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Missile rattling and unusual journeys, pilgrimages

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: While much national attention was focused on BIMSTEC-IV photo-ops, stale, boiler-plate rhetoric about ‘connectivity’ and ‘regional cooperation’, amid horrendous traffic snarls, the outside world appeared to be caught in a rash of missile rattling and unusual pilgrimages. OUTSIDE WORLD As if to remind us there is …

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BIMSTEC-IV sans blinkers and rose-tinted glasses

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: For a month, we have been buffeted by a never-ending cascade of noise/news about the imminent IV summit in Kathmandu of BIMSTEC – an anagram that I wager not even senior members of the cabinet can correctly identify! That, of course, tells half the untold BIMSTEC …

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Prime Minister Oli holds meeting with chief-editors

By Our Reporter Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Monday held a meeting with the chief editors of broadsheets and shared his views on different aspects ranging from the newly enforced criminal code and the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. According to news published in several dailies on Tuesday, the Prime Minister …

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A revolution devoured by its parents?

By Maila Baje Amid the dreariness of daily political narrative, it is refreshing once in a while to proceed along parallelisms no matter how outlandish they might sound. How does a country’s journey from point A to B end up at a lower-case e in light italics? And can we …

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On the eve of BIMSTEC summit

By PR Pradhan Where is Vidyasunder Shakya, mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolis City, we have not seen him since we casted our votes for him during the last local election. What has happened to his election commitments, we don’t know. We just see potholes in the roads, muddy during the …

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Great Britain or Little England?: UK in World Politics

BY SHASHI MALLA With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) in less than a year, the future role of the UK in world politics has become a major concern to observers and scholars. Britain’s new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt [foreign minister/successor to the maverick Boris Johnson] highlighted some …

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SPICE OF LIFE

By P Kharel Stateless in India So, four million people in the state of Assam in India are on the verge of being stateless, as they have not yet been able to produce their forefathers’ nationality on the eve of the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971. Among them are many Nepalis. …

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Prosperity or poverty?

  By PR Pradhan One can never achieve any goal by walking towards the negative direction. The government is giving the slogan of “prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis”, but in action, no effort has been seen to make Nepal prosperous and make the Nepali people happy. The government is encouraged …

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Nepal in the Vajpayee vortex

By Maila Baje With the first waves of tributes to the late Atal Behari Vajpayee now subsiding, it may not be inopportune to reflect on the man through the prism of political developments in Nepal. A steadfast friend of Nepal, Vajpayee was at ease with Nepal’s royalty and its detractors …

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