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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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Monster hurricane Irma, disputes in South Asia

BY M.R. JOSSE NEW YORK, N.Y: Monster hurricane Irma that lashed both coasts of Florida with winds near 130 mph on Sunday, September 10, marked for the first time that two massive storms – the other being Harvey mentioned briefly last week – that powerfully targeted the United States in …

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Some things seem like they are just made to last

By Maila Baje The fell as scattered across the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) factions just can’t stop twirling to their own tunes. Here we have the Chinese doubting the depth of our commitment to the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indians deliberating how far we have slipped out of …

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Massacre in Myanmar

By Prabasi Nepali Myanmar/Rakhine State: Horrific Humanitarian Crisis The Rohingya in Rakhine State in north-eastern Myanmar (former Burma), have been branded as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. They have been mostly denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which has many other ethnic minorities. In the continuing period of violence, 40,000 Rohingya …

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India’s Independence And After

By P. Kharel As India marked its 70 years of independence August 15, one particular event kept recurring fresh in this scribe’s mind. Perhaps no single event in the Republic of India has inspired so many books and written works as has the infamous Emergency rule that Indira Gandhi imposed …

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North Korea dominates headlines as world holds its breath

BY M.R. JOSSE BOSTON, MA: Though there has been no dearth of momentous events lately, anxieties triggered by North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on September 3 – the second this year – have overshadowed them all. Among such happenings are those associated with Hurricane Harvey, a tragedy for untold thousands …

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Sell-out or buy-in?

By Maila Baje Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba probably expected the ‘sell-out’ slur well before he delivered his constitutional amendment assurance at the joint news conference with his host, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi the other day. If not the constitution, our premier’s critics would have found something else to …

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Big enemies of Nepal

By PR Pradhan Every time, one question strikes me who are the big enemies of Nepal! Nepal is a heaven as nature has given us a lot, still, Nepal is listed as one of the least developed countries in the globe. Of course, the developed countries try to exploit small …

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Yemen: Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis

By Prabasi Nepali The civil war between the North and South in Yemen rages on and now even a cholera epidemic has broken out ravaging the war-torn country. Over the past two years, more than 10,000 people have been killed and three million displaced amid the Saudi-led coalition’s relentless air …

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