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‘Russia first’, American hero and boundary claims

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ doctrine is roundly reviled in myriad political and academic circles but celebrated in many others. While debate and discussion on that policy mantra will probably continue for long, I believe some thoughts on the theme by Washington Post columnist Michael …

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In Loving Memory

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Late Maj.Gen.  Pradip Pratap Bom Malla, (retd.) [Photo] February  27, July 16, 2017 Pradip Pratap Bom Malla was born in Calcutta in 1951, the youngest of four siblings (three brothers, one sister). His father, Kumar Naresh Bahadur Bom Malla was the son of Chandra Bahadur Bom Malla, the  Raja of …

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Pyongyang threat revisited and turmoil in the Himalayas

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: President Donald Trump is never beyond the spotlight – or out of the periphery of a perfect political storm, as suggested by the bagful of problems set off by the flap created by revelations of his eldest son Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian …

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Dreary dance of the bit players

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By Maila Baje It took less than a year for skeptics of the viability of a reunited Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) to exude a vigorous sense of vindication. Senior leader Pashupati Shamsher Rana has taken strong exception to party chairman Kamal Thapa’s decision to appoint 42 central committee members “without …

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French citizens have chosen an open France

By Yves Carmona I am pleased and honored to celebrate again the French national day in your company in Nepal. On the same national day last year, I told you that the value of fraternity was challenged. Unfortunately, a few hours later, a cruel act of terrorism in France confirmed …

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Desperate stories

By PR Pradhan Nepal is very rich in natural resources, but the Nepalis are very poor as they have failed to harness the nation’s natural resources. According to Dr Mahesh Kumar Maskey, Nepal’s former ambassador to China, the Chinese people believe that the Nepalis are sleeping on golden beds but …

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Diplomatic Solution to Persian Gulf Conflict?

By Prabasi Nepali US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had talks with foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and its three Arab allies (Egypt, Bahrain, UAE/United Arab Emirates) in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah last Wednesday over how to end the over one month conflict with Qatar (all states …

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Lessons from Darjeeling

By P. Kharel Ten political parties in the Darjeeling region of India’s West Bengal state last month joined hands to set forth their common agenda: Darjeeling first and foremost. Protests erupted in the wake of the Banerjee state government that decreed that Bengali language be made compulsory at schools. At …

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Tibet sanguinity in the Sikkim missive?

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By Maila Baje If the Indians seem to be shrugging off China’s latest threat to support Sikkim’s independence against the backdrop of growing tensions on their Himalayan frontier, they have good reason. Admittedly, the former Himalayan kingdom was incorporated into the Indian union through a series of highly underhanded maneuvers. …

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Just a dream

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By PR Pradhan Kulman Ghishing, managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority, speaking at an interaction programme in Ramechhap on Saturday said that Nepal can generate 25 thousand MW electricity just from the Saptakoshi Corridor. Quoting a survey conducted by JICA in 1985, Ghishing informed that the report has shown the …

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