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On Off the record

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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BIMSTEC or by mistake!

By PR Pradhan How friendly are our leaders and particularly those ministers, aides of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Oli himself with the social networks and media, we are unable to understand. If they would have visited social network sites, at least they could know the public reaction against …

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On the eve of BIMSTEC summit

By PR Pradhan Where is Vidyasunder Shakya, mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolis City, we have not seen him since we casted our votes for him during the last local election. What has happened to his election commitments, we don’t know. We just see potholes in the roads, muddy during the …

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Prosperity or poverty?

  By PR Pradhan One can never achieve any goal by walking towards the negative direction. The government is giving the slogan of “prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis”, but in action, no effort has been seen to make Nepal prosperous and make the Nepali people happy. The government is encouraged …

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Tribute to Manujbabu Mishra

By PR Pradhan Senior artist and literate Manojbabu Mishra is no more. Late Mishra was one among the respected heroes for me. He was popular for his fine arts and other talents. Besides, he was a patriotic person who was always conscious on the nation’s sovereignty and independence. May be …

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Qualification of judges

By PR Pradhan Many things have been surfaced and many rumours have been heard since the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee rejected the recommendation to assign acting chief justice Dipakraj Joshi to the post of chief justice. How politics has spoiled our independent judiciary, Joshi’s case is just an example. Today, …

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What went wrong with Nepal?

By PR Pradhan The present day leaders never become tired from deploring the panchayat days as “dark era” in the history. Always, they are trying to project King Mahendra and King Birendra as autocratic rulers by over-shadowing their contribution to the nation. However, compared to the political system that we …

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Nepal still an underdeveloped country

By PR Pradhan When political leaders dance to the tune of foreigners and intellectuals run behind the INGO funds, then it is sure, the country and people will suffer. The same has happened in Nepal. Just recently, Bangladesh, a youngest country in South Asia, celebrated the event of upgrading the …

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Monarchy as a symbol of unity

By PR Pradhan Nepalgunj, which is a business hub in Western Nepal, had turned into a colourful city along with celebrations of former King Gyanendra’s 72nd birthday on Saturday, 7 July. This year, the former King along with the entire members of the Royal Family had reached Nepalgunj to celebrate …

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Economic prosperity through mixed economy

By PR Pradhan Former ambassador to China, Dr Mahesh Maske, in his article in the Annapurna Post vernacular daily, has cited on China’s economic prosperity through a mixed economy. A mixed economy is not a new phenomenon for Nepal as the erstwhile Panchayat system had adopted a mixed economy, or …

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