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How can BIMSTEC be made more effective and sustainable

BY DR RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. This regional organization came into being on June …

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If the goal of prosperous Nepal and happy Nepaliis to be achieved

By Dr. Rajendra B. Shrestha Government’s Performance KP Oli led majority government has been in place for the past 5 months. By any international practice, it is still early to assess its performance against its election manifesto and make a judgement on whether it has been successful or not. It …

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Prospective of ecotourism in Nepal

BY ASMITA PANDEY Ecotourism is the form of tourism that involves the nature-based travelling in undisturbed and untouched remote places. The main focus of ecotourism is in those areas which are rich in natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural heritage. Due to the presence of massive mountains, rolling hills, abundant vegetation, …

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Will India revise its course on Nepal?

BY DR. RAJU CHITRAKAR When Nepal is in a hard time, India cannot remain unaffected. India seems to ignore this bitter reality. Nepal’s Vedic cultural values are under attack. All the institutions including education and judiciary are under the control of power. Corruption is rampant. Remittance based economy is running …

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Pakistan election 2018

By B. Shaukat WHILE the pursuit for democracy is on through election 2018 in Pakistan, there is a dire need to understand that alone particular feature is not responsible for selection of democratic government to rail smoothly on the track of development. To ensure all the elements of national power facilitate …

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Offensive meddling in general elections in Pakistan

By Roshan THE Pakistan strong commitment towards democracy is very obvious as the last two democratically elected governments has successfully completed their five years term and provided friendly atmosphere for investment and trade and infrastructure development besides government’s strong determined stance towards eradication of terrorism from Pakistan. Current political atmosphere …

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Saving Nepal’s democracy from its “democrats”

PM Oli has much to deliver BY BIHARI KRISHNA SHRESTHA In 2015, a Washington think tank, New America, published the findings of two democracy researchers, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk, who said, “The United States is not the only country in which the population has grown fiercely critical of democracy …

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India’s mistakes have allowed China to make inroads into Nepal

BY BRAHMA CHELLANEY Nepal’s new communist prime minister, KP Oli, has paid obeisance in Beijing, where he agreed to the proposal to extend the railway from Shigatse in Tibet to his country so as to reduce Nepali dependence on India. For India, Nepal is not just another neighbour but one …

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Nonstop struggle for self-determination

By Irfan THE decades’ old Kashmir struggle is not a story of single day but it comprises unknown bloodshed and sacrifices which paved the way for this struggle to continue and deter occupation forces. July 13 is marked as Kashmir Martyrs Day throughout the world. The Day is a milestone …

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The only alternate to save nation

BY DIRGHARAJ PRASAI If Nepal can become prosperous without the institution of monarchy, there is no need to debate on the restoration of this institution, but if we feel that this institution is essential to safeguard Nepal’s sovereignty and independence, why should we hesitate from respecting and restoring this institution? …

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