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Nepal: Two third majority for Oli has not worked

BY S. CHANDRA SEKHARAN Prior to the last General Elections, the unified Communist party of Maoists and the UML went round the country seeking votes promising that they would need a good majority to have proper governance and stability. Not that the country has not had a majority government in …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Rules against underdog Individual Nepalese face the axe everywhere when it comes to paying their dues. Whenever they are involved in a slight delay, “fines” are imposed without any concession. Rule is law, the authorities concerned say in defence of they stern approach. Rules are, theoretically, made …

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Impact of corruption and climate change on Nepal’s rivers

BY BHRIKUTI NIROULA February 2019 articles on two prominent news channels BBC and Al Jazeera regarding how climate change and global warming have threatened the Himalayan glaciers drew my attention. They have issued a serious warning that the Himalayan glaciers are melting in such a way that they could be …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P. Kharel ‘Transition’ shield In a country where much is said about the ideals of democracy, one, too, would like to contribute his modest line or two. Democracy reflects a state’s social, economic and political governance, with emphasis on popular accessibility to decision-making mechanism. Its success is on how …

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Ways in which China is drawing Nepal into its embrace

BY P K BALACHANDRAN There is an apocryphal story that the Nepalese believe that they have two elder brothers – the first, an interfering, censorial and patronizing one, namely India, and the second, a non-interfering, benign and respectful one, namely China. The dichotomy mentioned above is but a product of …

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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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