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Gorkhaland movement completes 75 days

By Our Reporter The Gorkhaland movement completed 75 days of agitation this week. However, there has not been any sign about the end of the movement launched by the people of Darjeeling. The people of Darjeeling and the surrounding areas have been braving the shut down for over 75 days …

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Delhi Talk

Gleaning much from Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s India pilgrimage would be a mistake. As he himself said prior to his visit, it was designed to pursue previous agreements and provide continuity to bilateral ties. He has done it. The Indians, on the other hand, despite the largely marginal media …

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro now in Nepal

Samsung Nepal launched their most awaited mid-range smartphone— Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro on August 11 in the Nepali market for the price of Rs 32,990. The Galaxy J7 Pro comes in a sleek metal body and is available in Gold and Black colours. The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch FHD Super …

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Constitutional dissatisfaction

By PR Pardhan Yes, we all know that the present constitution, although drafted by the people’s representatives themselves, is full of controversies and many are dissatisfied with it. From the first day of promulgation of the constitution, dissatisfaction against it was witnessed in the streets. Many people sacrificed their lives …

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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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