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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Backdoor entry Is anyone indispensable in Nepali politics? Well, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) seems to think so of its leaders. Bam Dev Gautam lost last year’s elections in which his organisation won an impressive majority. To nurse his desperate search for being aboard the parliament, he is …

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Spice of Life

By P Kharel Gender sensitive British At long last, the British are beginning to show interest in being gender sensitive in their armed forces. They have just announced that Nepali women would be eligible for recruitment in the British army, starting from 2020. But there are many a step between …

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The weight on our premier in waiting

By Maila Baje If Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is delighting in his status as prime minister in waiting, he’s also demonstrating an impassioned longing for the job. Ever since the unification of his Maoist stream with the Marxist-Leninists to create the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Dahal has found himself in …

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Tribute to Manujbabu Mishra

By PR Pradhan Senior artist and literate Manojbabu Mishra is no more. Late Mishra was one among the respected heroes for me. He was popular for his fine arts and other talents. Besides, he was a patriotic person who was always conscious on the nation’s sovereignty and independence. May be …

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United States/Iran: Trump Indulges His ‘Sanctions Mania’

BY SHASHI MALLA Iran today is one of the most powerful nations in West Asia/Middle East. It is also scientifically and technologically quite advanced that it could become a nuclear power within a year. Ever since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it has been opposed by the United States internationally. …

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From Strait of Hormuz to South China Sea and Assam

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Seminal, if yet incipient, geopolitical developments are taking shape on the America-Iran chessboard, with the strategic waterway – the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian/Arab Gulf – constituting a key element of that narrative. Though attention to the fraught Washington-Tehran relationship had been directed in this …

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