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Koshi River sorrow of Nepal

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When I was a high school student, an important question we had to tackle was why the Koshi River was a sorrow for Bihar. Decades later, the perception has been totally changed as Koshi River has become a sorrow for Nepal. After construction of embankments near the Koshi River by …

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Indian Dams Causing Death & Destruction Through Floods

By Prabasi Nepali Indian Dams & Embankments Causing Death & Destruction through Floods India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba last Friday and expressed deep grief over the loss of life and property due to recent floods and landslides. Modi also pledged to provide Rs 250 …

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Dubious Deal Doesn’t Deliver

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By P. Kharel Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in his abrupt second innings as prime minister, was doomed to fail by the course he took to secure power. Eventually, he proved to be a pathetic cropper. This was amply indicated by the manner in which his own Maoist Centre members, at their …

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India: heed geo-political realities, eschew recklessness

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: Though the past week has been a most eventful and dramatic one here in America – and a tragic period in Barcelona, Spain – this column will deal with matters closer to home, especially as one feels that not enough in-depth attention has been focused …

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Writer: Meera Rajbhandari Amatya The author Meera Rajbhandari Amatya wrote this research based work as her M.Phil dissertation entitled “Status of press freedom in Nepal after comprehensive peace accord and an analysis on the situation of indigenous journalists.” Her research work was published by national foundation for development of indigenous …

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Unfortunate Nepalis!

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By PR Pradhan We know that during every rainy season, there are floods/landslides and we witness casualties of the people. As expected, this year also, we witnessed the deaths of hundreds of Nepali citizens in both the hill and Tarai areas due to the landslides and floods. When the local …

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Sino-Indian Border Confrontation: National Security Threat to Nepal?

By Prabasi Nepali Sino-Indian Doklam Standoff:  National Security Threat to Nepal? Media reports persist in referring to the Sino-Indian border standoff in the “trilateral” “Doklam Plateau” in the “Sikkim Sector”. The border dispute is not “trilateral” and is nowhere in the so-called “Sikkim Sector”. It is squarely situated in the …

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And, Now Executive Presidency!

By P. Kharel Once again, the issue of executive president has been tossed up by the very man who had kept it in the back burner while he became prime minister twice. Maoist Centre’s supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal reintroduced the subject shortly after he had to quit the prime ministerial …

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Sino-Indian standoff: some serious food for thought

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: More than two months after the standoff began between India and China – linked to a territorial dispute between China and Bhutan over a Himalayan plateau – flickers of interest on the subject are beginning to surface here in the media. As the key elements …

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Coalition of convenience for the quarry?

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By Maila Baje Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre candidate RenuDahal’s election as mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City has left the country pondering the potentials and pitfalls of what presents itself as an alliance between the Nepali Congress and Maoist party over the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML). Dahal razor-thin …

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