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Manmohan Singh slams note ban in India

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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

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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

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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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OBOR: How Nepal can benefit amidst some skepticism

By Dr. Rajendra B. Shrestha Introduction The Belt and Road Initiative is a signature foreign policy priority of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is the largest initiative of its kind launched by a single country. It comprises two large segments: the Silk Road Economic Belt, a land route starting in …

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Tribute to great poet Bhanubhakta

By Dirgha Raj Prasai Today, 29 Asar is the 204th memorial birthday of the great pioneer poet Bhanubhakta  Acharya. Bhanubhakta was born on 29th Asar 1871 B.S. at Chundi Ramgha of Tanahun district and died at the same place in 1925 B.S. Babubhaka translated the Ramayan  into Nepali and so …

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Increasing anti-China activities in Nepal

By Prem Sagar Poudel Nepal has maintained the policy that she would not allow any activities against its neighbouring countries. Furthermore, Nepal has maintained “One China Policy”. Has Nepal maintained these policies in practice, it is a burning question! Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives, when …

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