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On Off the record

A little hope with the Nepal Army

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By PR Pradhan Nepal is a country with enough natural resources, potential in tourism, hydropower potential, fertile land and so on and so forth. Nepal is located between two big nations, and thus it has a strategic geopolitical significance. Therefore, although being a tiny country, Nepal is an important venue …

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Indian media’s misleading reports

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By PR Pradhan The Indian television networks are creating a false propaganda instead of giving the fact about Nepal. Last week, Indian television network Aaj Tak reported that the Nepali people started to stay in Darjeeling only after the British rulers planted tea in the area. The report claims that …

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The other side of the coin

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By PR Pradhan These days, a section of the media, known to be close to the West, or say funded by some of the Western countries, is trying to project ex-chief justice of the Supreme Court as a hero. Similarly, the very section of media is projecting Ranju Darshana, a …

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Royal Palace bloodbath: A mystery

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By PR  Pradhan 1 June 2001 evening is known as the black day in the history of Nepal in which the entire family of King Birendra was killed. Even after 16 years of the horrifying murder of the Royal Family, the incident is still a mystery. Of course, Crown Prince …

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Remembering NCCN days

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By PR Pradhan The Nepal Army has aimed to complete the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-Track Road within four years. The present government, following the previous KP Sharma Oli led government’s decision, has decided to construct the fast track road by itself. Earlier, the government led by SushilKoirala had decided to handover this …

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Future of RPP

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By PR Pradhan Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) is a party having nationwide network. The two political parties RPP and RPPN, after unification, had emerged as the fourth force in the present parliament. Many well-wishers had expected that in the present local elections, RPP would emerge as the third force. Contrary …

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Yes, this is “loktantra”

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By PR Pradhan The impeachment motion against Supreme Court Chief Justice Sushila Karki and the Supreme Court verdict against the impeachment motion and reinstatement of CJ Karki demonstrate a serious battle between the executive and judiciary, which is quite unfortunate. These two events can be taken as evidence that the …

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Nation should not be defeated

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By PR Pradhan We will remain as a Nepali only if the country remains. We can draft many constitutions if we will have a nation; we can go for many elections if the nation will remain. But in the name of “loktantra” or institutionalization of the “historic achievements”, we should …

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What could be Nepal’s foreign policy?

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By PR Pradhan Our foreign minister has formed a taskforce to formulate Nepal’s foreign policy. It seems, Nepal had no foreign policy in the past and thus the minister is in a hurry to draft a foreign policy for the country! Earlier too, when MahendraPandey was the foreign minister, he …

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Hoodwinking to China?

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It has become very clear that the present Maoist Center and Nepali Congress government was formed to curb the agreements between Nepal and China on mutual cooperation. The previous government led by KP Sharma Oli had signed ten important agreements with China. They include agreements on trade and transportation; import …

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