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Whether PM Oli will write his name in history?

By PR Pradhan Often Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is found saying he wants to live a meaningful life. This is what he wants to do something as the chief executive of the country. In his last premiership, although it was for eight months or so, he had taken some …

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The Real & Present Danger of Donald J. Trump: Playboy & President

BY PRABASI NEPALI Donald J. Trump demonstrated his unfitness for the high office of the President of the United States (POTUS) right from the very start, beginning with the primaries of the Republican Party. After one year in office, this has become even more in evidence. But at the same …

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Dissecting Delhi’s Diplomacy

BY P. KHAREL More than a fortnight after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s 25-hour visit “without agenda” and “without invitation” to Kathmandu, people continue to discuss it as “untimely”, considering that the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led coalition cabinet was on its way out and the KP Oli-headed CPN (UML)-Maoist Centre …

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Demise of National Trading Limited

By PR Pradhan Very sad! Yet one another government trading house is going to be shut down. The government has decided to close down the National Trading Limited, a government undertaking, which was running in profit until the last days of the panchayat system but became victim of multiparty democracy …

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Dilemmas for U.S. in Korea; for India in the Maldives

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: If the transfer-of-power drama back home continues to be played out in excruciatingly slow motion, other politico-diplomatic stage shows have moved much more rapidly – on the divided Korean peninsula and in the Indian Ocean archipelagic nation of the Maldives. Let me kick-off this …

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Edginess, attitude and course correction

By Maila Baje Restiveness over the style and substance of the unification of Nepal’s two principal communist parties has begun to pervade the Maoist faction. The rank and file there seem to have woken up to what the rest of the country has grasped. This is not unification between two …

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Russia & U.S. Instigate New Arms Race

By Prabasi Nepali Last week, the Trump administration issued a new nuclear arms policy which commits to counter a surge by Russia to modernize its own nuclear forces which is touching off a new kind of nuclear arms race. This according to “The New York Times” “is based less on …

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Of nukes, diplomatic gambits and monarchy’s allure

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: This week’s column proffers a mishmash of a trifecta of themes, from a chronicle of nukes, to Sushma Swaraj’s much-hyped Kathmandu sortie – and monarchy’s lingering allure. Let’s, however, begun in America, with the latest twist to the gripping, never-ending Russian-interference-in-the-American-presidential-election-2016 saga. This is …

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Taking care of tomorrow

BY MAILA BAJE We don’t know who invited her or why she came. Yet from most accounts emanating from her side of the border, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent whirlwind visit to Nepal was a success. The series of ‘group audiences’ Swaraj granted to party leaders during her …

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Be prepared to pay tax in every step

By PR Pradhan Now, federalism has been “successfully” implemented in “new” Nepal. How is our “new” Nepal, perhaps we all know about this better! If one reads newspapers, one can find poor state of our province chiefs and the province parliaments. Ministries are going to be formed in all the …

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