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• South Asia & US “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

By Shashi Malla The region “South Asia” has become crucial in international relations, not least because it is at the crossroads of the political “East” and “West”. Two of the states are nuclear armed and at daggers-drawn, posing a grave danger not only for the region, but for the wider …

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The Nepali Choukidars!

By Niraj Aryal Whether or not Nepalis are India’s Choukidar(s) – the gatekeepers, is not very important rather the pertinent question is for how long we have been standing at their gates protecting their valuables and if Choukidari is the only thing that we do for the Indians? Let’s start! …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Why shy? Ram Baran, in Annapurna Post’s pullout “Ankoor” last fortnight, said he was recommended for MD study to the Indian city of Chandigarh after serving as BP’s Koirala’s physician. He told the children’s section of the broadsheet daily that Indian leader Chandra Shekhar had come to …

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Three faces of the coin

BY NIRAJ ARYAL Since its inception more than a decade back among all features of the new republican order democratization of corruption had stood out tall. All the political parties that had been part of the governments were either directly engaged in or promoted corruption. However, after release of CK …

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Proposal to reduce SAFTA sensitive list to one hundred

DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and India had proposed that all SAARC member countries should bring down the goods under sensitive list to one hundred each and customs tariffs for regional products to a maximum of five percent by 2022. Nepal being an import based country has been …

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Nepal: Violent incidents by Chand group should not be taken lightly

BY S. CHANDRASEKHARAN On 22 night February, a major explosion took place at Kathmandu and at many other districts the mobile cell towers of Ncell were torched simultaneously. The explosion near gate of Ncell headquarters at Naakhu in Lalitpur, Kathmandu took the life of one person and injured two other …

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US tries in vain to pull Nepal into its orbit

BY BHIM BHURTEL In an effort to address the increasingly strained bilateral relationship between Washington and Kathmandu, a senior US official was sent to Nepal on February 25 on a diplomatic mission. Joseph H Felter, the US deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, who is the …

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Threat to world peace: India must be denuclearized!

BY NIRAJ ARYAL After India’s humiliating defeat in the dogfight with Pakistan last week, former President of Pakistan Parvez Musharraf meeting with the press in Dubai raised some interesting points that demands serious discussion. “Two countries in the world that face existential threat since they came into existence are Pakistan …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Talent rediscovered Nirmal Kumar Acharya, former editor in chief of Gorkhapatra daily, has several books in Nepali to his credit, including those on first Nepalese women and 101 first Nepalese women. He is among the very few former editors who write for newspapers regularly and also author …

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The politics of war

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan: Not an odd, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling party BJP want to escalate tension in relations with Pakistan to hold on power for the next tenure. The Pulwama terrorist attack killing 42 Indian security force is taken as an opportunity for Modi and …

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