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On Off the record

It is not that odd

By PR Pradhan A controversial Christian organization, Universal Peace Federation run by Unification Church in South Korea organized a grand event in the heart of Kathmandu by challenging those who claim themselves as Hindus. Time and again, we listen from the Hindus that Nepal is a country of above 90 …

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Desperate scenario

By PR Pradhan How is the nation functioning, it is astonishing to know. The Nepal Airlines Corporation was almost out of aircraft. Of late, the Corporation purchased two narrow body aircrafts and further added two wide body aircrafts. The process of buying the two wide body aircrafts was started two …

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Economy under deathtrap

By PR Pradhan The country’s balance of payment scenario has become negative and the negative situation is further increasing. This is the indication that our economy is heading towards a negative path. Also, this is an indication that the foreign currency reserve ratio is declining as we are spending very …

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A country destroyed by the political leaders

By PR Pradhan In the recent past, our powerful Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli complained that nobody listens to him and he has not been able to work as per his wish. Just recently, our prime minister in waiting, PushpakamalDahal said that the civil servicemen didn’t obey the government decisions. …

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Development vs. environment

By PR Pradhan The fundamental theory of some of the Western countries which want economic hegemony over the underdeveloped nations, is to keep such nations under the poverty line always. And our southern neighbour India, which has experienced the pain under the British colonial rule, wants her small neighbouring nations …

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Nijgadh airport controversy

The Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry is seeking a green signal from the Forest Ministry to clear the airport area by cutting down the trees in the Nijgadh forest. Since the Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry started the process, protests have been witnessed in social networks as well as in …

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Where is prosperity?

By PR Pradhan “Prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali” is the motto of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). Whether the present government and also the ruling party are committed to fulfill this mission, it is doubtful. The government led by KP Sharma Oli has already completed seven months in office. …

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A failed system

By PR Pradhan We have a government having two-thirds majority, but such a powerful government is virtually visionless and functional. Just last week, when petroleum transportation tanker drivers launched a strike, Kathmandu and other major cities in the country witnessed a long queue of vehicles at petrol pumps. Just in …

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Flashback: Trilateral Omission

Darn it, they couldn’t let our exhilaration last a little longer. When news broke of the surprise trilateral meeting between the leaders of Nepal, China and India on the sidelines of the Goa BRICS summit, it really felt, well, good, to say the least. Finally, our two closest friends seemed …

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Nepal Army and professionalism

By PR Pradhan Now, we have a new Army Chief Gen. Purnachandra Thapa. He took oath of office and received insignia from President Vidya Bhandary on 9 September amidst a function organised at the President’s Office. The same day he assumed office as the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS). Currently, …

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