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Significance of ‘OBOR’ in Nepal’s development endeavor

Sarachchandra Bhandary

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Of late, the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or ‘Belt and Road’ initiative of China has become a buzz phrase amongst media, academia and think-tanks of Nepal and they have been arguing that such idea would open up avenues to Nepal’s socio-economic development opportunities. Development experts view …

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Nepali education system: Factory producing unemployment

By Prajwal Shrestha On the one hand, we lack skilled manpower, on the other, we have very high rate of educated unemployment. Every year, millions of students pass the SLC examination (now SEE). Those who are able to pay educational expenditure, join plus two class and even they may go …

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What has gone wrong with our economy?

By Prajwal Shrestha The other day, Energy Minister Janardan Sharma revealed that he had wanted to do many things but he didn’t find an environment to work in. He recalled that he had to fight with the gang who were cheating the consumers by showing acute shortage of electricity. In …

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Series of summits and onerous task of nation building

Sarachchandra Bhandary

By Sharachchandra Bhandary In a bid to attract Foreign Direct Investment and take forward Nepal to the path of economic prosperity, the government and Confederation of Nepali Industries separately organized two international conferences. The one hosted by the government was named ‘Nepal Investment Summit’ while the other organized at the …

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Where is Nepal in OBOR?

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By Prajwal Shrestha Beijing is hosting OBOR (One Belt One Road) Summit in May. Nepal is also invited to attend the Summit. By showing the local election in May, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal has tried to escape from the Summit. This is very much unfortunate for Nepal. As Dahal has …

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Result of surrender

By Prajwal Shrestha Indian ambassador Ranjit Rae returned home yesterday after completing his tenure in Nepal. For the last two/three weeks, he was very busy in attending farewell receptions organised in his honour. The leaders of the Madheshi parties were found competing against each other to organize farewell receptions, reports …

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India in Nepal

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By Bihari Krishna Shrestha The ultimate responsibility for keeping our own house in order rests squarely with our own people, ithas to be said that given the asymmetry in the relative size and resource capabilities of the two neighbours, Nepal and India, thelatter, with its historically predatory intents–for instance, IndiraGandhi’s …

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“Licensed larceny” in Nepal’s context

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By Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA Nicholas Hildyard has authored an interesting book titled “licensed larceny”, the theme being “infrastructure, financial extraction and the Global South”, intending to “mise-en-scène” (arrange on stage) the injustices of wealth; published by Manchester University Press in 2016. People are licensed to drive vehicles, fly aircraft …

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Financial traitors

By Prajwal Shrestha In a country like Nepal, traitors can be found in every organ of the nation. In economic field also, traitors are active to make Nepal poor and economically dependent on the foreign countries. The previous government led by KP Sharma Oli had introduced a mechanism to construct …

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Nationalism: In a Developing Country & a World Power

By Prabasi Nepali Nationalism in Nepal: RPP to the Fore Students of Political Science have clearly understood the relevance of ‘nationalism’ in a developing country like Nepal, and the devastating effects it could have in a highly developed world power like the United States. The presence of this ideology in …

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