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Talking up the threat to democracy

By Maila Baje When Sher Bahadur Deuba starts saying democracy is in trouble, well, that is saying something. Never denounced as a dictator, the Nepali Congress president has been accused of facilitating despotism. In a political milieu so mesmerized by repetitions of history, critics often portrayed Deuba as the latter-day …

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Pamphadevis!

By PR Pradhan If we recall the history of “people’s movement-1” or say 1989 uprising, the agitators, to defame the institution of monarchy, had launched a propaganda campaign against the institution. Different underground newspapers were published for defaming the institution. Some of the propagandas were that the king’s vegetables were …

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The Case for Impeaching Trump

BY SHASHI MALLA There are now serious concerns about President Donald J. Trump as a person and his fitness for the high office of the President of the United States (POTUS). The highly respected daily newspaper The Washington Post has argued that it is high time to start impeachment proceedings. …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Former President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav plans to offer his time to medical practice on a regular basis for an hour. By all means, do it. But he would be doing no less significant service if he refused to take state facilities accorded a former head of …

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Upheaval in U.S., a Chinese enigma, and more revelations

    By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: President Donald Trump faces a prolonged battle for political survival, even as the partial shutdown surpasses the 1995 record of 21 days affecting an estimated 800,000 federal employees. With Trump still digging in on his demand for funding for a wall on the …

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What’s going on upstairs?

By Maila Baje He wants to do something good for Nepal for a decade and ‘go upstairs’. At one go, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has sought to silence the term-limits crowd and shore up the standing of his profession. If he succeeds, it would be a heck of an accomplishment. …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Failed team Convener of a government appointed team Som Prasad Pandey on December 27 indirectly admitted failure to bring the dozens of underground groups who refuse to join the national political mainstream and threaten to resort to militant tactics. The panel comes with an amusing conclusion that …

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Uncertain, chaotic start to 2019 and potent revelations

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: The new year has opened on an uncertain note. As much is underscored by futile ongoing negotiations over ending the partial shutdown of government – in its third week – sparked by President Donald Trump’s demand for $ 5.7 billion for funding for building a …

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