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Perils Of Ignoring Key Issues

By P. Kharel Is the once peaceful and stable Nepal fated to rulers ignoring pressing issues and those ignored bent on airing their disenchantment through less than peaceful means? Should such situation to continue, political stability and economic prosperity will persist as mere promises never to be fulfilled by the …

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Flashback: Wackiness in our out-of-whack times

By Maila Baje These  last couple of weeks must rank as some of the wackiest in Nepal’s politics. Caretaker premier Girija Prasad Koirala exudes a palpable sense of relief when he asserts the onus for solving the nation’s problems lies with his presumptive successor, Prachanda. Yet Koirala, demanding the presidency …

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India’s post-poll reaction: sullen and ominous

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: As I finish drafting this, American President Donald Trump is to outline his national security policy. Next week, after monitoring reactions from politicians, policy pundits and officials, it may be possible in this space to offer some informed comments, including predictions of how its …

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Economic transformation or daylight loot?

By PR Pradhan Prime minister in waiting KP Sharma Oli and Maoist supremo Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” and other leaders from UML and Maoist Center are expressing commitment for economic transformation after formation of a stable Left alliance government. They have been expressing commitment for transforming Nepal as a developing nation …

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Nepal’s Parliamentary Elections 2017 & Ramifications

By Prabasi Nepali With the completion of the parliamentary elections in our country and the emergence of a stable majority for the so-called ‘Grand Left Alliance’, Nepal can look forward to a period of stability and sustained development, other things remaining equal. This all depends, of course, on the maturity …

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Tide Of Times : Dalai’s Lie Falls Flat

By P. Kharel In a meet with students in India the other week, Tenzing Gyatso Dalai Lama termed “laughable” any suggestion that Buddha was born in Nepal. His lie backfired and embarrassed his hosts who often in the past promoted similar lines, provoking angry reactions in Nepal. Of late, Indian …

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Post-polls: Panacea or another Pandora’s box?

By M. R. Josse TAMPA, FL: In my column from New York two weeks ago, I had concluded by offering some thoughts on Nepal’s recent elections wondering whether their outcome would prove to be a panacea for her manifold and chronic political problems or merely open another Pandora’s Box whose …

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Elections 2017

By PR Pradhan The elections for House of Representatives and Province Parliament have become very costly for the Nepali Congress and India as well. India is engaged in micro-management in Nepal and this time also, the Indians had their own candidates to whom the Indian mission here was campaigning for. …

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Tangling anew with tilts and tugs

By Maila Baje The geo-strategic narrative that was gradually building in the run-up to our elections has begun to boom across the neighborhood and beyond. If the Chinese are as thrilled about the leftist sweep in our federal and provincial polls as we are being told they are, they certainly …

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Sky Doesn’t Fall, But Nation Bleeds

By P. Kharel So the inevitable has happened. The CPN (UML)-Maoist combined has won a majority for the new parliament. Notwithstanding the hue and cry over the “approaching wolf” in the victory of either of the two largest poll combinations, the Left front has carved a majority all its own. …

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