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The dynamics of ambiguity

By Maila Baje Above everything else, the surprise agreement between the government and Chandra Kanta Raut, president of the Alliance for Independent Madhesh, must have come as a punch in the gut to Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Okay, not the 11-point agreement per se, perhaps, …

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Immediate response from the VVIPs, VIPs

By PR Pradhan President Bidhya Bhandari left for New York Friday evening. Perhaps, for the first time during such official visits, only one side road was closed for the President’s vehicle and commoners’ vehicles were running in other side of the road from President’s residence to the Tribhuvan International Airport. …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Why shy? Ram Baran, in Annapurna Post’s pullout “Ankoor” last fortnight, said he was recommended for MD study to the Indian city of Chandigarh after serving as BP’s Koirala’s physician. He told the children’s section of the broadsheet daily that Indian leader Chandra Shekhar had come to …

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Hanoi and after, Imran aces Modi and Guaido’s gamble

NEW YORK , NY : After the abrupt collapse of the Hanoi summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un there has been the usual dump of self-congratulatory ‘I told you so’ commentary in political, academic and journalistic circles. Much more noteworthy, however, is that …

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Regional conflict: Indian terrorism in J&K: OIC

N.P. UPADHYAYA “With my heavy heart, I appeal to yours, India that Pakistan is not your enemy. Your enemy is our enemy. How much more blood needs to be spilled before we realize (that) we are fighting the same”. This is what has very freshly been tweeted by yet another …

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It’s still foggy out there

By Maila Baje These days, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba is increasingly worried about the future of democracy in Nepal. It must be a source of immense satisfaction to the former prime minister to be able to turn the tables on his political adversaries. Sure, you could argue that …

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Now Singhadurwar reaches to villages

By PR Pradhan If not forgotten, immediately after promulgation of the present constitution, the then Maoist supremo Pushpakamal Dahal had expressed his happiness saying, “Now, Singhadurwar will reach to all the villages”. Considering the report on corruption and abuse of authority by the local authorities, it seems, Dahal’s dream to …

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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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