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Is China now the world’s ‘second super power’?

By M.R. Josse KATHMANDU: Is China now the world’s second super power, after the United States? While intellects of far superior geopolitical acumen or acuity than mine will no doubt provide authoritative answers to that tantalizing query soon enough, I have for sometime now been struck that, almost without anyone …

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Politics of pre-emption?

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By Maila Baje Khum Bahadur Khadka is a restless man. He has been edgy for quite a while. The Nepali Congress luminary is said to have around half a dozen central committee members and twice that number of lawmakers in his camp. He has been seeking the party’s vice-presidency, citing …

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Long live Nepal-Japan relations!

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By PR Pradhan It has already been 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan. In 1956, the diplomatic relation was established between the two countries, however, I wish to say it before the beginning of the formal relations, we had century-old relations that both the …

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Anubhav Ra Anubhuti

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(Jeevan Yatraka Aitihasik Mod) By Dayaram Bhakta Mathema Pub. Daya Foundation Kathmandu Price: Rs 600/- Last week saw a review of  Rewati Raman Khanal’s  autobiography with the same title in this paper. Mathema’s book  is yet another autographical account of  his life’s experience and conclusions also largely related to the …

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Prachanda’s formula and Nepal’s future

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In a successful democracy, the people elect leaders having vision and the political parties perform in a democratic manner. In this regard, Nepal is considered as a country having a very unsuccessful democracy.  Democracy has become unsuccessful because there are leaders who have no vision and no programmes to uplift …

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Sino-Indian rivalry: Alive and Well!

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Despite reports of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China for a G-20 summit later this month and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled travel plans to India for a BRICS conclave in October, the bilateral relationship is hardly as smooth as silk. That is evident …

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Is India heading toward alliance with US?

The US and India are expected to sign a logistics agreement which allows both sides access to each other’s military facilities for refueling and replenishment. Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has departed on a visit to the US and will sign this historic pact with his US counterpart Ashton Carter. …

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Hopes from south

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By PR Pradhan CPN Maoist Center supremo Pushpakamal Dahal is the Prime Minister for nine months. It is clear that Dahal can do nothing within the given nine months. Even after three weeks, Dahal was unable to give complete shape to his cabinet. There is serious dispute within the NC …

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Running in circles around overlapping spheres

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By Maila Baje Who would’ve really thought the Indian and Chinese presidents one day would be vying with each other so feverishly to visit Nepal first. Okay, neither Pranab Mukherjee nor Xi Jinping seems that desperate. But you get the drift. Watch for what is said as well as what …

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U.S. Presidential Election : Campaigns Reach Critical Mass

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla Both the Republican and Democratic election campaigns have now reached a frenzied pitch of electioneering in all the states of the union. After a series of self-inflicted wounds by the Republican candidate Donald J. Trump, his campaign is attempting to calm the troubled waters and vociferously …

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