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Russiagate reveals Americans lack confidence in own system

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By Wang Wenwen The US is edging toward another round of sanctions against Russia after the State Department turned over to Congress a list of Russian defense and intelligence entities. The new sanctions are meant to rebuke Russia for its actions in Eastern Europe and Syria as well as for …

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China dissatisfied with Nepal

By Our Reporter Annapurna Post daily has reported that China has become highly dissatisfied from the Nepal government’s reluctance on giving projects under the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI). Even after seven months of Nepal government’s partnership on China initiated BRI, Nepal has not proposed any project to be constructed …

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Heavyweight leaders contesting elections

By Our Reporter In the first phase of elections to the House of Representatives, a few heavyweight candidates will be facing tough candidates of the rival alliance. Probably, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai of the Naya Shakti Party-Nepal and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, the common candidate of the left alliance in Gorkha-2, will …

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Political Stability: Losing Battle

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By P. Kharel The ding-dong manner in which the prime ministerial chair changes its occupant in Nepal mocks at the existing political practices in Nepal. Marriage of opportunism is the order of the day, without batting an eyelid. They have no qualms about the expediency they resort to. Marriage of …

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Israel supports beekeeping project

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By Our Reporter The “Launching Ceremony of Beekeeping Project” of the Israeli INGO, Tevel b’Tzedek, was held on 20 September. The project is being supported by MASHAV-Israel’s Agency for Development Cooperation through the Embassy of Israel in Nepal. The proposal submitted by a MASHAV Alumni, Pradeep Neupane, who attended the …

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Playing Pranks with Polls

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By P. Kharel Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, faced with success famine since he took office, pathetically described the third phase of the local elections as “a major achievement”. He had very little else to stake claim in his fourth prime ministerial innings. If conducting elections alone constituted a “major” …

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Nepal Army goes federal

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By Our Reporter Almost two years after the promulgation of the constitution, the Nepal Army has federated its organisation as per the federal set up by establishing divisional headquarters in all seven provinces and deployed Major Generals at all the seven divisional headquarters of the seven provinces as Division Commander. …

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Looters’ haven

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By PR Pradhan By adopting the present constitution we are encouraging corruption and daylight robbery in the nation. At a time when the flood victims are unable to manage food for their survival, our “loktantrik” government has decided to provide two hundred thousand rupees each to the newly assigned state …

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Japan, Russia to agree on joint economic projects

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are to agree on priority projects for joint economic activities on the 4 Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. Abe will begin a 2-day visit to Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday to attend the Eastern Economic Forum. The summit …

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Expanding horizons key to BRICS’ 2nd golden decade

(L-R) Brazil's President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepare for a group photo during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool

By Zhao Minghao The months-long Doklam border standoff between China and India has been peacefully resolved. The two sides are both founding members of BRICS and both hope to maintain unity among emerging economies. As Chinese President Xi Jinpingonce said, “The BRICS cooperation is an innovation, which transcends the old …

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