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Intriguing silence, the Hamburg conclave and seven predictions

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: In keeping with my affirmation to attempt a fuller assessment of the recent two-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States, I have no hesitation in stating that it was a damp squib. As much was underlined in that India’s core …

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A little hope with the Nepal Army

By PR Pradhan Nepal is a country with enough natural resources, potential in tourism, hydropower potential, fertile land and so on and so forth. Nepal is located between two big nations, and thus it has a strategic geopolitical significance. Therefore, although being a tiny country, Nepal is an important venue …

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Gorkhaland Up in Arms

By Prabasi Nepali Gorkhaland Imbroglio The West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Bannerji has unnecessarily precipitated a major political crisis in the northern part of the state by demanding by executive order that Bengali be taught as a compulsory language in all schools of the district. For the people of …

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Waking Up Nepal

By P. Kharel Noted scribe Pradeep Nepal, who is also a politician of “progressive” brand, is known for his sharp and generally candid comments. He wrote in the Gorkhapatra daily in May 2017 seeking Nepalis to write own history instead of depending upon foreign nationals who wrote our history under …

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Modi’s belated US visit and what it may portend

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United States on a two-day official visit Sunday; on Monday, he will hold talks with American President Donald Trump, who is hosting a working dinner at the White House in his honour. While a comprehensive appreciation of …

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Indian media’s misleading reports

By PR Pradhan The Indian television networks are creating a false propaganda instead of giving the fact about Nepal. Last week, Indian television network Aaj Tak reported that the Nepali people started to stay in Darjeeling only after the British rulers planted tea in the area. The report claims that …

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Macron’s Momentous Victory in France

By Prabasi Nepali French Parliamentary Elections: Landslide Victory for President Macron In the first round of parliamentary elections in France, the previous Sunday two weeks back, President Emmanuel Macron’s “La Republique en Marche” (LREM/Republic on the Move) and its MoDem allies won 32.3 percent of the vote. The centre-right Republicans …

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India Low On Press Freedom

By P. Kharel In an editorial last fortnight, The New York Times commented on what it called “India’s battered press” in reference to India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) naming NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika together with a private company associated with the prominent TV news channel …

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Ballpark shooting, backchannel deals and nagging uncertainty

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: Here in suburban Maryland one is subjected to such a deluge of news, insights, and opinions it is virtually impossible not to be overwhelmed. Attempting a weekly column that seeks to offer a sense, or flavor, of the past week is, thus, not the easiest …

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An interesting book to read

“Maile Chine Janeka Bideshiharu” [Foreigners I have Known] Written by Prakash A Raj The writer has put together a book consisting of memories and write ups about foreigners from different continents and countries whom he had met during his sojourn as an under-graduate student in Europe and USA. He recounts …

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