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On Off the record

Where is prosperity?

By PR Pradhan “Prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali” is the motto of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). Whether the present government and also the ruling party are committed to fulfill this mission, it is doubtful. The government led by KP Sharma Oli has already completed seven months in office. …

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A failed system

By PR Pradhan We have a government having two-thirds majority, but such a powerful government is virtually visionless and functional. Just last week, when petroleum transportation tanker drivers launched a strike, Kathmandu and other major cities in the country witnessed a long queue of vehicles at petrol pumps. Just in …

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Flashback: Trilateral Omission

Darn it, they couldn’t let our exhilaration last a little longer. When news broke of the surprise trilateral meeting between the leaders of Nepal, China and India on the sidelines of the Goa BRICS summit, it really felt, well, good, to say the least. Finally, our two closest friends seemed …

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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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