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On Off the record

Former King’s contemporary remarks

By PR Pradhan Former King GyanendraBirBikram Shah Dev has once again made strong remarks on the ongoing political situation in the country by drawing public attention. In a brief remarks to the press after receiving Tika from his younger sister SobhaRajyaLaxmion the occasion of BhaiTika on 21 October, the former …

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Yet another political drama

By PR Pradhan The seven democratic parties plus the Maoists had endorsed the 12-point agreement in Delhi to bring “loktantra” in Nepal. Until now, except from the proclamation of the new constitution, the politics in Nepal is guided by the 12-point Delhi agreement. Against seeking approval on promulgation of the …

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Wrong path

By PR Pradhan Read a news report stating that the government has decided to construct buildings for all the local bodies. The report further states that thousands of earthquake victims are compelled to celebrate their Dasain festival in temporary huts even after two years of the devastating earthquake. As the …

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Election or gambling?

By PR Pradhan Elections of the local bodies in No 2 Province were held on 18 September as per schedule. After viewing the local elections in all the provinces, this scribe has reached to the conclusion that days have gone for honest politics as money played a vital role in …

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Why Nepal is underdeveloped?

By PR Pradhan A group of senior journalists from Kathmandu, mostly editors, visited China’s two cities – Beijing and Kunming – at the invitation of the All China Journalists Association from 27 August to 2 September. Some of the journalists were visiting China for the first time, thus, they were …

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Big enemies of Nepal

By PR Pradhan Every time, one question strikes me who are the big enemies of Nepal! Nepal is a heaven as nature has given us a lot, still, Nepal is listed as one of the least developed countries in the globe. Of course, the developed countries try to exploit small …

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Koshi River sorrow of Nepal

When I was a high school student, an important question we had to tackle was why the Koshi River was a sorrow for Bihar. Decades later, the perception has been totally changed as Koshi River has become a sorrow for Nepal. After construction of embankments near the Koshi River by …

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Unfortunate Nepalis!

By PR Pradhan We know that during every rainy season, there are floods/landslides and we witness casualties of the people. As expected, this year also, we witnessed the deaths of hundreds of Nepali citizens in both the hill and Tarai areas due to the landslides and floods. When the local …

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Is developing Nepal possible?

By PR Pradhan We see horrible pictures of our economy. There is corruption and it is difficult to find out any leader or government official who is not corrupt. Prime minister, ministers, leaders of the political parties are so corrupt that they have formulated corruption friendly laws to indulge in …

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The Nepali priority

By PR Pradhan Everyday the local media has been reporting about the horrible scenario of Nepal’s deficit on foreign trade. But what is the government doing to reduce the inclining trade deficit, we are unaware. According to a government data, Nepal’s exports rose by merely 6.35 per cent to Rs …

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