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World in Turmoil

By Prabasi Nepali Neighbours SAARC The summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was supposed to have been held in Islamabad this coming November. However, following the supposed attack by Islamic militants on an Indian outpost in Kashmir on India’s side of the de facto border (LoC/Line …

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Economic health of the country

By Prajwal Shrestha Our political leaders are excellent actors. They are never tired in giving big speeches but when they find opportunity to enjoy government funds, they never miss the chance. When the cabinet meeting had proposed to provide financial support to the ailing octogenarian leader and former prime minister …

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Hope for ‘One Asia’

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By Suresh Acharya The International Conference on Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), in its ‘Kuala Lumpur Declaration’ has reaffirmed that sovereignty, territorial integrity and equality of all nations, peaceful settlement of international conflicts and non-interference in internal affairs. The ICAPP has become a major and unique political force open to all …

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Postponed 19th SAARC Summit: The missed opportunity

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By Mazhar Javed So the 19th SAARC Summit which was slated five weeks from now in Islamabad stands postponed. If the meeting had been allowed to proceed as scheduled, it would have certainly moved things in the direction of regional integration among a quarter of world’s population. For the host …

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Restore constitutional monarchy to resolve present deadlock

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By Divya Singh Rathore, London “Today, there is a huge demonstration in Kathmandu by the opposition. The issue is on the federal structure of the constitution”,SurendraPhuyal of the BBC Nepali Service, reported from Kathmandu on 21 January 2015. He had described about the general strike in Kathmandu on 20 January …

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By Prabasi Nepali SAARC Summit Cancelled As a result of the armed confrontation on the de facto Indo-Pakistani border in Kashmir, India first unilaterally withdrew its participation in the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled for November 9-10 in Islamabad. In India’s opinion, in view of increasing cross-border ‘terrorist’ attacks in the …

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Can we make Nepal self-sufficient?

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By Prajwal Shrestha Read the report that in our international trade, the country is facing losses worth 2 billion rupees per day. In this way, in a month, the loss will amount to 60 billion rupees. Nevertheless, our balance of payment was positive due to the remittance revenue that the …

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Kathmandu can serve as a bridge between China and South Asia

By Liu Zongyi Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, made India his first port of call earlier this month. The four-day trip was his first since taking office. This visit was a point of discussion among the world’s media, with some being surprised that …

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On War, Threats of War & War of Words

By Prabasi Nepali Nepal’s Constitution par excellence The first anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution was marked by a special celebration in the UN headquarters in New York last Saturday. Addressing the distinguished gathering of foreign ministers and diplomats from around the globe, foreign minister PrakashSharanMahat claimed that the …

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Ruined economy: Who to be responsible?

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By Prajwal Shrestha We have everything but we don’t have anything. Today, in the era of this ‘loktantra” Nepal’s main source of earning foreign currency has become remittance revenue. From a exporter country, we have become an import based nation. If we look back to the history, Nepal had surplus …

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