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The permanence of transition

The vicious cycle of corruption and misrule must be broken By Bihari Krishna Shrestha The latest narrative dished out by our “occupational” and largely corrupt  political class has been that with the completion of the upcoming election to provincial and federal legislatures Nepal’s long-running saga of so-called “political transition” will …

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70 years of unresolved Jammu and Kashmir disputeBy Mazhar Javed

By Mazhar Javed Tear of joy are normal when celebrities are honoured with prestigious awards. But when a large audience in a packed Hall in the Norwegian town of Bergen last week rose in respect of Rafto Award winner Parveen Ahangar’s tears, painfully, they were not rising to honour any …

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Manmohan Singh slams note ban in India

Slamming the Narendra Modi-led central government’s ‘twin blow’ to the economy delivered through demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), former prime minister Manmohan Singh said both the initiatives are a complete disaster for our economy and broke the back of small businesses. Referring to demonetisation in his address …

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The West’s errant conception of China

China has entered a new era in building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has mapped out plans for the new era. The Western media is taking great interest in what is happening in China and many mainstream media outlets in the …

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Productive five years in Nepal-China relations

Leelamani Paudyal The age-old relations between Nepal and China have continued to go from strength to strength after the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1955. These time-tested relations are marked by profound friendship, deep understanding and appreciation of each other’s aspirations and sensitivities. Nepal highly values its relations with China …

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Salt and public health

By Brajesh Kumar Jha Salt Trading Corporation Ltd observed its 54th anniversary on 12 September this year. The Corporation, which has already existed above five decades has provided much assistance to the common people, the Corporation has shown the best example of public private partnership in commerce sector in the …

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China strives for making relations deeper and wider

By Sharachchanddra Bhandary In recent years, China has been amicably pursuing the policy of public diplomacy. It is intensively focused on promoting people-to-people contacts. The Central and Provincial Governments of China have effectively applied the public diplomacy tool in garnering support as well. In the last week of August, more …

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Next Door Nepal: The standing army

As political actors in Nepal lose credibility, its armed forces grow in stature. By Yubaraj Ghimire It has become a ritual for a head of government in Nepal after an official visit to India to clarify in parliament that bilateral relations have substantially improved and that there were no compromises …

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Debacle of ANFA

By D.M. Thapa There was a time when the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had no money. One friend told me how he and the coach of the national team had to wait till eleven in the nigh and virtually beg to an official before they got the money due …

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India-Nepal Joint Statement

During the State Visit of Prime Minister of Nepal to India (23-27 August 2017) 1. The Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal, and Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba, are on a State visit to India from August 23-27, 2017, at the invitation of Prime Minister of India, …

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