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What is a foreign trip for?

By D.M. Thapa As is the tradition of newly appointed prime ministers of Nepal going first to India, our newly elected prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is also making such a sojourn and holding on to tradition. After all, Nepal is a traditional country and it would be a sin …

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OBOR: How Nepal can benefit amidst some skepticism

By Dr. Rajendra B. Shrestha Introduction The Belt and Road Initiative is a signature foreign policy priority of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is the largest initiative of its kind launched by a single country. It comprises two large segments: the Silk Road Economic Belt, a land route starting in …

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Learning to learn loktantra

By D.M. Thapa Now we are living in the age of loktantra. I still don’t know the exact meaning of this word, like many other people and even leaders themselves. It must be a word coined by our leaders copying the Indians, a Nepali Congress journalist told me. I was …

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Dancing to foreign tunes

By D.M. Thapa The politicians here seem to be really wily, if not by themselves then by the tutoring of their foreign bosses. Now they have been able to alert the attention of the majority of the population through the election they will hold. There are many problems that the …

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Don’t be puppets of parties or foreigners

By Yug Bahadur I have been in the media sector for a long, long time, more time than I care to remember. Initially I started with some small weekly newspapers then gradually I joined bigger organizations and sometimes I was so busy I had to edit five newspapers per week. …

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Corruption at its height

By D.M.Thapa There is no doubt times have changed a lot in Nepal. Some good things have happened, but comparatively more bad things are happening. Good things like democracy, though a chaotic one, has been established, there is a free market economy, banking facilities have reached far corners of the …

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Tribute to great poet Bhanubhakta

By Dirgha Raj Prasai Today, 29 Asar is the 204th memorial birthday of the great pioneer poet Bhanubhakta  Acharya. Bhanubhakta was born on 29th Asar 1871 B.S. at Chundi Ramgha of Tanahun district and died at the same place in 1925 B.S. Babubhaka translated the Ramayan  into Nepali and so …

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Land Mafias must be crushed

By D.M.Thapa Kathmandu used to be a peaceful place. The other parts of Nepal were more peaceful. But times have changed, land has become very dear even in remote villages, in Kathmandu it has become the best thing any person can own. As all facilities including the country’s only international …

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Increasing anti-China activities in Nepal

By Prem Sagar Poudel Nepal has maintained the policy that she would not allow any activities against its neighbouring countries. Furthermore, Nepal has maintained “One China Policy”. Has Nepal maintained these policies in practice, it is a burning question! Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives, when …

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Dirgha-Raj-Prasai

By Dirgha Raj Prasai 23 Aasar (7 July) is the 71th auspicious Birthday of former King Gyanendra. On this day, thousands of people visit Nirmal Niwas, private residence of the former King, to extend Birthday wishes to their beloved King. Besides Kathmandu Valley, people from different parts of the country …

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