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Anubhav Ra Anubhuti

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(Jeevan Yatraka Aitihasik Mod) By Dayaram Bhakta Mathema Pub. Daya Foundation Kathmandu Price: Rs 600/- Last week saw a review of  Rewati Raman Khanal’s  autobiography with the same title in this paper. Mathema’s book  is yet another autographical account of  his life’s experience and conclusions also largely related to the …

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Prachanda’s formula and Nepal’s future

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In a successful democracy, the people elect leaders having vision and the political parties perform in a democratic manner. In this regard, Nepal is considered as a country having a very unsuccessful democracy.  Democracy has become unsuccessful because there are leaders who have no vision and no programmes to uplift …

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Sino-Indian rivalry: Alive and Well!

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Despite reports of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China for a G-20 summit later this month and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled travel plans to India for a BRICS conclave in October, the bilateral relationship is hardly as smooth as silk. That is evident …

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Is India heading toward alliance with US?

The US and India are expected to sign a logistics agreement which allows both sides access to each other’s military facilities for refueling and replenishment. Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has departed on a visit to the US and will sign this historic pact with his US counterpart Ashton Carter. …

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Hopes from south

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By PR Pradhan CPN Maoist Center supremo Pushpakamal Dahal is the Prime Minister for nine months. It is clear that Dahal can do nothing within the given nine months. Even after three weeks, Dahal was unable to give complete shape to his cabinet. There is serious dispute within the NC …

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Running in circles around overlapping spheres

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By Maila Baje Who would’ve really thought the Indian and Chinese presidents one day would be vying with each other so feverishly to visit Nepal first. Okay, neither Pranab Mukherjee nor Xi Jinping seems that desperate. But you get the drift. Watch for what is said as well as what …

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U.S. Presidential Election : Campaigns Reach Critical Mass

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla Both the Republican and Democratic election campaigns have now reached a frenzied pitch of electioneering in all the states of the union. After a series of self-inflicted wounds by the Republican candidate Donald J. Trump, his campaign is attempting to calm the troubled waters and vociferously …

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Is India’s next target Balochistan?

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Addressing the nation on 15 August from Red Fort, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of glorifying terrorism and threatened to aid and assist in the liberation not only of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, including Gilgit and Baltistan, but also her province of Balochistan. Gautam Mukherjee in …

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Is it adjournment or abandonment on the right?

By Maila Baje Where does the unification effort between the two factions of the right-of-center Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) stand today? RPP chairman Pashupati Shamsher Rana insists that the amalgamation announcement set for August 9 could not take place because of the parties’ failure to agree on ‘balance of power’. …

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“Loktantra” has failed

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By PR Pradhan The leaders of the day have already felt that the present constitution is non-functional and it has already failed. If recalled, Baburam Bhattarai and Krishna Shitaula were much active in writing the constitution. Today, Bhattarai is saying that the issue of demarcation of the boundaries of the …

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