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More powerful than the king

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE Nepal’s Supreme Court witnessed bizarre scenes last week. A senior judge gave a statement declaring that the Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli had attained superannuation on the grounds of age, seven months ago. A day after the statement, eight judges refused to hold the bench in solidarity …

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Nepal seeks harmony, not hegemony, from its neighbors

NARAYAN ADHIKARI

BY NARAYAN ADHIKARI In Nepal, a country that is moving toward political stability, Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday was re-elected president for a second term. On October 28, 2015, Bhandari was elected as the first female president of Nepal, as a candidate from the left alliance. Very soon, the country …

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Monkeys’ trouble in Pashupati Area

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By Bishwanath Rijal Shankar Prasad Acharya who lives near Bhandarkhal jungle in Pashupati Developmental Area remembers his 20-30 years past living experiences and says, it was the day when people used to sit, take rest, keep peanut, orange, dry fruit, and stay for sun bath around their house and floor …

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Immigration policy dynamics of the US

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BY KAPIL KARKI Policy, Diaspora, and immigration: The United States addressed the issue of migration with different policies in different time space. According to the Naturalization Act of (1790) prohibited naturalization of non-white subjects. But the case with the Irish Diaspora was different. Apparently they were white, but their whiteness …

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Shifting dynamics: Pak-Nepal ties

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BY MUHAMMAD ASIF The geo-strategic significance of any state has remained a key factor in shaping foreign relations and partnerships in the contemporary world order. One of the common denominators between Nepal and Pakistan relations is their commonality of having dependency on regional and international actors based on their geostrategic …

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Why do People Fear of RAW?

Shastra Dutta Panta

BY PROF. DR. SHASTRA DATTA PANT People of Nepal started knowing about RAW after the political change of 1990. The negative acts of RAW stated here are only the representative examples. RAW started handling micro management after Maoist in power. Even appointment, transfer and promotions of the important posts were …

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Neocolonial path to “power”

Ratna Sansar Shrestha

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Portugal is the first country that established colonies in modern history (in 15th century), followed by Spain, France, England, Netherland, etc. Even today there are 61 colonies, including Puerto Rico (US colony). Strangely, in the latest plebiscite held on June 11, 2017, only 1.5% Puerto …

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

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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

NP Upadhya

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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