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Pollution hits Kathmandu

BY SHANKAR BHANDARI Kathmandu is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in South Asia. The Valley is surrounded by hills forming bowl-shaped topography, which restricts wind movement and retains the pollutants in the atmosphere. Simply the component that alters the inherent compositional property of air is termed as air …

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Comparison: Lesotho and Nepal

DR. AB THAPA Even the most underdeveloped landlocked country Lesotho, which is also an enclave, was able based on international law (Ref) to reach an agreement with South Africa to use the proceeds from the supply to the latter regulated water discharged after power generation to construct free of cost …

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High expectations from Nepal PM’s China visit

BY YOGESHWAR ROMKHAMI Nepali Prime Minister  K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to China on June 19-24 carries immense importance for bilateral relations, with a slew of agreements lined up in trade, commerce and infrastructure. Various ministries are working to do the homework, mainly on energy, railway and trade. The prime focus …

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Nepal’s electricity to force India to kneel

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Some Nepali dream of bringing India to her knees by simply switching off supply, after she becomes dependent on Nepal’s electricity! Their idea is for Nepal to export electricity to India to make her dependent on Nepal. There are others that attribute Bhutan’s “prosperity” to …

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Indian secularism under threat: from Ahimsa to Himsa

BY JAMES THE fundamental goal of Buddhism is peace, not only in this world but in all the worlds. The Hindu philosophy of war and peace can be seen in sacred Hindu texts such as the Vedas, The Law of Manu and the Bhaghavad Ghita. In Hinduism, violence is always …

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Will communists’ unification survive for long?

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Kathmandu: The UML and the Maoists Center of Nepal have finally unified and emerged as a intimidating communist power bagging the distinction of being the third in series, after China, Vietnam, communist paraphernalia that at least might have send spine chilling waves in the minds of …

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A momentous partnership between Nepal and Germany

BY ROLAND SCHÄFER On a TV show recently, I heard a wise man say about his difficult youth: You don’t judge a life by the hand you were initially dealt. You judge a life by how you played that hand. 60 years ago Nepal established diplomatic relations with Germany. Both …

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Neo-colonization of Arun 3

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Indian Prime Minister visited Nepal last week and laid foundation stone of Arun 3 hydropower project, 900 MW, jointly with Nepal’s PM, “online”. PM Oli has been stressing ad nauseam that he is not a capitulationist. But implementation of Arun 3 project is manifestation of …

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Memories of 2015 blockade will haunt Modi’s Nepal visit

By Narayan Adhikari: As the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal approaches, there are indications on social media that he will face a chilly welcome. Hash tags like #Blockade Was Crime Mr Modi and #Modi Not Welcome are trending. Modi is due to arrive in the neighboring …

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