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Gagan Thapa’s Enemies Within

By P. Kharel Many in Kathmandu consider Gagan Thapa, of Nepali Congress, to be a “dynamic” leader. I personally am cautious in showering on him such kind unalloyed praise as yet. Over the past three decades, Nepalis have been witness to numerous “dynamic” leaders, who raised great hopes when out …

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Former King underwent angioplasty treatment

By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra Shah had been admitted to Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Wednesday morning for treatment of his heart ailment. The same morning, the former King underwent angioplasty treatment successfully, according to a press release issued by DrPhaniPathak, former King’s Press Secretary. Earlier, Dr Yadav …

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The Toll of Local Polls

By P. Kharel Now that the first two phases of local polls are over, one can take stock of the situation, whatever the fate and outcome of the third phase scheduled for autumn.As was the case in the first phase earlier, the second phase, last fortnight, too, gave the main …

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In Search of Integrity

By P. Kharel Sheer craving for power is what ails politics in Nepal. In retrospect, there were early warnings of bad omen at each major political turn since 1951. Burying of principles for power has, therefore, eaten into the vitals of the prospects of a vibrant democracy. Examples reconfirming this …

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Nepal seeks revision of 1950 treaty, India not positive

By Our Reporter The third meeting of the Eminent Persons’ Group on Nepal-India Relations (EPG-NIR) that ended last Thursday made no meaningful breakthrough although the Nepali side strongly put forth Nepal’s demand seeking revision of the controversial provisions of the 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty. Held after two postponements, the …

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The two neighbours

By PR Pradhan One quote in the social network drew my attention. The quote was, “One neighbour is always squeezing us and the other neighbour is always willing to help us”. In spite of such behavior of our neighbours, our leaders are always trying to please the neighbour which is …

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The Show

Ten years of ‘people’s war’ culminating in ‘janaandolan 2’ and a further decade into ‘constituent assembly’ politics and the constitution is said to justify the need of the current elections to the constitutionally designated local levels. Somewhere along the line we are asked to forget that the very same people …

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US-China-North Korea imbroglio

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: In last week’s column, some attention was directed to the current state of play on the US-China-North Korea relations front, principally against the backdrop of Pyongyang’s reckless, inexorable determination to pursue her nuclear weapons/missiles programme – despite the condemnation and opprobrium of the international community, manifested …

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Photo.circle’s workshops

Photo.circle, a platform for photography in Nepal and the organisation behind the popular Photo Kathmandu festival, has announced two workshops: Photo Book 101 and Workshop with Sohrab Hura. Photo Book 101, which will be mentored by Alex Bocchetto and Valenitna Abenavoli, is slated to start on Feb 27. “The aim …

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Chinese and Nepali think tanks pledge to work in sync

By Sharachchandra Bhandary With a view to further strengthen cooperation between the Chinese and Nepali think-tanks-institutions and enhance bilateral relation to a newer height, a two-day “China-Nepal Think Tank Conference 2017” concluded in capital yesterday. The conference was jointly organized by Xinhua News Agency, Kathmandu Bureau and Nepal Study Centre …

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