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Why Nepal is shifting towards China?

BY DR. PROF. SHASTRA DUTTA PANT Most of the Indian writers/politicians view that Nepal is shifting from India to China. It is not because of welcoming the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), signing of rail and roads connectivity, using Chinese seaports as per the privileged international rules of the …

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Pawns in a geostrategic chess game in the Himalayas

BY BHIM BHURTEL Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali recently concluded a formal visit to the US, where he engaged in bilateral talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 18. It was the first high-level exchange between Nepal and the US since then-secretary of state Colin Powell landed in …

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Export incentive practice in Nepal: Lessons to learn from India

BY DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI Export incentive is a vast subject covering as it has virtually limitless possibilities in the realms of financial and other assistance given to exporters. One way of gaining insight into some of the consequences of export incentives is to study some of the schemes already …

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How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

BY PEPE ESCOBAR The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy was presented at the Council of Ministers and looks set to be enshrined, without fanfare, as the main guideline of Russian foreign policy …

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Nepal at the edge of total collapse

BY BISHAL B. SHAH New nation emerges and an old one collapses. It is an undeniable play of the circumstances. And, the circumstances are the outcome of the play that leadership envisions and acts upon that vision. The vision might be very focused for the betterment of the larger community …

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Indian role behind dismembering Pakistan

BY S SHUKAT 16th December is the day of tragic memory when Pakistan was dismembered and a new state of Bangladesh was created in 1971 as part of Indian conspiracy which still continues against the integration of Pakistan. India has a long-gone history of many centuries, based upon religious prejudice …

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Export cash incentive should be increased

BY DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI The government has started the cash incentive scheme for exports through the budget announcement from fiscal year 2010/11 in a bid to increase exports with a higher comparative advantage. This scheme was implemented since 2012. This incentive of 2 percent presently is continued with a …

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Social Security

BY MODNATH DHAKAL The government announced contribution-based social security schemes for the workers of all organised sectors. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced the scheme amidst an extravagant event on Tuesday announced the scheme The entire city was littered with the posters of the event as they were pasted in …

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India is Unprepared for Regional Peace

By C Kiran: PRIME Minister Imran Khan declared the opening of Kartarpur Corridor as a “victory of peace.” However, it did not attain a tangible outcome. The deadlock on bilateral talks continued between India and Pakistan, and the Modi government once again turned down Pakistan’s invitation to attend the South …

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