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Dramatic developments on international, regional and national fronts

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: The past week saw portentous developments on the international, regional and national fronts. The G-20 summit in Hamburg was its dominant foci because it was the venue of the first tête-à-tête between the American and Russian presidents. It was, however, nearly overshadowed by North Korea’s …

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Discoursed Nepalis

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By PR Pradhan Last Friday this scribe attended noted columnist Saurav’s new book release programme. Saurav has penned the “Asangati” second volume of the “Asahamati-2” [“Discourse” in English]. Speaking about the book, Saurav said that for the last 25 years the nation has not been able to feel as a …

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No End in Sight in Persian Gulf Conflict

By Prabasi Nepali Saudi-led Ultimatum on Qatar Expires – What Next? The four-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and comprising in addition Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), had issued an ultimatum to Qatar to accept their 13-point demands by Sunday midnight, or face dire consequences. This has …

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Media activity & party polity

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By P. Kharel News media are a regular diet for the general public. As potent sources of effective and speedy dissemination of information, the news media can be effective vehicles for individuals and institutions to reach large masses with messages they wish delivered speedily, supported by credibility. There are more …

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Intriguing silence, the Hamburg conclave and seven predictions

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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

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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

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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

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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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