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Nepal–India relations: Review is necessary

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By Hans Lückhoff Although Nepal has made efforts to revisit the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship with India for over 20 years now, the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), which is supposed to review all bilateral agreements between the two countries has met in July for the first time. Nepali …

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Adverse economic trend

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By Prajwal Shrestha The country’s revenue is based on taxes imposed on imports instead of excise duty on exportable products. As our exports are nominal, revenue from exports of the goods is also nominal. The Finance Ministry has encouraged revenue collection from imports of goods from foreign countries. The customs …

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Restore monarchy for nation’s prosperity

By Divya Singh Rathore Ottobon Bismark, Chancellor of Germany one of the greatest political realist in the modern political world, unified Germany and made it one of greatest nation of the world. His patriotism is unparalleled. Veteran American professor John Williams described him as one of the greatest icons of …

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By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Garbage The government, civil society and the public at large are neglecting the nexus between open garbage on the streets and the possibility of spreading disease and epidemics. The people in general take it as their god-given right to haphazardly throw their household rubbish at the …

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Not a positive syndrome

By Prajwal Shrestha Reports state that Nepal imports billions of rupees worth of confectionaries. According to the report, this year, Nepal imported confectionaries worth 6 billion 349 million rupees and chewing-gum worth one billion 847 million rupees. This report is very much disgusting as Nepal is spending a huge amount …

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Defining nationalistic economic policy

By Prajwal Shrestha One cannot hide the fact that King Mahendra had tried to define nationalistic economic policy. King Birendra also contributed a lot to make Nepal a self-reliant nation. Until the introduction of multiparty democracy, Nepal’s economy was far better than the what it is at present. Nepal is …

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Tourism development: A political miscalculation

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By Bhrikuti Niroula Talking about tourism in Nepal is not a new subject. It has become a national mantra, chanted by everyone. Several public and private institutions, entrepreneurs, experts and professionals are directly and indirectly involved in its promotion and I applaud wholeheartedly for what private sectors have done so …

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Musings of a Disenchanted & Hypercritical Citizen

ByPrabasi Nepali There are incidents and developments here and abroad which excite this ‘Prabasi Nepali’ (having lived in foreign parts more than in this native land) a great deal, but which (according to her/him) would require much further research and reading to comment at length. There is a plethora of …

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When puppets say it

By Prajwal Shrestha NC supremo Sher Bahadur Deuba is not a technician, rather an unsuccessful political leader or say one among the corrupt leaders. The other day, immediately after formation of the NC-MC coalition government, Deuba said that Nepal cannot construct the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track Road Project. It is not …

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Baburam Bhattarai: Myth of intellectual elitism

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By Bhrikuti Niroula When I see and hear Baburam Bhattarai, I have trouble understanding the meaning of ‘intellectual elitist’ that he thinks he is due to his self-touted academic credentials. What an intellectual person should look and act like? Wise, broad-minded, forward-looking, empathetic, humble, brave, honest, well-mannered, self-disciplined, visionary etc.; …

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