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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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Catalonia Secedes from Spain: Unprecedented Political Crisis

By Prabasi Nepali Last Friday, the parliament of the autonomous north-eastern state of Catalonia voted to declare independence from Spain. A motion to declare Catalonia a “republic” was passed with only 70 votes out of 135 in the regional parliament, where pro-secessionists hold sway. As an immediate reaction, the Spanish …

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‘Social Service’ & INGOs

By P. Kharel UML’s senior leader Bam Dev Gautam recently stood against the right to “reject” because “NGOs could play” against Nepalis. What is to be acknowledged is the growing dissatisfaction over the way rich Western nations fund and field agencies in the garb of non-governmental organisations mobilised to foment …

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