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The roadmap

By PR Pradhan The entire country is in election mood. Candidates for the post of House of Representatives and provincial parliament have intensified their election campaign and they are trying their best to please the voters to ensure their victory. In our “loktantra” vote does not come free. Voters believe …

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President’s Foolhardy Official Visit to the UAE

BY PRABASI NEPALI According to a report in this journal last week, there has been some controversy regarding the official four-day visit by the President of the Democratic Secular Republic of Nepal Madam Bidya Devi Bhandari to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Furthermore, according to official communications, the visit took …

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In Pursuit Of Publicity Trips

BY P. KHAREL In a clearly a transparent leak to the press by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s office in connection with President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to a meet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, Deuba was stung by the head of state’s rebuff to the suggestion …

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Abundant gratitude, in life and death

By Maila Baje In death, Kirti Nidhi Bista has been appropriately eulogized for his indefatigable defense of the nation’s interests and for his spotless persona as a public figure. Bista’s first term as premier (1969-1970) is remembered for his decision to remove Indian military checkposts and liaison office as part …

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How patriotic are our political parties?

By PR Pradhan I went through the election manifestos of different political parties. The parties have made big talks that within five years and ten years they would make Nepal a heaven. I am confused that how will they make Nepal a heaven without safeguarding Nepal’s sovereignty! Nepal-India open borders …

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Trump’s East Asian tour: coming to terms with reality

By M.R. Josse NEW YORK, NY: By the time this is published, American President Donald Trump will have returned to Washington after a hectic 12-day, five-nation tour through East Asia having taking in three important bilateral visits – Japan, South Korea and China – and two regional summits – in …

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Anarchy in Bureaucracy

  By P. Kharel Bureaucracy in Nepal has always been the subject of public criticism. Thing have aggravated for from bad to worse since the early 1990s after the restoration of multiparty polity to the present “loktantrik” times introduced since the spring of 2006. According to press reports last week, …

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Trump’s Asia Swing: Recognizes China as an Equal Super-Power

By Prabasi Nepali US President Donald Trump has finally completed the last lap of his marathon 13-day, 5-nation tour of East and South-East Asia, and the United States and the world at large have breathed a sigh of relief that nothing untoward has happened in the crisis-laden region. Surprisingly, it …

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A spectacle worth seeing

By Maila Baje If you are still struggling to recover from the sheer suddenness of the leftist alliance forged over Dasain, the spectacle across the political spectrum since should help to cheer you up. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has advised the Nepali Congress to …

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End of transitional phase?

By PR Pradhan Leaders are continuously saying that elections of the provincial parliament and federal parliament elections, the constitution will complete its course and “loktantra” is going to be institutionalized. The leaders are saying that the elections will end the era of chaos and the era of economic development will …

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