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Nepal still an underdeveloped country

By PR Pradhan When political leaders dance to the tune of foreigners and intellectuals run behind the INGO funds, then it is sure, the country and people will suffer. The same has happened in Nepal. Just recently, Bangladesh, a youngest country in South Asia, celebrated the event of upgrading the …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P. Kharel Awaiting change Economic woes won’t agree to “Let bygones be bygones”. It never did in history nor will it now or ever. Oligarchy is what we are suffering—economic, political and intellectual—polarises as Nepalis engage in outright partisan lines with almost inimical intensity whenever an opportunity arrives from …

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Trump’s America irritates, baffles but still dominates

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: According to J. Bradford Delong, a Western commentator, America under President Donald Trump is a “loser.” He maintains, categorically, that “it is already clear that the American century ended on November 8, 2016” when Trump was sworn in as US president. At that precise moment, he …

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Will China meet India in Nepal?

By NP Upadhdhya Professor Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He once wrote that, as far as I could recollect, in a democracy, the citizens enjoy two meals a day and …

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Monarchy as a symbol of unity

By PR Pradhan Nepalgunj, which is a business hub in Western Nepal, had turned into a colourful city along with celebrations of former King Gyanendra’s 72nd birthday on Saturday, 7 July. This year, the former King along with the entire members of the Royal Family had reached Nepalgunj to celebrate …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P. Kharel Born to be Led Sandeep Lamichhane as a bowler making his debut in the IPL cricket in India made a brilliant presence, with a haul of five wickets in three matches with an impressive record in May 2018. But it is only when foreigners identify or crown …

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Awaiting Helsinki – and 1950 Treaty on the mind

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU:  The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations has after nine presumably fecund meetings in Kathmandu and New Delhi spread languidly over two years concluded its mission. Yet, none of us are any wiser about what its stellar achievements might be! The world has been informed …

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