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Upheaval in U.S., a Chinese enigma, and more revelations

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: President Donald Trump faces a prolonged battle for political survival, even as the partial shutdown surpasses the 1995 record of 21 days affecting an estimated 800,000 federal employees. With Trump still digging in on his demand for funding for a wall on the U.S.- Mexico …

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What’s going on upstairs?

By Maila Baje He wants to do something good for Nepal for a decade and ‘go upstairs’. At one go, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has sought to silence the term-limits crowd and shore up the standing of his profession. If he succeeds, it would be a heck of an accomplishment. …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Failed team Convener of a government appointed team Som Prasad Pandey on December 27 indirectly admitted failure to bring the dozens of underground groups who refuse to join the national political mainstream and threaten to resort to militant tactics. The panel comes with an amusing conclusion that …

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Uncertain, chaotic start to 2019 and potent revelations

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: The new year has opened on an uncertain note. As much is underscored by futile ongoing negotiations over ending the partial shutdown of government – in its third week – sparked by President Donald Trump’s demand for $ 5.7 billion for funding for building a …

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Is KP Oli the state?

L’etat: C’est Moi! The radical communist government led by an accidentally made nationalist Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is in a fix. Yet his egotism has increased for reasons unknown. The government, if it may be taken as the one, is being attacked from all possible quarters for having failed …

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When we live in different worlds

A populace anxiously awaiting its government’s response to vital questions of the day ends up with an earful of prime ministerial censure of the very notion of criticism. Maybe that’s what you get when the governors and the governed live in different worlds. The country speaks in specifics; the government …

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Wide body, wide stomach

By PR Pradhan Finally, the Public Account Committee, on the basis of the report submitted by the sub-committee under the Committee in the federal parliament has submitted the report that there was corruption worth above 4.38 billion rupees while purchasing two wide-body Airbus aircraft. The committee has sought action against …

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