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PM Oli’s many challenges

BY DR. S. CHANDRASEKHARAN Despite having an overwhelming majority in the House, Prime Minister Oli appears to be facing many challenges. The breakaway faction of the Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand continues to be active and is gaining ground. The Trigger happy Police force supported by his Home Minister …

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Patriotic Nepalis should abandon empty words

BY TIMI GURUNG What happened to us Nepalis? Yes, all of us, all Nepalis including those living abroad. Nepal is one of the best nations in the world, never doubt that. But why are we lagging so far behind the rest of the world? A patriot could never feel comfortable …

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To be ill is to be cursed

BY D. M. THAPA Like many people all over the world, I too have had to visit hospitals for different reasons, mostly in Kathmandu. On most occasions, I have gone to hospitals not because I am a doctor, but to visit near and dear ones, relatives and friends among others …

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When the person is the party

By Maila Baje Even by his own standard of piercing ripostes, Baburam Bhattarai’s tweet responding to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chairs’ invitation to join the organization was in a class of its own. Welcoming into the NCP a handful of functionaries disillusioned by Bhattarai’s decision to merge his Naya …

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Individuals with no guilty conscience

BY D. M. THAPA Just a few days back, there were reports that the Nepal Army had acquired more than six thousand sophisticated rifles from the USA. There may be two sides to this development, but still, it is good for the Nepal Army to also be well equipped, though …

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Insulted, infuriated and invigorated

By Maila Baje We don’t know what kind of healing Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba got in Singapore for the unspecified ‘stomach ailment’ that took him there a few weeks ago. But the former prime has undoubtedly come back with more fire in his belly. Of all the things …

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Nepali foreign policy

Is there any confusion on Nepali foreign policy since the nation has adopted a non-aligned foreign policy, considering the country’s geographical location like being a yam between two huge boulders, it cannot be said! Nepal’s outstanding foreign policy is guided by Great King Prithivi Narayan Shah. However, since the introduction …

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Trump leaves larger-than-life impress on world stage

By M.R. Josse NEW YORK, NY: U.S. President Donald Trump last week left a larger-than-life footprint on world arena and demonstrated the pre-eminent position that the United States of America occupies on the global stage. For starters, with 20 steps and a handshake, the American head of state became the …

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