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The allure of outrage beyond Venezuela

By Maila Baje Our Venezuela caper is getting curiouser by the day. We’re still asking why Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal chose to attack the United States so acerbically. The tone of the questioners ranges from scorn to solemnity. The answers are no less assorted. As the responses continue coming in, …

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Nepal’s foreign policy in mess

By PR Pradhan What is the foreign policy of the present government, we don’t know. Also, what is the foreign policy of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), we don’t know. All of a sudden CPN co-chairman Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” came to stand in favour of Venezuela’s ruling President …

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• Venezuela & the Nepali Communists • US Exits Nuclear Treaty

BY SHASHI MALLA Nepali communists on Venezuela The Nepali Communists led by Co-Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is insisting on taking a stand on the developments in far-off Venezuela – much to the chagrin of the US embassy in Kathmandu. Dahal reiterated that his previous statement and that of the government …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Land of martyrs In a country with one of the longest lists of public holidays, there was no national holiday on Martyrs Day last. And why is it that only four martyrs are prominently mentioned and honored and the rest of the thousands of martyrs recognised mostly …

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Description of the (Great) First World War

Written by: Bidwochhiromani Hemraj Sharma Edited by: Prof. Dinesh Raj Pant Published by: Bidwochhiromani Hemraj Puraskar Guthi, Dhakatol, Published on 26 Mangsir, 2075 Price: Rs. 600.oo Printed by: Shree Press, Jawlakhel, Lalitpur It is interesting to read the book, “Description of the (Great) First World War”, of which, the script …

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Trump’s travails and triumphs, India’s quotas and caste

By M.R. Josse TAMPA, FL: The week that was witnessed a flurry of political travails for American President Donald Trump – alloyed, to be sure, with gleanings of triumph vis-à-vis Afghanistan, where, after nine years of stuttering endeavors to reach a peace deal with the Taliban, a draft framework has …

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Breach over troubled water

By Maila Baje Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli returned home from Davos to what is becoming a bleakly familiar reception. Oli’s rivals – especially within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) – have a knack for using the premier’s absence to stir the waters. Reporters, then, throng the airport arrival …

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Alarming revelation!

By PR Pradhan Last Saturday, I read two articles in two different Nepali broadsheet dailies – Naya Patrika and Annapurna Post. One was recollection on April uprising in 2006 by the then home minister Kamal Thapa, another was demise of Sikkim by Sudhir Sharma former editor of the Kantipur daily. …

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