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Trump’s East Asian tour: coming to terms with reality

By M.R. Josse NEW YORK, NY: By the time this is published, American President Donald Trump will have returned to Washington after a hectic 12-day, five-nation tour through East Asia having taking in three important bilateral visits – Japan, South Korea and China – and two regional summits – in …

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Anarchy in Bureaucracy

  By P. Kharel Bureaucracy in Nepal has always been the subject of public criticism. Thing have aggravated for from bad to worse since the early 1990s after the restoration of multiparty polity to the present “loktantrik” times introduced since the spring of 2006. According to press reports last week, …

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Trump’s Asia Swing: Recognizes China as an Equal Super-Power

By Prabasi Nepali US President Donald Trump has finally completed the last lap of his marathon 13-day, 5-nation tour of East and South-East Asia, and the United States and the world at large have breathed a sigh of relief that nothing untoward has happened in the crisis-laden region. Surprisingly, it …

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A spectacle worth seeing

By Maila Baje If you are still struggling to recover from the sheer suddenness of the leftist alliance forged over Dasain, the spectacle across the political spectrum since should help to cheer you up. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has advised the Nepali Congress to …

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End of transitional phase?

By PR Pradhan Leaders are continuously saying that elections of the provincial parliament and federal parliament elections, the constitution will complete its course and “loktantra” is going to be institutionalized. The leaders are saying that the elections will end the era of chaos and the era of economic development will …

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Merchants of Electoral Mandate

By P. Kharel In the 1960 election campaign, John F. Kennedy was criticised as being a millionaire without empathy for the welfare of others, and hence not fit to become the president of the United States. Kennedy, however, managed to breast past the race to the Oval Office. Things have …

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Trump’s East Asia foray a diplomatic minefield

By M.R. Josse NEW YORK, NY: Understandably, American President Donald Trump’s current 12-day, 5-nation East Asia journey has received intense global attention given that his geopolitical hopscotch is the most significant of his presidency. At the time of writing, he is in Japan; thereafter, he will visit South Korea and …

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Finding a place between haughtiness and hopelessness

By Maila Baje Maoist Center chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s taunts and gibes to the Nepali Congress seem to be troubling quite a few prominent members of our senior ruling party. The leftist alliance so suddenly sprung upon the nation amid the Dasain festivities has given an opportunity to the Nepali …

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Behind the Left alliance

By PR Pradhan The National Christian Society Unity Center Nepal has publicly requested to all the Christians in Nepal to vote for the Left alliance in the direct elections and to vote for the Maoist Center in the proportional elections in the upcoming provincial and federal parliament elections to ensure …

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