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A hundred days of incertitude

BY MAILA BAJE However you want to score the first 100 days of Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli’s second government, you have to admit that the man has not lost his capacity to confound us. Those measuring Oli’s government against his specific election promises will understandably be disappointed. What should …

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A dead Valley

By PR Pradhan Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city which has a rich culture and religious heritages. It is needless to describe the glorious history of the Valley, unfortunately, in the name of modernization and continuous human encroachment, we have destroyed this nature gifted City and the beautiful gifts it …

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*South Korea’s Moon salvages Trump-Kim Summit

*Resurgence in Germany Foreign Policy BY SHASHI MALLA After suddenly axing the proposed US-North Korea summit, US President Donald Trump said last Saturday he was (now) still looking at a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. “We’re doing very well in terms of the …

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Fiends on the Prowl

BY P. KHAREL When the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested former United Nations staff Peter John Dalglish, a 60-year-old Canadian national at Kavre Palanchowk in April, it once again brought into focus the need for a close watch list of also pedophiles on the prowl in Nepal. Dalglish supported rural …

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Unification only for power sharing

By PR Pradhan Chairmen of the newly unified Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) [underline], KP Sharma Oli and Pushpakamal Dahal are sharing much joy after the “historical” unification of the Unified Marxist and Leninist party and the Maoist Center. Understandably, from now onward, Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao are limited within …

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Head fakes and fertile hopes

BY MAILA BAJE You can’t help marveling at our Marxist-Leninist and Maoist comrades. The odds were heavily stacked against unity – ideologically, organizationally and, yes, personally. The drawn-out process almost validated skeptics who considered that promise little more than an electoral ploy. K.P. Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ …

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Way for New Political Equation

BY P. KHAREL With the unification of two major communist parties into Nepal Communist Party on May 17, Nepali politics will not be the same. Fear and desperation in the non-communist quarters could find non-leftist groups compelled to attempt at a political polarisation of new equation to check the communist …

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Communist unity: hopes, apprehensions and competition

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: In my email inbox, there was a terse item from a correspondent mulling whether – upon the amalgamation of the UML and Maoist Centre into the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) – Nepal has become a South Asian ‘North Korea.’ Though I found that notion simplistic, …

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Modi’s ‘Hindu diplomacy’, shades of Tanakpur and all that

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: This new column grants prime cognizance to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just concluded, bizarre two-day visit as it happened, coincidentally enough, soon after yours truly returned home following a year’s absence in the United States. Since much purple prose will inevitably flow on the supposed …

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