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Denial Does Not Halt History

By P. Kharel Of all the people, Kamal Thapa, the deputy prime minister looking after Local Development Ministry, is going saying that the forthcoming local elections were being held for the first time “in 20 years”. It is actually the second time in two decades. Remember the February 2006 municipality …

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China’s expanding global heft: implications for Nepal, India

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: This week just over has been a dramatic one dominated by the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States, against the backdrop of the failure of Pyongyang’s latest missile test following the display of nearly 60 missiles at an eye-popping military parade on Saturday …

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As bad as new

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By Maila Baje When Naya Shakti chief Dr. BaburamBhattarai the other day decried the government of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as the most corrupt in Nepali history, the reproach said more about the state of affairs the accuser finds himself in. Doubtless, Dahal has descended from his furious …

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Boundary walls in Nepal-India borders

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By PR Pradhan A group of Nepali youths in Qatar has launched a campaign to build boundary walls in Nepal-India borders. With the conclusion that due to the open borders, the Indian side has encroached our land and the Indian security force are launching attacks on the Nepali people, the …

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Theory & Practice of Monarchy Restoration

By Prabasi Nepali There is no simple path for the restoration of the Nepalese monarchy. No doubt, it is inextricably connected with the restoration of the Hindu State. As a small country sandwiched between the giant neighbours to the north (nominally atheistic, but tolerant to those practicing religion as long …

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Undiplomatically Yours

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By P. Kharel If anything, the significance of the Eminent Persons Group’s third meeting in Kathmandu earlier this fortnight reiterated the desire/compulsion on part of the two neighbouring countries to discuss the issue of reviewing and revising—or as an extremely remote possibility of even replacing—the 1950 Nepal-India Treaty of Peace …

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Key multiple key signals from Mar-a-Lago

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Key multiple messages have been transmitted by US President Trump during and immediately following his important April 6-7, 2017 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, the former’s luxury home at Palm Beach, Florida. First, Trump’s April 7 decision ordering cruise missile strikes from warships …

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When traitors are in the government

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By PR Pradhan If we are Nepalis by blood, welove Nepal. We love our motherland, we feel proud of our culture, religion, tradition, language etc…But not all of them feel that way. There are some people serving others, who hate our culture, religion, tradition, language etc… those people include some …

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Mandating amity, for heaven’s sake

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By Maila Baje Now, this is getting exasperatingly familiar. Nepal has been struggling eternally to find strategic equilibrium between its two giant neighbors. When complementarities pertaining to India find prominence and Nepal’s relations with its southern neighbor seem to acquire a semblance of steadiness, the Chinese find something somewhere and …

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International Relations & Domestic Constraints

By Prabasi Nepali Brexit Fallout Last Wednesday, the UK gave notice to the European Union (EU)  that it was exiting the organization and the common market. The EU and the UK have two years to wrap up all the questions and problems. However, the path ahead is strewn with obstacles. …

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