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Is India willing to compete on level ground?

Pujab Raj Pradhan

BY PUJAB RAJ PRADHAN Just as relations between China and India seem to be at a curious phase regardless those romantic lakeside walk and tea party during the informal ‘heart-to-heart’ meeting in Wuhan by the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping; Nepal, did manage to …

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Xi commits to Chinese wisdom of harmony and co-existence

Pujab Raj Pradhan

BY PUJAB RAJ PRADHAN As the U.S. and China inch closer to a full-fledged trade war, this year’s annual Boao Forum for Asia, themed “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity” concluded yesterday. Together with providing Chinese President Xi Jinping the first show after having his …

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Nepal: From land-locked to land-linked

Pujab Raj Pradhan

BY PUJAB RAJ PRADHAN Beijing: Sandwiched between economic, military and geographic giants India in the south, east, and west and China in the north, tiny Nepal was eclipsed to the outside world until Nepal was admitted to the United Nations in 1955. Since then, India has long exerted an influence …

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China entering a new era!

Pujab Raj Pradhan

BY PUJAB RAJ PRADHAN IN BEIJING Beijing once again took the center stage in a surprising move last month by announcing the Communist Party leadership wants to abolish the two-term limit for China’s president and vice president, potentially shocking the rest of the world especially the west. Exactly two weeks …

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Unplanned urbanization likely to invite crisis

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By Sushant Shrestha Urbanization in all over the world is proceeding exceptionally fast. Peripheral zones are being pushed by urbanization causing conversion of rural to urban at large. This rapid urban growth has created a chaotic mixture of urban and rural land use. Urbanization has been underpinned by the rapid …

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Electricity as alternative to petroleum products

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By Sushant Shrestha Nepal lies in the central part of Himalayan belt which is 2500kms long. Almost 83% of Nepalese territory is mountainous. It is one of the geographically threatened, underdeveloped countries, with vast natural resources such as water, minerals, forest, varieties of agricultural products and medicinal herbs. For the …

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Junk food’s a rising problem

By Sushant Shrestha The teen years are a period of rapid growth and development. In fact, teenagers need more calories during this period than they ever need in their lives, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Teens that eat junk foods – noodles, chips, candy and fast food – …

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Unmanaged traffic system

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By Sushant Shrestha Kathmandu is the main hub and widely known as the heart of the Nepal. This city consists of all the major educational institutions, hospitals, a wide range of markets, and different ministries of the country. The vehicle in the road always seems to be crowded and the …

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New generation at higher risk with myopia

Sushanta

By Sushant Shrestha If you want to avoid your child having vision issues later in life then let them go into the outdoors. It is a message from researchers looking into an expected increase in the worldwide rate of short-sightedness.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said short-sightedness, or myopia, already …

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Is noise pollution harmful than air pollution?

Sushanta

By Sushant Shrestha Alarge number of Kathmanduties is suffering from different viral diseases. The reason behind these diseases is air pollution rather than noise pollution. Eachand every individual knows about this. I believe the government also knows about it. Oddly, why the government is taking wrong decisions and implementing wrong …

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