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Unilateralism versus Multilateralism at the United Nations

By Prabasi Nepali UN Secretary-General’s Address to the 72nd General Assembly In his first state-of-the-world report since taking up the stewardship of the United Nations on January 1 of this year, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put “nuclear peril” as the leading threat, warning that “we must not sleepwalk our way into …

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Don’t let them make you feel small, Comrade

By Maila Baje Revolutionary Maoist chairman Mohan Baidya has firmly ruled out the possibility of his party’s merger with the once-formidable mother party, citing lack of ideological affinity with its supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Baidya seemed too indignant to stop there. “Let Dahal and his Maoist Centre merge with the …

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Election or gambling?

By PR Pradhan Elections of the local bodies in No 2 Province were held on 18 September as per schedule. After viewing the local elections in all the provinces, this scribe has reached to the conclusion that days have gone for honest politics as money played a vital role in …

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Genocide of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

By Prabasi Nepali North Korea Escalates Tensions in North-East Asia The US Pacific Command confirmed North Korea launched an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) last Friday. It also said the launch did not pose a threat to the continental US or to the US Pacific territory of Guam (3,400 km …

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Far From The Beautified & The Beatified

By P. Kharel Twenty years have passed, and how the West deals with an issue of the so-called “iconic” and the “good” recurs with presentations bordering on the farcical. On August 31, 1997, the former Princess of Wales, Diana, divorced from the British heir to the throne, was killed in …

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72nd UNGA: Trump makes debut, North Korea major focus

BY M.R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: Penning this on the eve of the opening of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – on Tuesday, September 18 – it is pretty plain that North Korea will be at its very front and centre. Which is, of course, …

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Why Nepal is underdeveloped?

By PR Pradhan A group of senior journalists from Kathmandu, mostly editors, visited China’s two cities – Beijing and Kunming – at the invitation of the All China Journalists Association from 27 August to 2 September. Some of the journalists were visiting China for the first time, thus, they were …

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UN: Myanmar waging “Ethnic Cleansing”

By Prabasi Nepali Exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar Ever since independence from British rule, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has struggled to integrate its various minorities, including the Shan, Karen, Rohingya, Mon, Chin, Kachin and ethnic Chinese. During the British imperial administration, the Muslim Rohingya was the main ethnic group …

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Far From Neighbourly

By P. Kharel India rejects neighbouring Nepal’s 2015 Constitution using its fronts fed, financed and clothed for years. In the course of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s unnecessarily extended five-day “state visit” to India last fortnight, Indian External Affairs Secretary S. Jaishankar, ignoring diplomatic nicety befitting conduct with an independent …

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