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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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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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India should join hands with China for regional prosperity

By Liu Lulu Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali embarked on an official visit to China this week. “One of the objectives of my China visit is to come up with a concrete outline for the effective implementation of past agreements,” the minister said prior to his trip. Beijing and …

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RAW: Background and Introduction

Shastra Dutta Panta

BY PROF DR SHASTRA DUTTA PANT Political scientist John Mearsheimer, in his book “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics”, says that when a state achieves the status of a regional hegemony, it strongly tries to prevent other states from achieving the same status and its exercise of power is perceived …

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The battles at home

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE Back home after “managing” a hostile Delhi, things should have moved in the right direction for Prime Minister K P Oli, who seems to be in a hurry to establish himself as the Lee Kuan Yew of Nepal. Over the months, as he focused his energies on …

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Jammu and Kashmir: Wake-up call for UN

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BY DR. MAZHAR JAVED RECENT wave of Indian Security Forces’ high handedness to suppress Jammu and Kashmir freedom struggle has once again challenged the world conscience; especially of those who champion or cherish the cause of human rights. The valley came under fire on 1st April with the brutal and …

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Welcome to Bikram Sambat 2075

Dirgha-Raj-Prasai

BY DIRGHA RAJ PRASAI This year, Bikram Sambat 2075 starts on Mekh Sankranti on coming Saturday, 14 March 2018. Bikram Sambat is the original glorious Era of Nepal. On this day, from the very beginning of the morning a fabled pair of orchid flower blooms at Salhes Garden in Siraha …

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