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On Off the record

Defining nationalism

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By PR Pradhan We have been experiencing many odd things in this “loktantrik” “new” Nepal. Those people who are campaigning for splitting the country are freely moving and launching the campaign without any hurdles. Those who are threatening to split the country are regarded as the leader and the government …

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The Prithvi path for Nepal’s prosperity

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By PR Pradhan The leaders of major political parties had planted the plant of poison since they endorsed the 12-point agreement in New Delhi. Since then, the country has suffered a lot. The King restored parliament distributed citizenship certificates to 5.3 million Indians by amending the existing citizenship law. The …

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Pous a significant month

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King Mahendra had introduced partyless Panchayat democracy on 1 Pous 2017 BS (15 December, 1960). After dawn of multiparty democracy on 18 February, 1991, for several years, the country passed through a transitional period. The political parties were unable to perform properly. In result, the then King Mahendra had to …

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A great defeat

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By PR Pardhan The agenda of constituent assembly was not a Nepali agenda. Immediately after dawn of democracy in 1950, India had tried to impose the election of constituent assembly. So far, visionary leaders of that time, after knowing the Indian conspiracy, escaped this design. Once, late Govinda Biyogi, senior …

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How long to sleep?

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By PR Pradhan The Nepali people are in a deep sleep even when enemies are creating conspiracy to capture their own houses. Those slaves of India, who have appeared as our leaders, are initiating conspiracy one after another to make us refugee in our own motherland. How long should we …

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Majority’s voice suppressed in “loktantra”

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By PR Pradhan The political parties observed 20 November as the 10th anniversary of signing of the comprehensive peace agreement. Some Maoist leaders claimed for achieving big things in these past years after endorsement of the Agreement, however, they have failed to identify the achievements. In the past ten years, …

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New avatars of Lhendup Dorji

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By PR Pradhan The present coalition government made by India has started to work in a naked manner in serving the Indian interests. To please the Indians, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal is trying to amend the constitution which was said to be endorsed by above 90 percent of the people’s …

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“Lampasharbad” i.e. total surrender-ism

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By PR Pardhan What is the foreign policy of Nepal, one cannot say so easily. Or, it would be better to say that we don’t have any foreign policy and the foreign policy is guided by the mood of our leaders. We saw many odd things during the visit of …

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In absence of monarchy

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By PR Pradhan In recent two events, former king Gyanendra has expressed his utter dissatisfaction on the attitude of the political leaders. On the occasion of the greatest festival of the Nepali people having Hindu belief, the former King had put forward seven questions to the political actors of the …

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Save the nation!

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By PR Pradhan Political leader, freedom fighter and social worker Dil Bahadur Shrestha is no more with us as he departed for the heavenly journey on 18 September. Nevertheless, we cannot forget things he has done for the nation and he will remain immortal in the history of the nation. …

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