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The Unraveling of Trump & Trumpism : The Beginning of the End ?

BY SHASHI MALLA Last week, Washington and the American nation were badly shaken up by indiscretions and revelations within the White House and the administration in general, the likes of which were bizarre and abnormal to say the least. Some even spoke of a silent coup against President Trump. First, …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Search for socialism Nepali Congress is being attacked and ridiculed left and right these days. One of the criticisms includes the party having long turned its back on socialism that its vaunted leader B.P. Koirala espoused six decades ago. It flaunts its Socialist International association but with …

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Interesting moves and countermoves in South Asia

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: There has been a bunch of interesting diplomatic moves and countermoves in South Asia lately including those concerning the United States and China. They will probably create a new strategic dynamic in the region, one whose impact will be manifest in myriad, even unpredictable, ways. PAKISTAN …

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BJP strategising for 2019 elections

BY M KHAAN INDIAN Elections for Lok Sabha are generally contested on the basis of enmity with Pakistan. In Indian elections, the political party which propagate maximum against Pakistan, Pakistani institutions, Pakistani Armed Forces and above all the Pakistan’s agency stand victorious. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP under Modi …

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A taste of Tibet’s pioneering spirit

LHASA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — SichoDorje couldn’t be more familiar with the taste of air-dried yak meat. For generations, Tibetan herders without refrigerators had yak meat air-dried in winter, sometimes stored it in sheds made of cow dung, and ate it with Tsampa, the roasted barley flour, and buttered tea …

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Tibet holds tourism, culture expo

LHASA, Sept. 11, 2018 (Xinhua) — Foreigners visit the Fourth China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Chogo) (zwx)LHASA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — The fourth tourism and culture expo kicks off in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region …

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BRI a landmark initiative: Mahara

Speaking at the 4th China-Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo held at Lhasa on the theme ‘Incorporating Nepal into Belt and Road International Cooperation’, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara asserted that advancing the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network under the BRI was a common vision reached between the …

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Nepali PM continues to disappoint

BY DR. S. CHANDRASEKHARAN Oli is being accused of – *Inability to manage Federalism * Curbing freedom of NGOs, of curtailing civil liberties and press freedom * Hesitancy in expediting a National Integrity Policy to regulate NGOs. * Of tolerating Non-Performing Ministers and Ministries * Weak governance in spite of …

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‘Look South’ policy: a spoke in the wheel of Nepal-China ties?

BY RITU RAJ SUBEDI Is Nepal caught in a dilemma of choosing either a “Look South” or a “Look North” policy? Has the country been under pressure to make a Hobson’s choice on the foreign policy front? Obviously not. After regaining relative stability and building a stronger government, Nepal is …

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