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Debacle of ANFA

By D.M. Thapa There was a time when the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had no money. One friend told me how he and the coach of the national team had to wait till eleven in the nigh and virtually beg to an official before they got the money due …

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India-Nepal Joint Statement

During the State Visit of Prime Minister of Nepal to India (23-27 August 2017) 1. The Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal, and Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba, are on a State visit to India from August 23-27, 2017, at the invitation of Prime Minister of India, …

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Leave politics behind

By D.M. Thapa I AM not EXACTLY A JOURNALIST, THOUGH I WRITE FOR DIFFERENT PAPERS, BUT I HAVE SEEN JOURNALISTS AT CLOSE QUARTERS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. The leadership in the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) looked with interest the election for a new leader of this organizarion which …

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What is a foreign trip for?

By D.M. Thapa As is the tradition of newly appointed prime ministers of Nepal going first to India, our newly elected prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is also making such a sojourn and holding on to tradition. After all, Nepal is a traditional country and it would be a sin …

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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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Learning to learn loktantra

By D.M. Thapa Now we are living in the age of loktantra. I still don’t know the exact meaning of this word, like many other people and even leaders themselves. It must be a word coined by our leaders copying the Indians, a Nepali Congress journalist told me. I was …

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Dancing to foreign tunes

By D.M. Thapa The politicians here seem to be really wily, if not by themselves then by the tutoring of their foreign bosses. Now they have been able to alert the attention of the majority of the population through the election they will hold. There are many problems that the …

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Don’t be puppets of parties or foreigners

By Yug Bahadur I have been in the media sector for a long, long time, more time than I care to remember. Initially I started with some small weekly newspapers then gradually I joined bigger organizations and sometimes I was so busy I had to edit five newspapers per week. …

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Corruption at its height

By D.M.Thapa There is no doubt times have changed a lot in Nepal. Some good things have happened, but comparatively more bad things are happening. Good things like democracy, though a chaotic one, has been established, there is a free market economy, banking facilities have reached far corners of the …

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