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Story of a terrorist spy Kulbhushan Jadhav

By Raman Acharya Yesterday, the world celebrated the International Day of Justice — a day celebrated every year on 17 July to commemorate the anniversary of Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court. The coincidence of that date adds a layer of importance to the yesterday’s verdict of the …

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PM Oli’s many challenges

BY DR. S. CHANDRASEKHARAN Despite having an overwhelming majority in the House, Prime Minister Oli appears to be facing many challenges. The breakaway faction of the Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand continues to be active and is gaining ground. The Trigger happy Police force supported by his Home Minister …

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Veggie tales, sliced and diced

By Maila Baje If things keep going this way, the government is likely to evoke more pity than fury from the people. A matter that ordinarily might have been addressed administratively and diplomatically has prompted Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli to issue a rare public apology. Coming from the head …

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Patriotic Nepalis should abandon empty words

BY TIMI GURUNG What happened to us Nepalis? Yes, all of us, all Nepalis including those living abroad. Nepal is one of the best nations in the world, never doubt that. But why are we lagging so far behind the rest of the world? A patriot could never feel comfortable …

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To be ill is to be cursed

BY D. M. THAPA Like many people all over the world, I too have had to visit hospitals for different reasons, mostly in Kathmandu. On most occasions, I have gone to hospitals not because I am a doctor, but to visit near and dear ones, relatives and friends among others …

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When the person is the party

By Maila Baje Even by his own standard of piercing ripostes, Baburam Bhattarai’s tweet responding to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chairs’ invitation to join the organization was in a class of its own. Welcoming into the NCP a handful of functionaries disillusioned by Bhattarai’s decision to merge his Naya …

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Individuals with no guilty conscience

BY D. M. THAPA Just a few days back, there were reports that the Nepal Army had acquired more than six thousand sophisticated rifles from the USA. There may be two sides to this development, but still, it is good for the Nepal Army to also be well equipped, though …

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Insulted, infuriated and invigorated

By Maila Baje We don’t know what kind of healing Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba got in Singapore for the unspecified ‘stomach ailment’ that took him there a few weeks ago. But the former prime has undoubtedly come back with more fire in his belly. Of all the things …

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