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In U.S., strategic issues overshadowed, not in South Asia

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: A flurry of sticky domestic issues in America has overshadowed strategic concerns, while in our neck of the woods, it is dawning on many the K.P. Sharma Oli-led government could be the precursor to a grim tussle between India and China. The tragic death …

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Talking straight in the shadows

BY MAILA BAJE Chalk one up for cruel candor, if you will. With one word put in vicious context in one interview, Prime Minister K. P. Oli has provoked the Indian commentariat into probing his means, motive and opportunity. In his interview with the South China Morning Post, Oli made …

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Now, Leftists’ Time to Act

BY P. KHAREL Finally, the time of reckoning has arrived for the Left Alliance. With the CPN (UML)-Maoist Centre alliance firmly in power, the Opposition with Nepali Congress at the forefront is set to play spoilsport or laying down its bargaining chips behind the scene. The ruling partners had a …

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Get ready for a serious geopolitical scramble

BY M. R. JOSSE TAMPA, FL: Despite several comment-worthy developments here in the U.S. of A, this week’s column will focus on the goings-on back home hinging on UML chief K.P. Sharma Oli’s installation as Nepal’s chief executive two months after the Left Alliance’s magnificent electoral triumph in the first …

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Change is the only constant

BY MAILA BAJE If Khadga Prasad Oli’s return to the premiership was inevitable after his party’s sturdy performance in last year’s elections, the timing of his ascension appears to have been conveniently crafted. While the ‘China’s gain, India’s pain’ narrative will be assiduously held, New Delhi appears to have ensured …

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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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