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Modi’s actions leave a crucial ally very upset, advantage China

BY MANI SHANKAR AIYAR In November-December 2015, the Modi government not only disgraced itself but also seriously jeopardized our national interests in Nepal, our sister-country to the North on whom we depend to protect and promote our security and energy requirements. The dependence is reciprocal. A carefully thought-out and well-calibrated …

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Governing is negotiating

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The return of K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, as prime minister was a foregone conclusion. On Thursday, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Oli. But the appointment was overshadowed by the refusal of the …

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The excessive use of HINDU card by India: Lord Shiva is a Nepali God

By N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Has India changed her Nepal policy? India on course correction? India corrects its course on Nepal? Indian intellectuals blame New Delhi in having a reckless diplomacy being exhibited towards the smaller neighbors? These were some headlines that appeared in the Nepali media in the recent …

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Electricity Act in Nepal’s interest

By Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA After Government of Nepal (GoN) registered Electricity Bill 2008 in parliament, it was tabled for discussion only in 2011 and MPs were asked to register amendment proposals if the Bill required any amendment. The response was overwhelming: there were one hundred forty-two (142) proposals for …

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Nepal in my mind and heart

By Prof. Dr Shastra Dutta Pant An Indian armed police force with Indian uniform entered to a house, searched a house in the CDO Tole, the heart of capital city Kathmandu. And the government of Nepal, instead arresting them, remained unnoticed and I was shocked. Soon after, one teacher from …

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One trip, two views

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE Sushma Swaraj spent less than 24 hours in Nepal. Most of it was expended on assuring political actors — in the government and the Opposition — that India has no interest in Nepal other than see it turn politically stable and prosperous. But, clearly, the perceptions about …

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Indian blockade 1989

BY DR. SHASTRA DUTTA PANT All of a sudden India imposed economic blockade in 1989. I thought this action was inhumane, immoral, undemocratic and bullying. Such act from a sovereign democratic country to another sovereign democratic country was an injustice, more injustice to a landlocked country. I wrote over hundred …

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The ice is melting

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE A week ago, Narendra Modi, called K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, to convey that he was eagerly waiting for Oli’s visit to Delhi as prime minister. The two leaders share a love-hate relationship marred by deep distrust. However, Oli was …

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Tribute to the martyrs and King Tribhuvan

By Dirgha Raj Prasai The Nepal government has declared 10 to 16 Magh as the martyr’s week in memory of the martyrs of Nepal. From the very beginning, Nepal is known as a sovereign and independent country in the world. The struggle and sacrifice of the martyrs against the Rana …

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