Miscellanies

BABBLERS: A gift from a government with two-thirds majority

A gift from a government with two-thirds majority Do you believe that one should pay additional 6.5 million rupees as excise duty, VAT, import tax, environment tax and road tax while importing a vehicle from India priced at two million rupees? Yes, this is a truth in “new” Nepal. IT …

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The real picture of the country

By PR Pradhan Nepal’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bishambhar Pyakurel has tendered his resignation. Pyakurel was one of the few dignified personality to be an ambassador, otherwise, most of the Nepali ambassadors are either relatives of the political leaders or they have been assigned on the basis of the money …

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NAC’s plight and PM Oli’s directives

By PR Pradhan Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) observed its 61stanniversary last week. On the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli publicly denounced the NAC management for not being able to fly its aircraft and for demanding money with the government every time to bail the Corporation out. Oli said, why …

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Promoting Nepali culture in America

Kathmandu, 5 July: Nepalis residing in the US displayed a strong stage performance during the 16th Asian Festival held on 30 June in the Wellness Center of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Stalls representing culture, art, language, utilities, food, and dress from 12 Asian countries including India, China, Bhutan, Thailand, …

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In favour of clean-feed

By PR Pradhan The debate on clean-feed or no clean-feed in our broadcast sector is continuing. This scribe, however, believes the government plan to introduce a clean-feed policy for foreign television channels is a commendable job. Whether the government can stand on this stance or not, we cannot say, nevertheless, …

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How strong is the government?

By PR Pradhan The government holds virtually two-thirds majority in the federal parliament, yet, it has not been able to demonstrate its strength when it has been required. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is being criticized by his own party’s senior leaders for not being able to run the government …

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Government leaders serving foreign interests only

By PR Pradhan Our leaders in the government seem to be serving foreign countries only -– some are serving Western interests, some are serving Southern interests and some of them are serving mafias’ interests -– for their personal gains. They are least bothered about the greater interests of the nation …

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Nepali media

By PR Pradhan All is not good in this land of “loktantra” and the media also falls in the same category. The 1990 constitution had guaranteed media freedom, unfortunately, this freedom also brought anarchism in the media sector. Along with the guarantee of media freedom, businessmen also started to make …

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Please respect neighbours’ security, sensitivity

By PR Pradhan After four years, the Tatopani trade pass resumed operation last week, but only for transportation of goods and not for individual movement from this side or the other. After the devastating earthquake, the trade route was closed. The reason given was that due to the heavy damages …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel NC’s reawakening Nepali Congress has begun a reawakening programme in various parts of the country, ostensibly to create greater awareness among ordinary people about the general situation and, at the same time, to bring to the fore the “inefficiency and authoritarian of the communist government headed by …

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