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One year of the Oli government

By PR Pradhan The two-thirds majority government led by KP Sharma Oli has completed one year in office. Perhaps tomorrow, the government is going to make public the works done by the government in one year. However, general public are not happy from the performance of the government. They believe, …

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The Year That Wasn’t

Prime Minister K. P. Oli will resign to the fact that this year of his prime minister-ship just wasn’t productive. He has his structural changes to boast of though. He shares his party leadership with the Maoist Prachanda thus combining the two communist parties under the banner of a single …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Corruption index Prime Minister KP Oli’s public pledge that he would not engage in corruption and would not let others to do so either proved jinxed when that same day Transparency International ranked Nepal 124th out of a list of 180 countries. This meant two rungs worse …

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Trust the communists?

BY NIRAJ ARYAL President Donald Trump is all set to meet the North Korean communist dictator Kim Jung Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 27-28. It is not a mystery why the US administration chose Hanoi as the venue of second round of Trump-Kim meet. Not only because Vietnam shares extremely …

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Huawei row goes beyond open conflict

BY HARMUT MARHOLD The West, in particular, the US and Europe, regard Huawei as a threat. Why? To which extent? Do they fully share the same stance against the Chinese communication technology giant? The conflict should be interpreted at three different levels, from surface to fundamentals, where US and European …

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Export incentives in Nepal: Lessons from Australia

BY DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI The export incentive is a vast subject covering as it has virtually limitless possibilities in the realms of financial and other assistance given to exporters. One way of gaining insight into some of the consequences of export incentives is to study some of the schemes …

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