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Spice of Life

B y P. Kharel Painful Press presentation Bits of inside information keep flowing from the Prime Minister KP Oli’s China visit in June. His lieutenants wore a long look when its official photographer to Beijing lost his ID card and could not enter the premier’s brief meeting with Chinese President …

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Trump’s blitzkrieg diplomacy: downside and upside

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Last week, this column argued that America, under President Donald Trump, continued to annoy and flummox friends and foes while maintaining her global status as being far too important to ignore. On the eve of his July 16 Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – …

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Political upheavals may grip Nepal; PM Oli may land in trouble soon

By NP Upadhdhya Indian Academician Brahma Chellany recently suggested his own government in Delhi that “India would do well if she asks for an apology from Nepal for all of its past blunders that New Delhi committed on the tiny Himalayan “sovereign” nation” in the past. Perhaps he was talking …

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All worked up by works in progress

By Maila Baje If reality is a work in progress, our polity surely encapsulates the perpetuity of the process. With too many experiments going on at the same time – in parallel as well as in conflict – every appearance of arrival only advances our destination. After plodding on for …

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Nepal still an underdeveloped country

By PR Pradhan When political leaders dance to the tune of foreigners and intellectuals run behind the INGO funds, then it is sure, the country and people will suffer. The same has happened in Nepal. Just recently, Bangladesh, a youngest country in South Asia, celebrated the event of upgrading the …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P. Kharel Awaiting change Economic woes won’t agree to “Let bygones be bygones”. It never did in history nor will it now or ever. Oligarchy is what we are suffering—economic, political and intellectual—polarises as Nepalis engage in outright partisan lines with almost inimical intensity whenever an opportunity arrives from …

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Trump’s America irritates, baffles but still dominates

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: According to J. Bradford Delong, a Western commentator, America under President Donald Trump is a “loser.” He maintains, categorically, that “it is already clear that the American century ended on November 8, 2016” when Trump was sworn in as US president. At that precise moment, he …

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Will China meet India in Nepal?

By NP Upadhdhya Professor Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He once wrote that, as far as I could recollect, in a democracy, the citizens enjoy two meals a day and …

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Monarchy as a symbol of unity

By PR Pradhan Nepalgunj, which is a business hub in Western Nepal, had turned into a colourful city along with celebrations of former King Gyanendra’s 72nd birthday on Saturday, 7 July. This year, the former King along with the entire members of the Royal Family had reached Nepalgunj to celebrate …

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