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Anarchism in “new” Nepal

By PR Pradhan In a democracy all the organs in the society should be abided by the law of the nation. Perhaps, there is difference between democracy and loktantra, and thus, all the organs are trying to demonstrate themselves above the law. Currently, one media house is trying to defame …

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A World in Disarray: A New Cold War?

BY PRABASI NEPALI The first part of the above heading is the title of a brilliant book by Richard Haass, the president of “The Council on Foreign Relations”. Our world today is increasingly defined by disorder. The rules-based international system seems to be falling apart, i.e. the rules, policies, institutions …

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For Gender Activists’ Attention

BY P. KHAREL A thought-provoking letter by Pooja K.C., carried in the Nepal Samacharpatra daily recently, caught my eyes and attention, with its main theme amply sounded by the heading “violence against women by women”. It is a taboo to pick up this angle especially by women but nevertheless I …

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In U.S., strategic issues overshadowed, not in South Asia

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: A flurry of sticky domestic issues in America has overshadowed strategic concerns, while in our neck of the woods, it is dawning on many the K.P. Sharma Oli-led government could be the precursor to a grim tussle between India and China. The tragic death …

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Talking straight in the shadows

BY MAILA BAJE Chalk one up for cruel candor, if you will. With one word put in vicious context in one interview, Prime Minister K. P. Oli has provoked the Indian commentariat into probing his means, motive and opportunity. In his interview with the South China Morning Post, Oli made …

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Now, Leftists’ Time to Act

BY P. KHAREL Finally, the time of reckoning has arrived for the Left Alliance. With the CPN (UML)-Maoist Centre alliance firmly in power, the Opposition with Nepali Congress at the forefront is set to play spoilsport or laying down its bargaining chips behind the scene. The ruling partners had a …

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Get ready for a serious geopolitical scramble

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Despite several comment-worthy developments here in the U.S. of A, this week’s column will focus on the goings-on back home hinging on UML chief K.P. Sharma Oli’s installation as Nepal’s chief executive two months after the Left Alliance’s magnificent electoral triumph in the first …

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Change is the only constant

BY MAILA BAJE If Khadga Prasad Oli’s return to the premiership was inevitable after his party’s sturdy performance in last year’s elections, the timing of his ascension appears to have been conveniently crafted. While the ‘China’s gain, India’s pain’ narrative will be assiduously held, New Delhi appears to have ensured …

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Whether PM Oli will write his name in history?

By PR Pradhan Often Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is found saying he wants to live a meaningful life. This is what he wants to do something as the chief executive of the country. In his last premiership, although it was for eight months or so, he had taken some …

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