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Economy heading towards disaster!

By PR Pradhan At a time when the government is preparing for organizing the second investment summit in Kathmandu, Ncell, the country’s largest foreign direct investment (FDI) has been targeted by Nepal Communist Party (Biplav). A bomb was exploded at the Ncell headquarters in Nakkhu, Lalitpur following expulsion of the …

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Government reluctant in catching “big fishes”

BY PR Pradhan Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is repeatedly saying that he will not allow corruption and commission at any levels. He has even said that he will never see the face of those corrupt people. He might have sensed that corruption is not under control but such practices …

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One year of the Oli government

By PR Pradhan The two-thirds majority government led by KP Sharma Oli has completed one year in office. Perhaps tomorrow, the government is going to make public the works done by the government in one year. However, general public are not happy from the performance of the government. They believe, …

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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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