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U.S.-China competition acquires growing salience

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: The ripple effects of ratcheting global competition between the United States and China seem not just increasingly manifest but obliging them to construct alliances to neutralize the other power. Policy wonks back home must urgently monitor the dynamics of this phenomenon to design a …

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Desperate scenario

By PR Pradhan How is the nation functioning, it is astonishing to know. The Nepal Airlines Corporation was almost out of aircraft. Of late, the Corporation purchased two narrow body aircrafts and further added two wide body aircrafts. The process of buying the two wide body aircrafts was started two …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Politics of profits Industrial districts were one of the key features of the bad old partyless panchayat decades. The concept behind them seems to have been retained by successive regimes during the “democratic” period and now the “loktantrik” years, even as the rulers relentlessly make a mess …

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All together now?

By Maila Baje If a single garland strung across the necks of our three preeminent Koiralas is what it takes to start talking about reviving the Nepali Congress, we’ll take it. The individual ambitions of Shashank, Shekhar and Sujata Koirala to don the dynastic crown Girija Prasad Koirala left behind …

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Economy under deathtrap

By PR Pradhan The country’s balance of payment scenario has become negative and the negative situation is further increasing. This is the indication that our economy is heading towards a negative path. Also, this is an indication that the foreign currency reserve ratio is declining as we are spending very …

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Fallout of Barbaric Saudi Journalist Murder US Middle East Policy in Tatters

BY SHASHI MALLA In the latest development in the ongoing international affair of the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has definitively concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (also known as “MBS”) ordered the assassination in the Saudi Consulate-General in Istanbul. …

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Spice of Life

P. Kharel Free for all Intra- as well as inter-party free-for-all criticisms are the staple of many a senior member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress plus several others groups, including Madhes-based parties and Rastriya Prajatantra Parties. Having performed poorly at all levels …

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