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Restore constitutional monarchy to resolve present deadlock

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?

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?

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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Indra Jatra, Kumari and King Prithvi

By Dirgha Raj Prasai The glorious Indra Jatra, this year, is being celebrated enthusiastically in Kathmandu on Bhadra 30th 2073 BS (15th Sep.2016). On Bhadra 1825 BS, the golden day of Indra Jatra, King Prithvi Narayan Shah concurred greater Nepal and sat on the royal throne at Hanuman Dhoka with …

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By Prabasi Nepali Neighbours India’s Water Wars This month, two states (and their inhabitants) of the Indian Union, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the south were at daggers drawn regarding the sharing of the waters of the Kaveri river. This has its headwaters in the Western Ghats (Karnataka) and flows …

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Did we forget economic embargo?

By Prajwal Shrestha The weakness of the Nepali people is that very soon they forget the past. Last year, when we were very badly suffering from the devastating earthquake, we had to face yet another crisis due to the intentional economic embargo imposed by our “special friend” India. The Nepali …

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Nepal–India relations: Review is necessary

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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