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The fraternity begins to fight back

BY MAILA BAJE The latest whirlwind involving Dr. Govinda K.C. and Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli marks a critical turning point. Our political fraternity, long fed up with pinpricks from what it considers the periphery, has decided to speak out. Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist leader K.P. Oli used his customary …

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The two paths towards prosperity!

By PR Pradhan Every year, we used to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great as the National Unity Day on 27 Pous until 2005. In 2006, the then home minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula, in the government led by Girija Prasad Koirala, to please his foreign …

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Trump Maligns Pakistan & Other Nations End of the Strategic Partnership?

BY PRABASI NEPALI US President Trump’s administration has announced the suspension of about US Dollar 2 billion in security aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan – officially a US ally and strategic partner – over accusations that the country is playing a double game in Afghanistan since decades. Islamabad has denied this …

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First Step to Serious Correction

BY P. KHAREL So the “loktanrtik” rulers finally bowed to public pressure last week to resume marking Prithvi Jayanti as national unity day after a shocking interruption of a full decade. That the very founder of the nation unified, who unified more than four dozen principalities into a single state …

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US’s credibility increasingly at risk

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Though this week’s write-up will focus on US foreign policy under President Donald Trump, mention must be made to the disarray infusing and infecting the body politic back home. NO SILVER BULLET I cannot but remind readers of his column in November entitled: “Panacea, …

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Why rock the boat(s) when you don’t want to swim?

BY MAILA BAJE As the unification/power ritual deepens on our theoretically triumphant left, the Nepali Congress-led government is exhibiting fewer signs of having been beaten. The Maoist Center, the putative half of those so eager to push Nepal’s red-hued rejuvenation, still holds on to ministerial berths although its representatives have …

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Discoursed Nepal

By PR Pradhan Today is the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah the Great, the founder of modern Nepal. After integration of Nepal, the Great King, in his Divine Counsels had stated, “Now Nepal is the real Hindusthan”. Christians had invaded India, the holy Hindu soil, thus, King Prithivi …

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Iranian Revolt Against Theocratic Rule

BY PRABASI NEPALI Iran can be said to be a theocratic state, since the clerics and above all the ‘Ayatollahs’ have a large say in the day to day affairs of the state. It cannot also be called a fully democratic state, since the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei can overrule …

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Don’t Delay Delivery Any More

BY P. KHAREL With the communist combine of Khadga Prasad Oli’s UML and Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Maoist Centre bound for the helm of the state affairs, a quick flashback should be in order for what led to the present which in turn might face in the ensuing times. Governing is …

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Political stability, tranquility likely to be elusive

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Reading the tea leaves entering the new year 2018, it appears that political stability and tranquility in Nepal – and in the wider world – will prove elusive. Though the process of constituting the Upper House has finally and reluctantly been initiated, the foot-dragging …

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