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NC’s Opportunity in Opposition

BY P. KHAREL By any measure, the closing two months of the year 2017 deep down witnessed the Nepali Congress in a terrible distress. Its cultivation of a penchant for downgrading any prospect of a communist government proved to be the chief cause of its undoing. The decisive defeat suffered …

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Trump’s year of chaos and sundry geopolitical gambits

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: With American President Donald Trump completing his first chaotic year in office, there has been a blizzard of commentary directed almost equally toward his persona as to his administration’s achievements and flops. There is such a volume and variety, I can present just a …

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Mergers and acquisitions: Creating value for stakeholders

By Maila Baje Just as the unification of our supreme comrades appeared to have gathered pace, the only communist ex-premier outside the process has likened it to the merger of two banks. K.P. Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the leaders of the Unified Marxist-Leninists (UML) and the Maoist …

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Where lies our priority?

By PR Pradhan For the first time in the history, the nation’s balance of payment has gone negative. This is an indication of our failed economy. In other words, our foreign currency reserve has declined and it may invite serious financial crisis. Decline in exports, increase in imports by many …

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Trump Destroying American Political System

By Prabasi Nepali In his new book, “Its Even Worse Than You Think. What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America”, the US investigative journalist David Cay Johnston chronicles the slow and steady down sliding in the one year of his administration. Trump is characterized as deeply narcissistic and his …

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onstitutional Test On

By P. Kharel What content the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nepal! It is in the throes of experiment even a decade after the sweeping political changes and two Constituent Assemblies, which is an undistinguished world record. Witnessed with increasing intensity and regularity, the series of hiccups in implementing …

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The profound, the profane and the rotten

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Back home, things seem to be unraveling at a serious lick even as the ecstasy of the polls evaporates, replaced by the miasma emanating from the political and judicial realm. Nowhere was this better illustrated than in the hearing on a contempt of court …

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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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