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On Off the record

Nepal’s foreign policy in mess

By PR Pradhan What is the foreign policy of the present government, we don’t know. Also, what is the foreign policy of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), we don’t know. All of a sudden CPN co-chairman Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” came to stand in favour of Venezuela’s ruling President …

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Alarming revelation!

By PR Pradhan Last Saturday, I read two articles in two different Nepali broadsheet dailies – Naya Patrika and Annapurna Post. One was recollection on April uprising in 2006 by the then home minister Kamal Thapa, another was demise of Sikkim by Sudhir Sharma former editor of the Kantipur daily. …

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Pamphadevis!

By PR Pradhan If we recall the history of “people’s movement-1” or say 1989 uprising, the agitators, to defame the institution of monarchy, had launched a propaganda campaign against the institution. Different underground newspapers were published for defaming the institution. Some of the propagandas were that the king’s vegetables were …

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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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King Birendra for national sovereignty, peace and development

By PR Pradhan The Nepali people observed the birth anniversary of late King Birendra on 14 Pous (29 December). Nepal is republic nation now and the government doesn’t observe any event recalling King Birendra, yet, patriotic Nepali people remember the contributions made by King Birendra for safeguarding national sovereignty and …

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Prosperous Nepal or prosperous political leaders?

By PR Pradhan When Nepal will become prosperous and the Nepalis will become happy, we don’t know, however, within five years or say by the next elections, all the people’s representatives from ward level to the federal government will surely become prosperous. Forget about organized corruption on which the government …

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Regressive elements?

By PR Pradhan 1 Poush is a very important date in the history of Nepali politics. Some people recall the date as a black day, however, those citizens who have experienced Nepali politics since 1990 political change, never forget to compare the Panchayat era as the golden era for Nepal …

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The country in the hand of hopeless leaders

By PR Pradhan There was a great deal of expectations among the people that the government under the leadership of KP Sharma Oli would make some good contribution for the nation, but their expectations turned negative as Oli is also following the same path of previous prime ministers. Indeed, during …

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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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