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The Political Dangers

Shastra Dutta Panta

PROF. DR. SHASTRA DUTTA PANT Half a century ago Mr. Ganeshman Singh and Dr. K.I. Singh had raised the voices against the tri-partite agreement in 1950. After the democratic practices of seven decades, the leaders of the political parties, lawyers, journalists and intellectuals did not oppose the 12 point New …

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Modi’s actions leave a crucial ally very upset, advantage China


BY MANI SHANKAR AIYAR In November-December 2015, the Modi government not only disgraced itself but also seriously jeopardized our national interests in Nepal, our sister-country to the North on whom we depend to protect and promote our security and energy requirements. The dependence is reciprocal. A carefully thought-out and well-calibrated …

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PM Oli vows to revive Chinese dam project

BY DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURY Nepal’s new communist prime minister will restart a Chinese-led US$2.5 billion hydropower project that was pulled by the previous government considered friendly towards India, and wants to increase infrastructure connectivity with Beijing to ease the country’s reliance on New Delhi. He also wants to “update” relations …

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Governing is negotiating

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The return of K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, as prime minister was a foregone conclusion. On Thursday, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Oli. But the appointment was overshadowed by the refusal of the …

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The excessive use of HINDU card by India: Lord Shiva is a Nepali God

NP Upadhya

By N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Has India changed her Nepal policy? India on course correction? India corrects its course on Nepal? Indian intellectuals blame New Delhi in having a reckless diplomacy being exhibited towards the smaller neighbors? These were some headlines that appeared in the Nepali media in the recent …

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Electricity Act in Nepal’s interest

Ratna Sansar Shrestha

By Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA After Government of Nepal (GoN) registered Electricity Bill 2008 in parliament, it was tabled for discussion only in 2011 and MPs were asked to register amendment proposals if the Bill required any amendment. The response was overwhelming: there were one hundred forty-two (142) proposals for …

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Nepal in my mind and heart


By Prof. Dr Shastra Dutta Pant An Indian armed police force with Indian uniform entered to a house, searched a house in the CDO Tole, the heart of capital city Kathmandu. And the government of Nepal, instead arresting them, remained unnoticed and I was shocked. Soon after, one teacher from …

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One trip, two views

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE Sushma Swaraj spent less than 24 hours in Nepal. Most of it was expended on assuring political actors — in the government and the Opposition — that India has no interest in Nepal other than see it turn politically stable and prosperous. But, clearly, the perceptions about …

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