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Mid-term elections await, as America split by bitter divisions

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: This initiates a new column, a month after putting to rest my earlier one penned in Kathmandu. As the title suggests, this will contain assorted jottings and ruminations on miscellaneous subjects. Now, let me jump right into what is undeniably the most arresting of …

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Vikings, you are Vikings no more

BY YUG BAHADUR There was a time when the Vikings were a real menace in Europe. They raided many countries including Britain and also secluded place like Iceland and Alaska, as history tells us. History also tells us that the Vikings came from the Nordic countries like Norway, Denmark and …

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Nijgadh airport controversy

The Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry is seeking a green signal from the Forest Ministry to clear the airport area by cutting down the trees in the Nijgadh forest. Since the Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry started the process, protests have been witnessed in social networks as well as in …

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Spice of Life

Institutional evaluation Frustrated by the stagnation in the KP Oli government’s working style, a sizeable section of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is gathering momentum in discussing and evaluating behind closed doors the party’s as well as the government’s performance. Frustration is writ large in their faces, as the two-thirds …

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Recalling Chinese envoy Guohong’s remarks, CPEC and two Koreas

NP Upadhyaya Nepal has now no option left other than to quit the India engineered BIMSTEC Bay of Bengal body with which perhaps Nepal has not even distance relations save the monsoon dark clouds entering Nepal in the rainy season. BIMSTEC has been designed to benefit India and India alone. …

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Rising up from hurt and hubris

By Maila Baje Is Madhav Kumar Nepal’s near-insurrection against K.P. Sharma Oli’s leadership at a time when our prime minister and ruling party chief is abroad an act of cowardice? Or is it a brilliant incursion based on the perfect convergence of time, context and personalities? It’s hard to say. …

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Where is prosperity?

By PR Pradhan “Prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali” is the motto of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). Whether the present government and also the ruling party are committed to fulfill this mission, it is doubtful. The government led by KP Sharma Oli has already completed seven months in office. …

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America Alone — America Divided

BY SHASHI MALLA Trump at the United Nations At the start of his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week, US President Donald Trump thought perhaps that he addressing a joint session of the US Congress and delivering a ‘State of the Union’ speech. Because he immediately …

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