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India’s myopic ‘muscular’ neighborhood policy

By Bhim Bhurtel DESPITE one “muscular diplomatic” debacle after another, India has been unrelenting in its bullying attitude toward its small and weak neighbors. India is imposing another economic blockade on a third South Asian country, Maldives. In 1981, India and Maldives mutually agreed on the quantity of supplies of …

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Agreement on transit protocol with China historical breakthrough

By Our Reporter China has extended a friendly gesture by accepting all the conditions put forwarded by Nepal on the transit and transportation protocol between the two countries. After signing on the protocol on 6 September by the third consultative meeting in Kathmandu, China has made possible Nepal’s access to …

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Nepal-India open borders a threat to both the nations

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Keeping the Nepal-India international borders open is not only a threat to Nepal but it can be a serious threat to India as well. It has become normal for foreigners to travel to Kathmandu carrying fake passports. The immigration officers are found not knowing anything when …

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Former Queen inaugurates school building in Gorkha

Kathmandu, 7 September: Former Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Shah, patron of the Himani Trust, has inaugurated newly constructed building for Sree Bhawani Middle School in Palungtar, Gorkha on Thursday, 6 September. Himani Trust and the Japanese Buddhist Organisation have jointly built the school building at the cost of 49.5 million …

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Kathmandu BIMSTEC: No major breakthrough

By Our Political Analyst Although the government is highly satisfied and encouraged by successfully concluding the BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu, intellectuals are found not so encouraged from the summit. Modi domination: Intellectuals, academicians and Nepal’s former diplomats believe that BIMSTEC is India’s strategic demonstration rather than a regional organization for …

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Will Nepal benefit from Modi-dominated BIMSTEC?

By Our Reporter The fourth Summit of the Bay Of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) concluded in Kathmandu last week by issuing an 18-point declaration. Although Nepal may not derive the desired fruit from the regional body immediately, the government managed to win the hearts of …

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BIMSTEC summit preparations in haste make denizens laugh

By Our Reporter The last hour preparations made by the government to hold the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu has both pleased and worried the denizens. The roads are being fixed by filling up the potholes and blacktopping …

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Just a little hope!

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan The Chinese side has informed that the Kerung-Rasuwagari-Kathmandu railway line is possible but challengeable. The primary estimated cost of this project is 250 billion rupees. After the detailed project report (DPR) will be completed within two years, the actual cost will be determined. Meanwhile, our so-called …

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Bishwakarma re-arrested for building image?

By Our Reporter Why is the government, even by violating the Supreme Court’s order, re-arresting Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma again and again, it is very much surprising. Bishwakarma is not a high-profile leader of the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand “Biplav”. He is the spokesman of the …

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Preparations for BIMSTEC summit at final stage

By Our Reporter Preparations for the fourth summit of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to be held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31 have reached the final stage. The House of Representatives also passed a proposal of the BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in Combating …

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