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Of the leaders, by the leaders, for the leaders!

BY PR Pradhan “Loktnatra” in “new” Nepal is “of the leaders, by the leaders and for the leaders”. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln had used this phrase “Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people”. This phrase didn’t work in the Nepali context …

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North Korea Now A Nuclear Power?

By Prabasi Nepali Last week, North Korea tested its third Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), claiming the weapon could land anywhere in the continental United States, with France (also a nuclear power like the UK) saying that Europe was also within striking distance – implying that the entire Western world was …

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Poll Campaign Most Foul

By P. Kharel By any measure, the campaigning in the latest general elections under the two-year old crippled constitution registered the worst in form, content and style in Nepal’s history since 1959. The code of conduct issued and publicised by the Election Commission was reduced to shreds in a mockery …

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Elections: contradictions enmeshed in geopolitical tussle

BY M.R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: As I pen this column, the first phase of Nepal’s two-step elections for seven provincial and one national assembly has been concluded with the next scheduled to be held on December 7. Before proceeding further, recall that these polls represent the very first of …

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Could this be what the Dalai Lama meant?

BY MAILA BAJE The outrage that continues over the Dalai Lama’s recent assertion that Lord Buddha was born in India is understandable. If the Ocean of Wisdom who draws every drop from the Enlightened One’s eternal waters doesn’t have his facts straight on this one, might the Almighty even deign …

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Nepal only producing political leaders

We have 753 local bodies and in future, it may increase. We have seven provinces and it may increase in the future. As per the constitution, there will be 165 directly elected members of parliament and 110 members of parliament elected through proportional system. In the seven provinces, we will …

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Germany at the Crossroads

BY PRABASI NEPALI After the parliamentary elections in September, there were various possibilities to form a new government. Since neither of the bigger parties had a working majority, they had to seek coalition partners. At the outset, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) signaled that it was not interested in continuing …

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Choice: ‘Quislings & authoritarians’

BY P. KHAREL By this day next week we should be able to gauge what happened to which party where, how and how, with the final phase of the two-stage elections to parliament and provincial councils scheduled to be completed next Thursday. The issue is not the holding of the …

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China enters into new era

BY PUSHPA RAJ PRADHAN Chinese President Xi Jinping in his address to the CPC National Congress, has extensively explained about China’s past history, contradictions in development modality, China’s hard work in the past in making China as a second largest economy and challenges for China in the days to come. …

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Dreaming up others’ dreams

BY MAILA BAJE Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is consumed with purveying dreams these days – except they are not his own. At one public function, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) vowed to fulfill the dream of the late strongman of the Nepali Congress, Girija …

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