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The real picture of the country

By PR Pradhan Nepal’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bishambhar Pyakurel has tendered his resignation. Pyakurel was one of the few dignified personality to be an ambassador, otherwise, most of the Nepali ambassadors are either relatives of the political leaders or they have been assigned on the basis of the money …

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NAC’s plight and PM Oli’s directives

By PR Pradhan Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) observed its 61stanniversary last week. On the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli publicly denounced the NAC management for not being able to fly its aircraft and for demanding money with the government every time to bail the Corporation out. Oli said, why …

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In favour of clean-feed

By PR Pradhan The debate on clean-feed or no clean-feed in our broadcast sector is continuing. This scribe, however, believes the government plan to introduce a clean-feed policy for foreign television channels is a commendable job. Whether the government can stand on this stance or not, we cannot say, nevertheless, …

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How strong is the government?

By PR Pradhan The government holds virtually two-thirds majority in the federal parliament, yet, it has not been able to demonstrate its strength when it has been required. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is being criticized by his own party’s senior leaders for not being able to run the government …

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Government leaders serving foreign interests only

By PR Pradhan Our leaders in the government seem to be serving foreign countries only -– some are serving Western interests, some are serving Southern interests and some of them are serving mafias’ interests -– for their personal gains. They are least bothered about the greater interests of the nation …

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Nepali media

By PR Pradhan All is not good in this land of “loktantra” and the media also falls in the same category. The 1990 constitution had guaranteed media freedom, unfortunately, this freedom also brought anarchism in the media sector. Along with the guarantee of media freedom, businessmen also started to make …

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Please respect neighbours’ security, sensitivity

By PR Pradhan After four years, the Tatopani trade pass resumed operation last week, but only for transportation of goods and not for individual movement from this side or the other. After the devastating earthquake, the trade route was closed. The reason given was that due to the heavy damages …

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Utilizing Pashupatinath Temple’s property

By PR Pradhan According to a recent report, land mafias have captured 231 ropani and 10 aana land belonging to the Pashupatinath Temple. According to the Pashupatinath Development Trust, there is the possibility of missing more land belonging to the Temple. The Trust states that a total of 19 thousand …

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Governance under “loktantra”!

By P. R. Pradhan Beloved leader Baburam Bhattarai is the father of the word “loktnatra”. Besides this, biased Bhattarai has also introduced the word “lokmarga” instead of “rajmarga” [highway] when he presented the country’s budget at the capacity of a finance minister. It seems, he didn’t want to hear the …

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Well done!

By PR Pradhan Local residents in the Chabhil-Jorpati area organised a violent agitation last week by capturing the road disrupting vehicular movement in the area protesting against the authorities’ reluctance to black-top the road. The road expansion project was halted due to the negligence of the contractors and government officials …

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