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A mixed bag: From Trump and Biden to Kim, Putin and Xi

By M.R. Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: Like in the past, the week just over has been chock-a-block with important events, some of which may even have some influence on each of our lives. Here, we take up a handful beginning with the long-expected announcement by Joe Biden – former United States …

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Spice of Life

Spice of Life By P Kharel Sack them Even if the eighth edition of the National Games barely managed to be organised in Nepalgunj and neighbourhood from April 17 to 24, National Sports Council members make a ridiculous claim of a flying success. This is what happens when nothing but …

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Reading the Chinese tea leaves

The Chinese finally have put their imprimatur on Nepal’s new republican order. Or so the conventional wisdom in Nepal seems to be following President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s trip up north. Over the past decade and a half, while the rest of the world has been discoursing with a mixture of …

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President Bidya Bhandari’s lavish pose

By PR Pradhan On the day when President Bidya Devi Bhandari was leaving for a nine-day visit to China, the roads from Maharajgunj, Baluatar and Gaushala to the Trivhuvan International Airport were blocked for half an hour for the President’s travel. Kathmandu’s skies were also closed for 57 minutes to …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Sack them Even if the eighth edition of the National Games barely managed to be organised in Nepalgunj and neighbourhood from April 17 to 24, National Sports Council members make a ridiculous claim of a flying success. This is what happens when nothing but political proximity and …

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Sri Lanka terror, Ukraine elections and blast from Iran’s past

By M.R. Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: Although the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses to nominate party candidates for the November 2020 presidential election are a distant nine months away – and with at least 20 Democrats either considering to run or have officially declared their candidatures – a new campaigning mode …

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Nepali Congress’ nettlesome contortions

By Maila Baje As Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was busy railing against our fraternity of professional star-watchers for advancing a vast right-wing conspiracy against his government, Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel helped a little to explain how we got here. On the last day of the first constituent …

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