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On Off the record

Where lies our priority?

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By PR Pradhan For the first time in the history, the nation’s balance of payment has gone negative. This is an indication of our failed economy. In other words, our foreign currency reserve has declined and it may invite serious financial crisis. Decline in exports, increase in imports by many …

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The two paths towards prosperity!

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By PR Pradhan Every year, we used to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great as the National Unity Day on 27 Pous until 2005. In 2006, the then home minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula, in the government led by Girija Prasad Koirala, to please his foreign …

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Discoursed Nepal

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By PR Pradhan Today is the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great, the founder of modern Nepal. After integration of Nepal, the Great King, in his Divine Counsels had stated, “Now Nepal is the real Hindusthan”. Christians had invaded India, the holy Hindu soil, thus, King Prithivi …

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The best ever constitution!

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By PR Pradhan At the time when the present constitution was promulgated, a section of people didn’t hesitate to define it as the world’s best constitution although we saw a bloody agitation in protest of the constitution. Still, our political leaders are engaged in convincing their foreign bosses for amending …

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Worst days ahead

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PR Pradhan The Secretary in the Federal Affairs Management Ministry has remarked that if he relied on the elected representatives of the local bodies, federalism could fail. It is clear that the ministry which is for successful adoption of federalism, is not satisfied from the performance of the newly elected …

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Economic transformation or daylight loot?

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By PR Pradhan Prime minister in waiting KP Sharma Oli and Maoist supremo Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” and other leaders from UML and Maoist Center are expressing commitment for economic transformation after formation of a stable Left alliance government. They have been expressing commitment for transforming Nepal as a developing nation …

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Elections 2017

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By PR Pradhan The elections for House of Representatives and Province Parliament have become very costly for the Nepali Congress and India as well. India is engaged in micro-management in Nepal and this time also, the Indians had their own candidates to whom the Indian mission here was campaigning for. …

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Of the leaders, by the leaders, for the leaders!

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BY PR Pradhan “Loktnatra” in “new” Nepal is “of the leaders, by the leaders and for the leaders”. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln had used this phrase “Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people”. This phrase didn’t work in the Nepali context …

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Nepal only producing political leaders

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We have 753 local bodies and in future, it may increase. We have seven provinces and it may increase in the future. As per the constitution, there will be 165 directly elected members of parliament and 110 members of parliament elected through proportional system. In the seven provinces, we will …

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The roadmap

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By PR Pradhan The entire country is in election mood. Candidates for the post of House of Representatives and provincial parliament have intensified their election campaign and they are trying their best to please the voters to ensure their victory. In our “loktantra” vote does not come free. Voters believe …

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