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Spice of Life

By P Kharel Gender sensitive British At long last, the British are beginning to show interest in being gender sensitive in their armed forces. They have just announced that Nepali women would be eligible for recruitment in the British army, starting from 2020. But there are many a step between …

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The weight on our premier in waiting

By Maila Baje If Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is delighting in his status as prime minister in waiting, he’s also demonstrating an impassioned longing for the job. Ever since the unification of his Maoist stream with the Marxist-Leninists to create the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Dahal has found himself in …

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Tribute to Manujbabu Mishra

By PR Pradhan Senior artist and literate Manojbabu Mishra is no more. Late Mishra was one among the respected heroes for me. He was popular for his fine arts and other talents. Besides, he was a patriotic person who was always conscious on the nation’s sovereignty and independence. May be …

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United States/Iran: Trump Indulges His ‘Sanctions Mania’

BY SHASHI MALLA Iran today is one of the most powerful nations in West Asia/Middle East. It is also scientifically and technologically quite advanced that it could become a nuclear power within a year. Ever since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it has been opposed by the United States internationally. …

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From Strait of Hormuz to South China Sea and Assam

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Seminal, if yet incipient, geopolitical developments are taking shape on the America-Iran chessboard, with the strategic waterway – the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian/Arab Gulf – constituting a key element of that narrative. Though attention to the fraught Washington-Tehran relationship had been directed in this …

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PM Modi’s fourth unwanted trip to Nepal, change of guard in Pakistan

By NP Upadhdhya The slain Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi had a fervent desire to gulp Nepal much similar to the way she swallowed the Independent and Sovereign Nation, Sikkim, into the Indian Union through the grand connivance of Lendhup Dorje, a Sikkimese national who had some political differences …

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Back to school again

By Maila Baje As his government advances toward its six-month milestone, Prime Minister K.P. Oli must be busy wondering what has gone so wrong. Backed by a two-thirds majority in parliament, Oli expected to lead New Nepal on its first real steps toward peace, progress and prudence. Three tiers of …

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Qualification of judges

By PR Pradhan Many things have been surfaced and many rumours have been heard since the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee rejected the recommendation to assign acting chief justice Dipakraj Joshi to the post of chief justice. How politics has spoiled our independent judiciary, Joshi’s case is just an example. Today, …

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