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Immigration policy dynamics of the US

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BY KAPIL KARKI Policy, Diaspora, and immigration: The United States addressed the issue of migration with different policies in different time space. According to the Naturalization Act of (1790) prohibited naturalization of non-white subjects. But the case with the Irish Diaspora was different. Apparently they were white, but their whiteness …

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Shifting dynamics: Pak-Nepal ties

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BY MUHAMMAD ASIF The geo-strategic significance of any state has remained a key factor in shaping foreign relations and partnerships in the contemporary world order. One of the common denominators between Nepal and Pakistan relations is their commonality of having dependency on regional and international actors based on their geostrategic …

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Why do People Fear of RAW?

Shastra Dutta Panta

BY PROF. DR. SHASTRA DATTA PANT People of Nepal started knowing about RAW after the political change of 1990. The negative acts of RAW stated here are only the representative examples. RAW started handling micro management after Maoist in power. Even appointment, transfer and promotions of the important posts were …

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Neocolonial path to “power”

Ratna Sansar Shrestha

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Portugal is the first country that established colonies in modern history (in 15th century), followed by Spain, France, England, Netherland, etc. Even today there are 61 colonies, including Puerto Rico (US colony). Strangely, in the latest plebiscite held on June 11, 2017, only 1.5% Puerto …

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The Political Dangers

Shastra Dutta Panta

PROF. DR. SHASTRA DUTTA PANT Half a century ago Mr. Ganeshman Singh and Dr. K.I. Singh had raised the voices against the tri-partite agreement in 1950. After the democratic practices of seven decades, the leaders of the political parties, lawyers, journalists and intellectuals did not oppose the 12 point New …

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Modi’s actions leave a crucial ally very upset, advantage China

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BY MANI SHANKAR AIYAR In November-December 2015, the Modi government not only disgraced itself but also seriously jeopardized our national interests in Nepal, our sister-country to the North on whom we depend to protect and promote our security and energy requirements. The dependence is reciprocal. A carefully thought-out and well-calibrated …

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PM Oli vows to revive Chinese dam project

BY DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURY Nepal’s new communist prime minister will restart a Chinese-led US$2.5 billion hydropower project that was pulled by the previous government considered friendly towards India, and wants to increase infrastructure connectivity with Beijing to ease the country’s reliance on New Delhi. He also wants to “update” relations …

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Governing is negotiating

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The return of K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, as prime minister was a foregone conclusion. On Thursday, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Oli. But the appointment was overshadowed by the refusal of the …

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The excessive use of HINDU card by India: Lord Shiva is a Nepali God

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By N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Has India changed her Nepal policy? India on course correction? India corrects its course on Nepal? Indian intellectuals blame New Delhi in having a reckless diplomacy being exhibited towards the smaller neighbors? These were some headlines that appeared in the Nepali media in the recent …

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Electricity Act in Nepal’s interest

Ratna Sansar Shrestha

By Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA After Government of Nepal (GoN) registered Electricity Bill 2008 in parliament, it was tabled for discussion only in 2011 and MPs were asked to register amendment proposals if the Bill required any amendment. The response was overwhelming: there were one hundred forty-two (142) proposals for …

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