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North Korea dominates headlines as world holds its breath

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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

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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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Rot Digs In Too Deep

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By P. Kharel In an incriminating report presented by a probe committee on August 8, officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are found involved in activity that spawn human trafficking in Gulf countries. An on-site report of the sub-committee formed by the International Relations and Labour Committee of the …

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The US’s longest war and divisiveness in America

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BY M.R. JOSSE NEW YORK, NY: Last week, I briefly referred to American President Donald Trump’s recent resolution to soldier on in Afghanistan, where the US has been enmeshed in a deadly conflict. That began shortly after al-Qaida’s September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America, hatched in that country. LONGEST …

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Koshi River sorrow of Nepal

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When I was a high school student, an important question we had to tackle was why the Koshi River was a sorrow for Bihar. Decades later, the perception has been totally changed as Koshi River has become a sorrow for Nepal. After construction of embankments near the Koshi River by …

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Indian Dams Causing Death & Destruction Through Floods

By Prabasi Nepali Indian Dams & Embankments Causing Death & Destruction through Floods India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba last Friday and expressed deep grief over the loss of life and property due to recent floods and landslides. Modi also pledged to provide Rs 250 …

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Dubious Deal Doesn’t Deliver

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By P. Kharel Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in his abrupt second innings as prime minister, was doomed to fail by the course he took to secure power. Eventually, he proved to be a pathetic cropper. This was amply indicated by the manner in which his own Maoist Centre members, at their …

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India: heed geo-political realities, eschew recklessness

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: Though the past week has been a most eventful and dramatic one here in America – and a tragic period in Barcelona, Spain – this column will deal with matters closer to home, especially as one feels that not enough in-depth attention has been focused …

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