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Governance under “loktantra”!

By P. R. Pradhan Beloved leader Baburam Bhattarai is the father of the word “loktnatra”. Besides this, biased Bhattarai has also introduced the word “lokmarga” instead of “rajmarga” [highway] when he presented the country’s budget at the capacity of a finance minister. It seems, he didn’t want to hear the …

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Indian election outcome and U.S.-Iran tensions

By MR Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: By the time this column sees light of day, the outcome of India’s marathon, seven-phase election would have been officially announced. Given the significant place India occupies in the international order, it is only natural that there should be intense attention on the matter – …

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Loud thinking on the party line

By Maila Baje If the cart hurtled with an extra jolt before the steed in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) this week, at least our comrades were trying to instill some horse sense into it all. Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel, a two-time general secretary of the erstwhile Communist Party …

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From Far & Near

BY SHASHI MALLA • Indian Aggression in Nepal’s Far West A report in the Nepalese daily Republica (May 18, 2019) has highlighted the naked Indian aggression taking place on a daily basis in Lipulekh/Kalapani in Nepal’s far western region bordering the Indian state of Uttarkhand. This is also where Nepal, …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel From Satya Mohan People are amazed by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the Man of the Century, cultural expert Satya Mohan Joshi even as stepped into his 100th spring last fortnight. He can also be candid in making comments. At a time distortion of history has …

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And now, an ‘ISIS’ province in India?

BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: There have been very potent developments here in America, both in terms of the recent escalation in the ‘trade war’ between the United States and China, as well as the unseemly showdown between Congress and the Executive Branch. These events are doubtless at the front …

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When history and geography collide

By Maila Baje With Nepal on the cusp of the traditionally portentous month of Jestha, political battle lines of sorts have been drawn at the individual, institutional and international levels. Fresh from an enthusiastic reception up north rejuvenation, President Bidya Devi Bhandari landed in a storm over her purported imperious …

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Well done!

By PR Pradhan Local residents in the Chabhil-Jorpati area organised a violent agitation last week by capturing the road disrupting vehicular movement in the area protesting against the authorities’ reluctance to black-top the road. The road expansion project was halted due to the negligence of the contractors and government officials …

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