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World Pledges to Save ‘Mother Earth’

By Prabasi Nepali Deadly Bomb Blasts in Kabul: Tense Afghan-Pakistan Relations Last week, a deadly suicide truck bombing in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul lead to over 90 deaths and many hundred injured (including four Nepalese security guards, who have in the meantime been discharged from hospital). These led to …

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Trump hangs tough on ‘America First’ while critics rage

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GAITHERSBURG, MD: Even in a week characterized by a veritable deluge of jaw-dropping politico-diplomatic developments, American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement – focused on the internationally agreed-upon goal of reducing global warming – stands out as particularly attention-grabbing. Indeed, although he resisted …

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Flashback: A memory frozen in time

By Maila Baje When Shailaja Acharya waved that black flag in front of King Mahendra on Democracy Day 1961, she probably had no inkling of the eternalness of her action. Immediately hauled away by a stunned security detachment, Shailaja plunged into politics with a fastness that sent ripples right into …

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Remembering NCCN days

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By PR Pradhan The Nepal Army has aimed to complete the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-Track Road within four years. The present government, following the previous KP Sharma Oli led government’s decision, has decided to construct the fast track road by itself. Earlier, the government led by SushilKoirala had decided to handover this …

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Disharmony Clouds G -7 Summit in Sicily

By Prabasi Nepali On the last lap of his multi-nation foreign trip, US President Donald Trump finally discarded his smiles and adopted a position of resistance to mutual beneficial policies. The G- 7 nations at their summit in Sicily risked unprecedented deadlock as US President Donald Trump resisted pressure to …

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Behind Phase Poll Tales

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By P. Kharel It is a cliché in a minuscule section of the Nepali elite to describe the recent local polls (first phase) as “historic” in that the previous time such an exercise took place was in 1997. And who are to be blamed? Maoists, Nepali Congress and the CPN …

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Takeaways from Trump’s maiden overseas trip

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By MR Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: Launching this new column from the United States, following a month’s hiatus since putting my Kathmandu-datelined ‘Geopolitically Speaking’ column permanently to rest, I believe it appropriate to focus on American President Donald J. Trump’s maiden 9-day diplomatic foray. Trump has returned home to a house …

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How to swap horses midstream (and not)

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By Maila Baje Having overseen the first round of our high-profile local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is all set to hand over the premiership to SherBahadurDeuba this week. Our Maoist chief says he is bound by a power-sharing deal he struck with the Nepali Congress president last …

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Future of RPP

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By PR Pradhan Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) is a party having nationwide network. The two political parties RPP and RPPN, after unification, had emerged as the fourth force in the present parliament. Many well-wishers had expected that in the present local elections, RPP would emerge as the third force. Contrary …

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Nepal-India ‘Sameness’

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By P. Kharel There are some sections in Nepal and India withexaggerated emphasis that the two countries share “sameness” in numerous respects, including the “roti aurbeti” (bread and daughter) ties. Culture, language and religionform part of this “sameness” between the two contiguous neighbours. In many ways, indeed, these are established …

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