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Antsiness in an unsettled arena

By Maila Baje It started all over again with an innocuous dance. Former king Gyanendra Shah took some time to sway in mirth and merriment at what he considered was a private party. The management of the restaurant where the family gathering took place chose to release a few pictures. …

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Prosperous Nepal or prosperous political leaders?

By PR Pradhan When Nepal will become prosperous and the Nepalis will become happy, we don’t know, however, within five years or say by the next elections, all the people’s representatives from ward level to the federal government will surely become prosperous. Forget about organized corruption on which the government …

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US Middle East & West Asia Policy in Tatters

• US to Withdraw from Syria/ US Defence Secretary Resigns • US Partial Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Geo-Political Ramifications BY SHASHI MALLA US to Leave Syria In a surprise move, US President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of all US forces from Syria. It was well known that Trump like his …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Questioning NPC Prime Minister Oli not long ago questioned the National Planning Commission’s relevance and utility. For an answer, he should have asked his Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada who has cruised through all the plum posts NPC vice-chairmanship through Nepal Rastra Bank governorship before being …

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Year ending on sombre, chaotic note for Trump

By MR Josse TAMPA, FL: The past week has been chaotic for American President Donald Trump. Viewing the overarching political landscape – from the sunny, verdant state of Florida – it is difficult not to conclude that the Trump administration is hurtling towards decidedly inclement and uncertain times in 2019, …

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Dilemmas of Hindu statehood

By Maila Baje The momentum the Hindu statehood agenda seemed to have gained against the backdrop of the Universal Peace Federation-sponsored Asia-Pacific Summit at the beginning of the month slackened with the defeat of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in key state elections. Ostensibly buoyed by the public’s revulsion …

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Regressive elements?

By PR Pradhan 1 Poush is a very important date in the history of Nepali politics. Some people recall the date as a black day, however, those citizens who have experienced Nepali politics since 1990 political change, never forget to compare the Panchayat era as the golden era for Nepal …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel That day this week The late Ganesh Man Singh, who distanced himself from the party he was actively associated with for half a century because of Girijia Prasad Koirala’s “dictatorial style” of governing the organisation that was at the forefront of the 1951 movement for democracy and …

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