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Next Door Nepal: The standing army

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba before their talks in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Shirish Shete(PTI8_24_2017_000145B)

As political actors in Nepal lose credibility, its armed forces grow in stature. By Yubaraj Ghimire It has become a ritual for a head of government in Nepal after an official visit to India to clarify in parliament that bilateral relations have substantially improved and that there were no compromises …

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OBOR: How Nepal can benefit amidst some skepticism

By Dr. Rajendra B. Shrestha Introduction The Belt and Road Initiative is a signature foreign policy priority of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is the largest initiative of its kind launched by a single country. It comprises two large segments: the Silk Road Economic Belt, a land route starting in …

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Tribute to great poet Bhanubhakta

By Dirgha Raj Prasai Today, 29 Asar is the 204th memorial birthday of the great pioneer poet Bhanubhakta  Acharya. Bhanubhakta was born on 29th Asar 1871 B.S. at Chundi Ramgha of Tanahun district and died at the same place in 1925 B.S. Babubhaka translated the Ramayan  into Nepali and so …

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Increasing anti-China activities in Nepal

By Prem Sagar Poudel Nepal has maintained the policy that she would not allow any activities against its neighbouring countries. Furthermore, Nepal has maintained “One China Policy”. Has Nepal maintained these policies in practice, it is a burning question! Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives, when …

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Dirgha-Raj-Prasai

By Dirgha Raj Prasai 23 Aasar (7 July) is the 71th auspicious Birthday of former King Gyanendra. On this day, thousands of people visit Nirmal Niwas, private residence of the former King, to extend Birthday wishes to their beloved King. Besides Kathmandu Valley, people from different parts of the country …

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China should identify friends and foes

By Prem Sagar Poudel There was the Panchayat System in Nepal at the time when New China was established. Panchayat System was a partyless system. It was very difficult to establish organization and develop relation with China in the public level during that time. Political parties were banned, and thus, …

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Nepal: Balancing neighborhood-II

By Dr Upendra Gautam Biggest Concern: To say the least, it has not been easier for Nepal to reassert a balance in its ties with the immediate neighbors as the Nepalese ruling leadership, usually the one mostly trapped in the colonial politics and diplomacy, allow the imbalance to continue. Throughout …

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Air of unfriendliness hangs in Nepal…

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By Harish Khare Last week I was in Nepal for a spot of hiking and trekking and a lungful of fresh air. I had last visited Nepal in 2013. The mood in Nepal since has discernibly changed. An audible ping of unfriendliness can be heard. The bad and bitter memories …

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Nepal: Balancing neighborhood

By Dr Upendra Gautam In late 1940’s, Nepal’s neighborhood witnessed historic changes. On the eve of Britain’s exit from the region, two new countries -the Republic of India (RoI) and Republic of Pakistan-were created. China emerged as a new people’s republic. The RoI and century-long ruling family oligarchy in Nepal …

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