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Will communists’ unification survive for long?

NP Upadhya

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Kathmandu: The UML and the Maoists Center of Nepal have finally unified and emerged as a intimidating communist power bagging the distinction of being the third in series, after China, Vietnam, communist paraphernalia that at least might have send spine chilling waves in the minds of …

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A momentous partnership between Nepal and Germany

German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schäfer. Photo courtesy: German Embassy Kathmandu

BY ROLAND SCHÄFER On a TV show recently, I heard a wise man say about his difficult youth: You don’t judge a life by the hand you were initially dealt. You judge a life by how you played that hand. 60 years ago Nepal established diplomatic relations with Germany. Both …

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Guardianless Nepal againduped by Indian PM Modi

NP Upadhya

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Indian PM Modi’s fresh visit to Nepal has exposed many a Nepali nationals, political parties and some of the prominent leaders of Nepal. The leaders and the political parties that were considered as pro-India for having supported the Indian blockade imposed on Nepal have suddenly become …

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Neo-colonization of Arun 3

Ratna Sansar Shrestha

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Indian Prime Minister visited Nepal last week and laid foundation stone of Arun 3 hydropower project, 900 MW, jointly with Nepal’s PM, “online”. PM Oli has been stressing ad nauseam that he is not a capitulationist. But implementation of Arun 3 project is manifestation of …

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PM Modi: Nepal on top priority

Kathmandu, 10 May:  Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has clarified that India has kept its relation with Nepal on its priority. On the eve of his scheduled state visit to Nepal, Modi has tweeted and said that the visit would further strengthen the relation between both the countries “I will …

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Memories of 2015 blockade will haunt Modi’s Nepal visit

By Narayan Adhikari: As the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal approaches, there are indications on social media that he will face a chilly welcome. Hash tags like #Blockade Was Crime Mr Modi and #Modi Not Welcome are trending. Modi is due to arrive in the neighboring …

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Nepal-India relations

Shastra Dutta Panta

BY PROF DR SHASTRA DUTTA PANT In order to understand the relations between the two countries‚ their dimensions can be categorized into five-fold relations: 1. Relations between the Governments of Nepal and India, 2. Relations between the political parties of Nepal and India, 3. Relations between the bureaucracies of Nepal …

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India is a ‘republic of fear’

By Amrit Wilson As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in the UK, the details of two horrific rape cases in India have emerged. Huge protests are rocking India and in London angry people of Indian origin are taking to the streets to protest against Modi’s policies. It would be …

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