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China reaching deeper and deeper into Nepal

BY BERTIL LINTNER “The Night Train to Kathmandu”, a 1988 surrealistic American movie set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, mixed fantasy and reality as a young woman traveled from India to the Nepalese capital in search of a non-existent city above the clouds. Of course, at that time there …

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India’s Hybrid wars and hegemonic designs

M ROSHAN QUITE a few treatises, articles and books have been written by renowned authors that expose India’s machinations and hegemonic designs. Published in 2017, the book titled “Machinations of RAW in Transitional Nepal” authored by Nepalese scholar Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant provides a deeper insight into the RAW’s covert/overt …

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RCSC observes 62nd anniversary of Nepal-Russia relations

By Our Reporter On 16 November, a solemn event dedicated to the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Russia took place. The event was organized by the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in cooperation with the Nepal-Russia Friendship and Cultural Association, Mitra Kunj …

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‘Debt trap’ slur shows West’s double standards

BY SHEN SHIWEI “Debt trap” diplomacy in Western media has become more of a political propaganda than economic analysis despite facts from recipient countries making it clear that China is a major economic contributor and not involved in laying out a debt trap. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta asked in a …

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International PEN Congress in India

BY PRAKASH A. RAJ The annual congress of International PEN, a worldwide organization of writers was held in India for the first time in its century-old-history. It was held in the city of Pune, formerly known as Poona in the state of Maharastra. The motto of congress was “Freedom, Truth …

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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau receives biggest early winter snow in 57 years

XINING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Continuous snow has swept Qinghai Province in northwest China since the start of November, accumulating record high precipitation in the region’s 57 years of history of meteorological records. Snow accumulation between Nov. 2 and 7 has reached 18 cm on the ground in Dulan County, …

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The new Babel to India’s curse of personality worship

BY RAJA MURTHY FALSE pride recurs as a Tower of Babel curse of humanity, and the Indian government succumbed to this bane of Babel. Ignoring wisdom and protesting locals, Prime Minister NarendraModi inaugurated the “world’s tallest” statue, ironically of Indian freedom fighter SardarVallabhbhai Patel. It’s folly of the kind that …

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How opening-up changed China’s diplomacy

BY LI KAISHENG The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Tremendous changes have taken place in Chinese economy and society over the past 40 years. What have also changed are China’s diplomatic policies. Assessing these changes plays an important role in understanding the current state …

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Three captive African lion cubs survive on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

XINING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Three six-month-old captive African lions have survived the extreme environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a new record for those breeding the species on the plateau, according to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wild Zoo that bred the animals. “The three female cubs, two of them being twins, …

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