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Indian blockade 1989

BY DR. SHASTRA DUTTA PANT All of a sudden India imposed economic blockade in 1989. I thought this action was inhumane, immoral, undemocratic and bullying. Such act from a sovereign democratic country to another sovereign democratic country was an injustice, more injustice to a landlocked country. I wrote over hundred …

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The ice is melting

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE A week ago, Narendra Modi, called K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, to convey that he was eagerly waiting for Oli’s visit to Delhi as prime minister. The two leaders share a love-hate relationship marred by deep distrust. However, Oli was …

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Tribute to the martyrs and King Tribhuvan

By Dirgha Raj Prasai The Nepal government has declared 10 to 16 Magh as the martyr’s week in memory of the martyrs of Nepal. From the very beginning, Nepal is known as a sovereign and independent country in the world. The struggle and sacrifice of the martyrs against the Rana …

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Philippines-China maritime cooperation shows good start

By Liu Lulu Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allowed China to research with the University of the Philippines at the Benham Rise, an area off the Philippines’ Pacific coast, according to Reuters. The report was later confirmed by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang: China’s scientific research vessel Kexue will be …

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Ball is not just in the court

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The euphoria over the successful conduct of the polls, the first under the new constitution, is fast giving way to anarchy and confusion. Last Wednesday, abuses were hurled at the sitting Chief Justice, Gopal Prasad Parajuli, during a hearing before a division bench of Nepal’s Supreme Court. …

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Delaying tactics of Deuba unjustified

BY DR. S.CHANDRASEKHARAN It is more than a month since the elections under the new constitution took place. Still, there appears to be no immediate chance of the new government being formed. It may take another month or even more and as one commentator said that perhaps it may need …

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Stalemate in smooth transfer of power?

BY DR. RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA Nepali electorate has decided they want an end to political instability that has impeded development as a result of no one party winning a majority to form a stable government for the full term in the past. The new election results clearly indicate a comfortable …

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King Prithvi Narayan Shah the Great

BY DIRGHA RAJ PRASAI Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified Nepal is the pride of this country. The great hero Prithvi Narayan Shah was born in Gorkha on 27 Pous 1779 B.S. Since 1768, a strong unitary sovereign nation was created with the involvement of the indigenous people. The indigenous people …

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