

By Prajwal Shrestha Read the report that in our international trade, the country is facing losses worth 2 billion rupees per day. In this way, in a month, the loss will amount to 60 billion rupees. Nevertheless, our balance of payment was positive due to the remittance revenue that the …

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Reflections on China’s geopolitical/policy moves

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Though much attention is focused on India-Pakistan relations and SAARC, it will not be wasted effort to spare some time and thought to aspects of China’s recent geopolitical and policy moves. In one way or another, they will have a singular bearing on the strategic environment …

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How powerful is Islamic State’s ‘United Cyber Caliphate’?

By Pramod Raj Sedhain The dramatic rise of Islamic State ultra-extremist group since June 2014 in Iraq and Syria has not only posed threat on physical terrorism threat but has also created critical threat on cyber arena. IS does not use routine terrorist tactics and has proved that it uses …

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Kathmandu can serve as a bridge between China and South Asia

By Liu Zongyi Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, made India his first port of call earlier this month. The four-day trip was his first since taking office. This visit was a point of discussion among the world’s media, with some being surprised that …

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Indian comedy of “surgical strikes”

By Iqbl Over the last week, Indian leadership took a number of steps to provoke Pakistan into action. Pakistan’s leadership has acted pragmatically. The comedy of surgical strikes was poorly scripted to suck Pakistan into an embarrassing corner, in both cases: either by acting or by not acting militarily. However, …

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Tibet dams river for its costliest hydro project

LHASA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — Tibet on Friday blocked a tributary of the YarlungZangbo River as part of its most expensive hydro project. The Lalho project on the Xiabuqu River in Xigaze, involves an investment of 4.95 billion yuan (740 million U.S. dollars), said Zhang Yunbao, head of the project’s …

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Ex-King told to preserve culture and tradition

By Our Reporter When the republic government neglected to preserve culture and tradition, locals have urged former King Gyanendra to maintain the tradition. This year, the organisers of the Pachali Bhairab Festival have invited former King to grace the festival, offer pooja and exchange Khadga, Annapurna Post daily has reported. …

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Former home minister is still missing

By Our Reporter From last Sunday nobody knows whereabouts of former home and foreign minister Madhab Sharma after the vehicle he was raiding plunged into the Trishuli River near Kurintar in the Prithivi Highway. Until writing of this report on Tuesday afternoon, the search team was unable to know about …

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President Xi not to visit in foreseeable future

By Our Reporter Immediately after his election to the post of the PM, Pushpakamal Dahal, in an interview to a broadsheet daily, had said that the visit of Chinese supreme leader President Xi had not been fixed, whereas, the then prime minister KP Sharma Oli was confident that President Xi …

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