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Communist unity: hopes, apprehensions and competition

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BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: In my email inbox, there was a terse item from a correspondent mulling whether – upon the amalgamation of the UML and Maoist Centre into the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) – Nepal has become a South Asian ‘North Korea.’ Though I found that notion simplistic, …

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Modi’s ‘Hindu diplomacy’, shades of Tanakpur and all that

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BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: This new column grants prime cognizance to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just concluded, bizarre two-day visit as it happened, coincidentally enough, soon after yours truly returned home following a year’s absence in the United States. Since much purple prose will inevitably flow on the supposed …

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