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On Off the record

The Tarai agenda

In the recent past, vice chairman BhimRawalof the UML party had shared one information that he had received a report about the Patna meeting that was attended by the leaders of the Tarai based parties, who are demanding amendment of the constitution; those who are campaigning for a separate Madheshstate; …

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Daylight loot in “loktantra”!

By PR Pradhan “Loktantra” has become synonymous of corruption, commission, bad governance, among others. It seems, the political leaders don’t go to the government to serve the nation but they go to the government to destroy the nation. In the last 11 years of “loktantra”, Nepal is going down in …

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Hope within a hopeless scenario

By PR Pradhan The birth anniversary of Lord Shiva, popularly known as Shivaratri is being observed as the Army Day by the Nepal Army. This year also, the Nepal Army observed the day by organizing different programmes. Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Gen Rajendra Chhetri, addressing a special programme at …

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Downgrading of Nepal

By PR Pradhan Whether the Maoist insurgency was for the betterment of Nepal or it was initiated to finish Nepal, this is a debatablequestion of the day. On 1 Falgun (12 February,) the Maoists divided into four different political parties now, observed its 22nd“people’s war day” by organizing talk programmes …

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Let all the Nepalis return to the motherland

By PR Pradhan After emergence of Donald Trump as the president of the US, the only super power in the globe, the entire world has been strongly jolted. Will he be able to establish new world order or will he keep the US aloof from the entire world, only time …

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“Supreme” leaders’ actual size

By PR Pradhan On Sunday, we observed Martyrs’ Day. The Day has been devalued as the political leaders have declared their workers – even those who died in accidents – as martyrs. This is unfortunate that from such a practice, the height of the real martyrs has been decreased. Alas, …

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Critical scenario

The leaders of the major three parties claim that above 90 percent of the people’s representatives had endorsed the present constitution, commoners have not been able to take ownership on the constitution. Although the very leaders are saying that this is the first time in the history of the country …

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The holiday episode

By PR Pradhan In spite of the government efforts to overshadow the contribution of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great, the entire nation observed his birth anniversary on 11 January with great fanfare. In spite of pressures from RPP leaders and also NC and UML leaders, the government headed by …

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What are the achievements?

By PR Pradhan These days, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal is repeatedly saying that if the constitution is not amended, there is threat of losing the achievements. What achievements have we made and what are we going to lose, I am confused. Is rampant foreign interference in our domestic affairs an …

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Defining nationalism

By PR Pradhan We have been experiencing many odd things in this “loktantrik” “new” Nepal. Those people who are campaigning for splitting the country are freely moving and launching the campaign without any hurdles. Those who are threatening to split the country are regarded as the leader and the government …

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