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End of political transition and time for economic development

BY DR. RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA Background With the promulgation of the new constitution that was ratified by more than 90 percent representatives in the then constitution assembly (converted as special parliament), implementation of constitutional provisions for governance are underway. Election of local government has just completed with participation of all …

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Lest Koshi High Dam become a national disgrace


BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA FCA The press communiqué issued after PM Deuba’s India visit in August 2017 stated that detailed project report (DPR) of Koshi High Dam would be finalized expeditiously. Expecting implementation of the projectmany became happy, while some opined that this project should not be undertaken at any …

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The permanence of transition

The vicious cycle of corruption and misrule must be broken By Bihari Krishna Shrestha The latest narrative dished out by our “occupational” and largely corrupt  political class has been that with the completion of the upcoming election to provincial and federal legislatures Nepal’s long-running saga of so-called “political transition” will …

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70 years of unresolved Jammu and Kashmir disputeBy Mazhar Javed


By Mazhar Javed Tear of joy are normal when celebrities are honoured with prestigious awards. But when a large audience in a packed Hall in the Norwegian town of Bergen last week rose in respect of Rafto Award winner Parveen Ahangar’s tears, painfully, they were not rising to honour any …

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Manmohan Singh slams note ban in India


Slamming the Narendra Modi-led central government’s ‘twin blow’ to the economy delivered through demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), former prime minister Manmohan Singh said both the initiatives are a complete disaster for our economy and broke the back of small businesses. Referring to demonetisation in his address …

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The West’s errant conception of China

China has entered a new era in building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has mapped out plans for the new era. The Western media is taking great interest in what is happening in China and many mainstream media outlets in the …

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Productive five years in Nepal-China relations


Leelamani Paudyal The age-old relations between Nepal and China have continued to go from strength to strength after the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1955. These time-tested relations are marked by profound friendship, deep understanding and appreciation of each other’s aspirations and sensitivities. Nepal highly values its relations with China …

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Salt and public health

By Brajesh Kumar Jha Salt Trading Corporation Ltd observed its 54th anniversary on 12 September this year. The Corporation, which has already existed above five decades has provided much assistance to the common people, the Corporation has shown the best example of public private partnership in commerce sector in the …

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China strives for making relations deeper and wider

Sarachchandra Bhandary

By Sharachchanddra Bhandary In recent years, China has been amicably pursuing the policy of public diplomacy. It is intensively focused on promoting people-to-people contacts. The Central and Provincial Governments of China have effectively applied the public diplomacy tool in garnering support as well. In the last week of August, more …

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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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