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How Nepal’s flirtation with secularism has defeated the very purpose of secularism is evinced from the official blackout of recent events which are religious but officially treated as political or else they would not have deserved to be blacked out. For the current political establishment, the religious observation in Jagannathpuri, …

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History Records, Doesn’t Forget


By P. Kharel Founding monarch of the Shah dynasty in Gorkha in the mid-16th century, Drabya Shah’s statue was installed at Paslang Chautara in Gorkha district the othefr week amidst an impressively attended function. Drabya Shah was coronated in September 1559. Ironically, instead of Dr. Baburam Bhattarai who won a …

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Experts bat for national security, ‘neighbourhood first’ on foreign policy

Sarachchandra Bhandary

Sharachchandra Bhandary A team of experts has stressed national security and neighbourhood policy as top priority of Nepal’s foreign policy. The experts were also for mainstreaming the economic diplomacy. A High Level Task Force on Foreign Policy, comprised of foreign relations experts, professionals of international relations and security practitioners, urged …

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There are good reasons for the army’s popularity in Pakistan

By ATTA RASOOL MALIK The ideological origins of the Pakistan Army can be traced back to what is known in British histories as the ‘The Indian Mutiny.’ Its objective was to reinstate to power in Delhi the Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah. This was India’s First War of Independence and was …

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NA election held, door opened for new government


By Our Reporter The National Assembly (NA) election held peacefully on Wednesday in all temporary headquarters of six provinces to elect 32 of the 56 NA members. No election held in Province-2 as all eight NA members from the province were elected unopposed. Out of the total number, 24 candidates, …

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Has India changed her Nepal policy?


By Our Political Observer What Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special envoy and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and our prime minister in waiting KP Sharma Oli talked about during their 45 minutes long one-on-one meeting last week in Kathmandu we don’t know. However, Indians were very happy, according …

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Nepal’s former king on ‘Wow Cow Mission’ to save Indian cows


By Anil Giri Nepal’s last monarch Gyanendra Shah travelled to Odisha on Monday to participate in an event dedicated to saving India’s indigenous cows. Shah, who stepped down in 2008, will attend the International Gau Sambardhana Mahotsav and a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the Gomata Mandir at …

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Committee formed to observe former Queen’s birthday


By Our Reporter To observe the 68th auspicious birthday of former Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah a 2568 member Birthday Celebration Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Rukmini Nepali. The Committee has decided to observe the former Queen’s birthday by organizing different programmes for three days from …

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Dhurmus Suntali Foundation hands over their 3rd integrated settlement


By Our Reporter The settlement constructed by the Dhurmus Suntali Foundation at Santapur, Chandrapur Municipality Ward No 8 was handed over to the locals on Tuesday. It was the third integrated settlement constructed by comedians Sitaram Kattel aka Dhurmus and Kunjana Ghimire aka Suntali. President Bidya Devi Bhandari handed over …

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Unification of UML and Maoist-Centre: Moves at snail’s pace


By Our Reporter Although the leaders of the CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre had promised to unify their parties immediately after the elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies, the unification process has not made any tangible headway even two months after the elections concluded. However, leaders of …

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