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Relief needed from Indian countervailing and other para duties

BY DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI Nepalese entrepreneurs have been requesting for removal of countervailing duty imposed by the Government of India (GoI) on the import of Nepali goods. Even as Nepali exporters have been lobbying for the same from time to time respectively through the Nepalese Government. But the GoI …

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Karachi consulate attack, a conspiracy to sabotage CPEC?

By NP Upadhdhaya The criminal-minded terrorists of the 23rd November attack on the Chinese Consulate office in Karachi, Pakistan have forced now the country’s security forces to retaliate in an appropriate manner and save the declining image of Pakistan, as is being disseminated by Pakistan’s known and unknown detractors of …

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Emerging geo-strategic challenges for Nepal

BY HIRANYALAL SHRESTHA The promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal by major political parties, the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal despite advice from neighboring country India to accommodate some changes in the constitution and to hold the constitution for some time, implementation of the constitution firmly defying …

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Seymour Hersh memoir shocks, reveals and educates

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: This column dispenses a few samples of savory revelations offered in Seymour M. Hersh’s crackling new opus, “Reporter: A Memoir” (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2018) that I’ve just waded through. Though crammed with head-spinning disclosures and a cornucopia of big-time names in American …

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Blowback from India’s strategic blunder in Bhutan?

BY BHIM BHURTEL New Delhi was rattled by Bhutan’s October 18 general election, the outcome of which may soon accelerate the decline of India’s influence over the Himalayan kingdom. The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT, Bhutan United Party) won 30 seats out of 47 in the National Assembly, Bhutan’s lower …

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Why has the nation become so corrupt?

By Yug Bahadur There is no doubt corruption existed even during the Rana regime some centuries ago, It prospered more during the Panchayat system and the flood gates were really opened after late King Birendra appointed late Surya Bahadur Thapa as prime minister to defend the Panchayat system against multiparty …

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Prioritizing appointment of Nepalese ambassadors

BY DR. RAJENDRA B. SHRESTHA The cew Constitution of Nepal (2015) has outlined the directive principles, policies and obligations of the State regarding its foreign policy. In the past few decades, the environment for international relations between nations has changed significantly at regional and global levels. There has been a …

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Contours of a new international economic order

BY DANILO TÜRK The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) that successfully concluded on November 10 in Shanghai presents China as the world’s most promising market for imports of goods and services in the decades to come. Moreover, this prospect is opening the way to imaginative ideas that will broaden …

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Police: You are no protectors

By Yug Bahadur Almost all government organisations are corrupt to the hilt. But because of the power it wields and the network it has throughout the nation, the Nepal Police also ranks among one of the most corrupt organizations of the government. There was a time when the present Nepal …

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Who is responsible for arms race in South Asia

By C Kiran: Influential countries in the Western and the Eastern hemisphere of the world have long been indulging in buying weapons. Recently, South Asia’s future as a peaceful region became questionable when India decided to buy a S-400 missile defence system from Russia. This will, inevitably, begin another phase …

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