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What are the achievements?

By PR Pradhan These days, Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal is repeatedly saying that if the constitution is not amended, there is threat of losing the achievements. What achievements have we made and what are we going to lose, I am confused. Is rampant foreign interference in our domestic affairs an …

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Northeast Asia, Trump and nuclear jitters

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: As Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States draws near northeast Asia is experiencing nuclear jitters. If alignments in that theatre have been exhibiting signs of great fluidity and turbidity, recent developments have aggravated that grim mood, as North Korea’s dark, threatening nuclear shadow …

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Defining nationalism

By PR Pradhan We have been experiencing many odd things in this “loktantrik” “new” Nepal. Those people who are campaigning for splitting the country are freely moving and launching the campaign without any hurdles. Those who are threatening to split the country are regarded as the leader and the government …

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The fascinating genesis of ‘Pearl Harbour’

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Last week, outgoing American President Barrack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Hawaii in a meticulously choreographed encounter 75 years after Japan’s December 7, 1941 unprovoked attack on the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbour leading to America’s World War II entry. While …

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The Prithvi path for Nepal’s prosperity

By PR Pradhan The leaders of major political parties had planted the plant of poison since they endorsed the 12-point agreement in New Delhi. Since then, the country has suffered a lot. The King restored parliament distributed citizenship certificates to 5.3 million Indians by amending the existing citizenship law. The …

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Outrage of ineptitude

By Maila Baje “In what capacity do the Chinese keep meeting with former king Gyanendra Shah?” That pointed question by Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi at a cabinet meeting last week encapsulated the collective mind-set of today’s rule class. Stress, anger, trauma, anxiety, fear and much more psychosomatic were strung …

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Will ‘neocons’ control Trump’s foreign/security policy?

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Commenting on incoming American president Donald Trump’s controversy over Taiwan, Clifford A. Kiracofe alleges (Beijing Review) that “neoconservatives and assorted Cold War hawks” are conjoined with the “Taiwan lobby” in Washington which “not only influences various politicians, but also makes significant contributions to certain think-tanks which, …

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Pous a significant month

King Mahendra had introduced partyless Panchayat democracy on 1 Pous 2017 BS (15 December, 1960). After dawn of multiparty democracy on 18 February, 1991, for several years, the country passed through a transitional period. The political parties were unable to perform properly. In result, the then King Mahendra had to …

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Significance of establishing China Book Center in Nepal

By Sundar Nath Bhattarai Establishing”China Book Center”, the first of its kind in Nepal,has a great significance for which we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between China Study Center and China International Publishing House. This would assign our Center to act as China Book Center in Nepal. Our second …

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Northeast Asia’s uncertain, changing dynamics

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The dynamics of inter-state relations in Northeast Asia offers an absorbing subject for cogitation. The principal actors are China, Japan and South Korea with the United States, Russia, Taiwan and North Korea playing an important supportive role in the unfolding drama, characterised by turbidity and suspicions. …

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