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From Strait of Hormuz to South China Sea and Assam

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Seminal, if yet incipient, geopolitical developments are taking shape on the America-Iran chessboard, with the strategic waterway – the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian/Arab Gulf – constituting a key element of that narrative. Though attention to the fraught Washington-Tehran relationship had been directed in this …

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PM Modi’s fourth unwanted trip to Nepal, change of guard in Pakistan

By NP Upadhdhya The slain Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi had a fervent desire to gulp Nepal much similar to the way she swallowed the Independent and Sovereign Nation, Sikkim, into the Indian Union through the grand connivance of Lendhup Dorje, a Sikkimese national who had some political differences …

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Back to school again

By Maila Baje As his government advances toward its six-month milestone, Prime Minister K.P. Oli must be busy wondering what has gone so wrong. Backed by a two-thirds majority in parliament, Oli expected to lead New Nepal on its first real steps toward peace, progress and prudence. Three tiers of …

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Qualification of judges

By PR Pradhan Many things have been surfaced and many rumours have been heard since the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee rejected the recommendation to assign acting chief justice Dipakraj Joshi to the post of chief justice. How politics has spoiled our independent judiciary, Joshi’s case is just an example. Today, …

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Spice of life

By P. Kharel Peer Pressure Dr Sundar Mani Dixit did it. Candid and even blunt, he does not hesitate to comment critically on his peer Dr. Govind K.C.’s latest fast-unto-death campaign. Associations formed by various interest groups are rarely summon their courage in condemning the misdemeanor or malpractices that their …

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‘Great disorder under the heavens’ in Trumpian world

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: China’s legendary leader Mao Zedong once famously declared that there was ‘great disorder under the heavens’ before going on to aver that such a situation was just what the doctor ordered as it rendered the world ‘ripe for revolution’. American President Richard M. Nixon, in a …

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BP between reds and Royals

By Maila Baje Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba finally has discovered why his party’s presiding deity so consistently counseled against cooperating with communists. Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala died an inveterate anti-communist and circumspect constitutional monarchist. As someone who was once a communist, B.P.’s disenchantment with our variant of ideologists – …

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