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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Talent rediscovered Nirmal Kumar Acharya, former editor in chief of Gorkhapatra daily, has several books in Nepali to his credit, including those on first Nepalese women and 101 first Nepalese women. He is among the very few former editors who write for newspapers regularly and also author …

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Venezuela teeters on edge while Saudi Arabia looks east

By M.R. Josse NEW YORK, NY: The recent cascade of telling developments vis-à-vis Venezuela cumulatively suggests that a tipping point is imminent – even the drastic possibility of external military intervention to unseat de facto Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro! Juan Guiado, recognized as the legitimate ruler of Venezuela by dozens …

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Hospital halt

By P. Kharel Hospital halt A section within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) got chagrined by medical doctors protesting against the new regulations concerning their terms of employment, transfer and other issues they consider vital to their craft and career. The new arrangement seeks to synchronise with the federal …

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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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Germany’s & Europe’s Security Challenges in the Trump Era

BY SHASHI MALLA There is widespread perception among intellectuals, academics and media pundits that US President Donald Trump is endangering the world order. The trans-Atlantic alliance has been crucially debilitated, and Europe must now fashion new processes and construct security structures. German Establishment Perspective Wolfgang Ischinger, 72, has 40 years …

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Don’t pretend it’s not your fault

By Maila Baje It’s easy to understand how saddened Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ might be at the country’s political plight. Your average Nepali feels far worse. And it’s because of declarations like the one Dahal attached to his lamentation at the inauguration of a food and vegetables wholesale mart …

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Trump sticks to his guns; abroad, influence, prestige wanes

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: Expectedly, President Donald Trump steered clear of precipitating another partial shutdown of government. However, he stuck to his guns on his threat to declare a national emergency to fund a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border, sans Congressional approval. Trump stratagem is to use already-approved, unutilized …

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