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India in Nepal

By Bihari Krishna Shrestha The ultimate responsibility for keeping our own house in order rests squarely with our own people, ithas to be said that given the asymmetry in the relative size and resource capabilities of the two neighbours, Nepal and India, thelatter, with its historically predatory intents–for instance, IndiraGandhi’s …

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“Licensed larceny” in Nepal’s context

By Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA Nicholas Hildyard has authored an interesting book titled “licensed larceny”, the theme being “infrastructure, financial extraction and the Global South”, intending to “mise-en-scène” (arrange on stage) the injustices of wealth; published by Manchester University Press in 2016. People are licensed to drive vehicles, fly aircraft …

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Financial traitors

By Prajwal Shrestha In a country like Nepal, traitors can be found in every organ of the nation. In economic field also, traitors are active to make Nepal poor and economically dependent on the foreign countries. The previous government led by KP Sharma Oli had introduced a mechanism to construct …

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Nationalism: In a Developing Country & a World Power

By Prabasi Nepali Nationalism in Nepal: RPP to the Fore Students of Political Science have clearly understood the relevance of ‘nationalism’ in a developing country like Nepal, and the devastating effects it could have in a highly developed world power like the United States. The presence of this ideology in …

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Failed economy syndrome!

By Prajwal Shrestha The commercial banks have stopped providing business loans as they are facing liquidity crunch.The banks have hiked the interest rates in fixed deposits to manage the liquidity ratio. There is no money in the market, whereas, the government treasury has increased by hundreds of million rupees as …

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Nepal and Sri-Lanka enjoy 60 years of relations

By W S Perera This year is significant to Sri Lanka and Nepal as both countries commemorate 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. Sri Lanka has maintained and expanded into a multifaceted and mutually rewarding historically admirable relationship with Nepal since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1957. …

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Populist Autocrat Trump on the Rampage

By Prabasi Nepali Trump Questions EU Relevance It may sound strange, but in Europe there is now a threat perception emanating from Trump’s America. So much so that in the latest issue of the most popular German news magazine Der Spiegel, US President Donald Trump is depicted beheading the Statue …

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Difficult to understand

By Prajwal Shrestha Nepal is not a rich country having enough funding to invest in the development projects. Therefore, Nepal should select priority projects and utilize the limited resources to complete the priority projects by giving special priority. Of course, we have very limited areas such as water resources, tourism, …

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Trump Against the World

By Prabasi Nepali United States & Mexico A summit meeting between the presidents of the United States and its southern neighbour Mexico was slated for Tuesday this week. However, hours after Donald J. Trump tweeted that the meeting should be scrapped if Mexico didn’t agree to pay for a wall …

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Can corruption be controlled?

By Prajwal Shrestha The Transparency International (TI) has ranked Nepal as the third most corrupt nation in the South Asia. TI has stated that there is political level corruption in Nepal which is challenging. When the political parties themselves are encouraging corruption and commission, it is virtually difficult to curb …

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