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Hoodwinking to China?

It has become very clear that the present Maoist Center and Nepali Congress government was formed to curb the agreements between Nepal and China on mutual cooperation. The previous government led by KP Sharma Oli had signed ten important agreements with China. They include agreements on trade and transportation; import …

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Turkey’s Referendum: Crucial & Historic

By Prabasi Nepali Turkey’s Referendum: Crucial & Historic Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won last Sunday’s referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. The “Yes” campaign won 51.37 percent and “No” 48.63 percent. Erdogan supporters claim replacing the parliamentary system (and abolishing …

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Denial Does Not Halt History

By P. Kharel Of all the people, Kamal Thapa, the deputy prime minister looking after Local Development Ministry, is going saying that the forthcoming local elections were being held for the first time “in 20 years”. It is actually the second time in two decades. Remember the February 2006 municipality …

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China’s expanding global heft: implications for Nepal, India

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: This week just over has been a dramatic one dominated by the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States, against the backdrop of the failure of Pyongyang’s latest missile test following the display of nearly 60 missiles at an eye-popping military parade on Saturday …

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As bad as new

By Maila Baje When Naya Shakti chief Dr. BaburamBhattarai the other day decried the government of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as the most corrupt in Nepali history, the reproach said more about the state of affairs the accuser finds himself in. Doubtless, Dahal has descended from his furious …

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Boundary walls in Nepal-India borders

By PR Pradhan A group of Nepali youths in Qatar has launched a campaign to build boundary walls in Nepal-India borders. With the conclusion that due to the open borders, the Indian side has encroached our land and the Indian security force are launching attacks on the Nepali people, the …

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Theory & Practice of Monarchy Restoration

By Prabasi Nepali There is no simple path for the restoration of the Nepalese monarchy. No doubt, it is inextricably connected with the restoration of the Hindu State. As a small country sandwiched between the giant neighbours to the north (nominally atheistic, but tolerant to those practicing religion as long …

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Undiplomatically Yours

By P. Kharel If anything, the significance of the Eminent Persons Group’s third meeting in Kathmandu earlier this fortnight reiterated the desire/compulsion on part of the two neighbouring countries to discuss the issue of reviewing and revising—or as an extremely remote possibility of even replacing—the 1950 Nepal-India Treaty of Peace …

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Key multiple key signals from Mar-a-Lago

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Key multiple messages have been transmitted by US President Trump during and immediately following his important April 6-7, 2017 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, the former’s luxury home at Palm Beach, Florida. First, Trump’s April 7 decision ordering cruise missile strikes from warships …

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When traitors are in the government

By PR Pradhan If we are Nepalis by blood, welove Nepal. We love our motherland, we feel proud of our culture, religion, tradition, language etc…But not all of them feel that way. There are some people serving others, who hate our culture, religion, tradition, language etc… those people include some …

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