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By P. Kharel Political pawns Dhan Bahadur Budha, Minister of Sate for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, is not resigning from his Dolpa constituency after all. Earlier, he was being alerted to step down, to make way for Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bam Dev Gautam to make parliamentary entry. …

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By P. Kharel Search for socialism Nepali Congress is being attacked and ridiculed left and right these days. One of the criticisms includes the party having long turned its back on socialism that its vaunted leader B.P. Koirala espoused six decades ago. It flaunts its Socialist International association but with …

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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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By P. Kharel Backdoor entry Is anyone indispensable in Nepali politics? Well, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) seems to think so of its leaders. Bam Dev Gautam lost last year’s elections in which his organisation won an impressive majority. To nurse his desperate search for being aboard the parliament, he is …

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By P Kharel Gender sensitive British At long last, the British are beginning to show interest in being gender sensitive in their armed forces. They have just announced that Nepali women would be eligible for recruitment in the British army, starting from 2020. But there are many a step between …

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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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B y P. Kharel Painful Press presentation Bits of inside information keep flowing from the Prime Minister KP Oli’s China visit in June. His lieutenants wore a long look when its official photographer to Beijing lost his ID card and could not enter the premier’s brief meeting with Chinese President …

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By P. Kharel Awaiting change Economic woes won’t agree to “Let bygones be bygones”. It never did in history nor will it now or ever. Oligarchy is what we are suffering—economic, political and intellectual—polarises as Nepalis engage in outright partisan lines with almost inimical intensity whenever an opportunity arrives from …

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By P. Kharel Born to be Led Sandeep Lamichhane as a bowler making his debut in the IPL cricket in India made a brilliant presence, with a haul of five wickets in three matches with an impressive record in May 2018. But it is only when foreigners identify or crown …

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By P. Kharel Dry Smile Feeding on situational jokes and rustic parables, Prime Minister K.P. Oli returns from his visit to China which can be summed up thus: He went; he met; and he returns without any subtance. Oli knew the visit’s fate, even if his minions might have been …

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