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Don’t blame the pilots, please!

By D.M.Thapa The people heard with shock about two deadly air accidents in the country. Luckily there were no passengers on both the flights. One flight of Goma Air was preparing to land in the difficult Lukla airport when it crashed and both of the pilots died. The other crash …

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Nepal: Balancing neighborhood-II

By Dr Upendra Gautam Biggest Concern: To say the least, it has not been easier for Nepal to reassert a balance in its ties with the immediate neighbors as the Nepalese ruling leadership, usually the one mostly trapped in the colonial politics and diplomacy, allow the imbalance to continue. Throughout …

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So what will happen now?

By D.M.Thapa Well, finally Pushpa Kamal Dahal has resigned as prime minister, the top post in the government. This is the second time he has resigned as prime minister before he completed his term. Not that I admire this man, because he caused a lot of misery to hundreds of …

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Air of unfriendliness hangs in Nepal…

By Harish Khare Last week I was in Nepal for a spot of hiking and trekking and a lungful of fresh air. I had last visited Nepal in 2013. The mood in Nepal since has discernibly changed. An audible ping of unfriendliness can be heard. The bad and bitter memories …

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Nepal: Balancing neighborhood

By Dr Upendra Gautam In late 1940’s, Nepal’s neighborhood witnessed historic changes. On the eve of Britain’s exit from the region, two new countries -the Republic of India (RoI) and Republic of Pakistan-were created. China emerged as a new people’s republic. The RoI and century-long ruling family oligarchy in Nepal …

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A dismal scenario

By D.M. Thapa It is good that at least some local bodies now have elected individuals, though of course again the traditional political parties — the CPN (UML) and the Nepali Congress — have dominated the scenario. The thing is the representatives of these parties are no better than the …

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Recalling King Birendra: Unforgettable memories

By Prof. Wang Hongwei China and Nepal, the two countries had formerly established diplomatic relationship in 1955, which has already passed 60 years. Though China and Nepal possess different social systems, they have developed outstanding friendly model of 60 years. They among the other countries of the world have glittered …

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Now wait for the budget and second phase election

By D.M. Thapa Whether some people like it or not, we have to give a honeymoon period to the newly elected member of the local bodies. They deserve it. This is because people have had to deal with corrupt junior government officials who took over the task of heading local …

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ADB’s 50th meeting stresses on quality infrastructure

Sharachchandra Bhandary in Yokohama The 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has kicked off here at the port city, amid pomp and splendor, with emphasis on quality infrastructure for the removal of abject poverty in the Asia-Pacific region. Amid the participation of …

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Disaster in waiting for the country

By D. M Thapa The media and the political parties in power started it all. There has been much hullabaloo about the local election that will take place within a few days. But what will the country and countrymen get out of it is still unknown. The political leaders give …

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