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Hiding in their own shame

Soon after the deadly bomb blasts in Kathmandu, Pushpa Kamal Dahal who led the then underground Maoists, said the Biplav group, which was close to him cannot come to power by exploding bombs and threats of violence. With which face can he say this when he himself hid in India …

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Modi’s scary triumph, curiously downplayed by U.S.

By MR Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has notched up an unexpectedly massive electoral victory in the recent general elections for parliament. On the face of it, his – and his party, the BJP’s – electoral triumph is so astonishing that it is – frankly – scary. …

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At what status?

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to travel to New Delhi today to take part in the oath taking ceremony of newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi has invited the heads of state and government of all the BIMSTEC member countries. Nepal is the member state of …

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Flashback: Modi-fying our hopes and fears

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s electoral triumph has triggered predictable reactions across our political spectrum vis-à-vis its impact on Nepal’s troubled polity. From Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey, representing the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist, to Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) president Kamal Thapa, representing the right end of the spectrum, disparate …

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Utilizing Pashupatinath Temple’s property

By PR Pradhan According to a recent report, land mafias have captured 231 ropani and 10 aana land belonging to the Pashupatinath Temple. According to the Pashupatinath Development Trust, there is the possibility of missing more land belonging to the Temple. The Trust states that a total of 19 thousand …

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National Security: What Interest?

We cannot but go back to 1990. A movement for the restoration of multi-party democracy was launched in the country when the regime was deadlocked in talks with neighboring India which had imposed a unilateral blockade in the country. The success of the multi-party movement was simultaneous with the capitulation …

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From Far & Near

BY SHASHI MALLA • Mt. Everest “Traffic Jam”: Himalayan Blunder by Tourism Ministry A very narrow window of standard climbing weather has led to deadly overcrowding from the Everest Base Camp to the summit itself. This “overcrowding” was the star attraction on the front page of the International New York …

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BRI adds no “debt trap”

BY HOU YANQI From April 25 to 27, 2019, the Second BRF was successfully held in Beijing. 40 leaders attended the round-table, including heads of state and government from 38 countries including China and Nepal, United Nations (UN) Secretary General and Managing Director the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Over 6,000 …

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Power consumption reveals China’s economic vitality

BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — As a key barometer of economic activity, China’s power consumption rose 5.8 percent year on year in April, reflecting a flourishing development of new economic drivers and consumption upgrading. Total power use reached 553.4 billion kilowatt hours in April. The increase of power consumption on …

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