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Reshuffle decoy and regional dynamics

By Maila Baje Having left on a high-profile visit to New Delhi indicating that a cabinet reshuffle was imminent, ruling Nepal Communist Party co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal returned home conceding that Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli had the final word on the matter. While Dahal was busy meeting with top …

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Nepal Army and professionalism

By PR Pradhan Now, we have a new Army Chief Gen. Purnachandra Thapa. He took oath of office and received insignia from President Vidya Bhandary on 9 September amidst a function organised at the President’s Office. The same day he assumed office as the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS). Currently, …

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The Unraveling of Trump & Trumpism : The Beginning of the End ?

BY SHASHI MALLA Last week, Washington and the American nation were badly shaken up by indiscretions and revelations within the White House and the administration in general, the likes of which were bizarre and abnormal to say the least. Some even spoke of a silent coup against President Trump. First, …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Search for socialism Nepali Congress is being attacked and ridiculed left and right these days. One of the criticisms includes the party having long turned its back on socialism that its vaunted leader B.P. Koirala espoused six decades ago. It flaunts its Socialist International association but with …

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Interesting moves and countermoves in South Asia

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: There has been a bunch of interesting diplomatic moves and countermoves in South Asia lately including those concerning the United States and China. They will probably create a new strategic dynamic in the region, one whose impact will be manifest in myriad, even unpredictable, ways. PAKISTAN …

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Unhappy warriors

By Maila Baje Our brand-new Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has come with a shelf life of five years, if you believe Dr. Baburam Bhattarai. The former Maoist chief ideologue, ever since ditching the once-imposing party to form his Naya Shakti, has kept his ideological fealty very close to his chest. …

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BIMSTEC or by mistake!

By PR Pradhan How friendly are our leaders and particularly those ministers, aides of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Oli himself with the social networks and media, we are unable to understand. If they would have visited social network sites, at least they could know the public reaction against …

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Chemnitz: The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany ?

BY SHASHI MALLA The eastern German city of Chemnitz – renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt during the Communist regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR/under the tutelage of the Soviet Union)—has been the site of far-right protests and clashing counter-demonstrations since weeks. A week back, the gatherings were mostly peaceful but the atmosphere …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Confined to paper Among the promises made by the KP Oli government is poverty eradication in five years. People have to accept the declaration to the same effect, whatever their actual experience. In fact, it is in for repeating the “urbanisation” story. Even without the basic services …

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