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Improving Sino-Nepal relations in 21st century

BY ARUN BUDHATHOKI Sino-Nepal relations in the 21st century holds a meaningful relationship in China’s rise to global and regional power. Nepal’s commitment towards China on various issues including Tibet has been applauded by the leaders of both nations. The Sino-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed on April 28, …

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Being Sita and Janaki!

BY NIRAJ ARYAL In an incident last week that did not draw much media attention, Janaki Chaudhary (55) of Chitwan district who was seriously injured after being attacked by a Rhino got killed. The poor Tharu woman who lived by cutting grass at the Chitwan National Park and selling it …

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• South Asia & US “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

By Shashi Malla The region “South Asia” has become crucial in international relations, not least because it is at the crossroads of the political “East” and “West”. Two of the states are nuclear armed and at daggers-drawn, posing a grave danger not only for the region, but for the wider …

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The Nepali Choukidars!

By Niraj Aryal Whether or not Nepalis are India’s Choukidar(s) – the gatekeepers, is not very important rather the pertinent question is for how long we have been standing at their gates protecting their valuables and if Choukidari is the only thing that we do for the Indians? Let’s start! …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Why shy? Ram Baran, in Annapurna Post’s pullout “Ankoor” last fortnight, said he was recommended for MD study to the Indian city of Chandigarh after serving as BP’s Koirala’s physician. He told the children’s section of the broadsheet daily that Indian leader Chandra Shekhar had come to …

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Three faces of the coin

BY NIRAJ ARYAL Since its inception more than a decade back among all features of the new republican order democratization of corruption had stood out tall. All the political parties that had been part of the governments were either directly engaged in or promoted corruption. However, after release of CK …

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Proposal to reduce SAFTA sensitive list to one hundred

DR. SUMAN KUMAR REGMI Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and India had proposed that all SAARC member countries should bring down the goods under sensitive list to one hundred each and customs tariffs for regional products to a maximum of five percent by 2022. Nepal being an import based country has been …

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Nepal: Violent incidents by Chand group should not be taken lightly

BY S. CHANDRASEKHARAN On 22 night February, a major explosion took place at Kathmandu and at many other districts the mobile cell towers of Ncell were torched simultaneously. The explosion near gate of Ncell headquarters at Naakhu in Lalitpur, Kathmandu took the life of one person and injured two other …

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US tries in vain to pull Nepal into its orbit

BY BHIM BHURTEL In an effort to address the increasingly strained bilateral relationship between Washington and Kathmandu, a senior US official was sent to Nepal on February 25 on a diplomatic mission. Joseph H Felter, the US deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, who is the …

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Threat to world peace: India must be denuclearized!

BY NIRAJ ARYAL After India’s humiliating defeat in the dogfight with Pakistan last week, former President of Pakistan Parvez Musharraf meeting with the press in Dubai raised some interesting points that demands serious discussion. “Two countries in the world that face existential threat since they came into existence are Pakistan …

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