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‘द युनिभर्सल गुड्नेस् अफ् म्यान्’

हिमाल खबरपत्रिका (२२-२८ भदौ, २०७६) बाट ‘राष्ट्र राम्रो बनोस्; नियम–कानून पालना र समाज जागरुक होस्’ भनिरहने हामी नागरिक आफैं चाहिं कस्ता रहेछौं नि ! भनिन्छ — नेपालीहरू अराजक छन्, नियम पालना गर्दैनन्, बसभाडा तिर्न रुचाउँदैनन्, नक्कली विद्यार्थी परिचय पत्र बोक्छन्, ‘क्यू’ मा बस्नेको खिलाफमा छन्, आदि । तर, मेरा एक मित्र छन्, जसको दर्शनको आधार
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उदारवादी तानाशाह आइदिए हुन्थ्यो कि भन्ने कुरा छोडिदिऔँ

उज्यालो (भदौ १५, २०७६ आइतबार) बाट अर्थतन्त्र बलियो बनाउनका लागि राजनीतिक स्थायित्व चाहिन्छ । त्यसमा पनि लोकतान्त्रिक स्थायित्व । भौतिक जीवन उकास्ने नै समृद्धि हो । आध्यात्मिक र सुख शान्तिका कुरा व्यक्तिगत हुन् । राज्यको तर्फबाट दिने भनेको भौतिक समृद्धि नै हो । ऐतिहासिक कालदेखि नै भौतिक समृद्धि वा राम्रो जीवनयापन दिलाउन सक्ने क्षमता हाम्रो
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Indian elections, South Asian concerns

From The Hindu (17 April, 2019) The rest of South Asia wants the very best of democracy for India, plus to share in the peace dividend, growth and camaraderie The staggering scale of the election that is under way in India with just under a billion voters is hard for the mind to grapple with,
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From The Hindu (4 December, 2018) India-Pakistan rapprochement and the South Asian future require subnational engagement, starting with Punjab For a flickering moment in the last week of November, it seemed as if Congress provocateur and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu might set the geopolitical agenda, when he unabashedly spoke of the need for India
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The rationalism of regionalism

From Turning Points (2016) Bangladesh and its people perhaps own SAARC’s concept and organisation more than the other societies of Southasia. The idea of regional cooperation, originally taking seed in such post-1971 initiatives as the Shimla agreement between India and Pakistan in 1972 and the tripartite agreement between Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in April 1974,
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From The Hindu (12 November, 2018) The December election will decide whether Bangladesh can protect its socio-economic advance, democratically From the outside, Bangladesh appears a country where democratic stability has ushered economic progress and shed the ‘basket case’ tag carried since its birth in 1971. Bangladesh no longer makes news for mass deaths from famines,
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To be an environmental world power

From The Hindu (5 June, 2018) Cross-border environmentalism is crucial for South Asia, but India is not inclined to take the lead Ecological ruin is on a gallop across South Asia, with life and livelihood of nearly a quarter of the world’s population affected. Yet, our polities are able to neither fathom nor address the
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From Frontline (14 March, 2018) Interview with Kanak Mani Dixit, Nepali publisher, writer and editor. By R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN KANAK MANI DIXIT’S is a pre-eminent voice for democracy and freedom of the press in South Asia. An outspoken critic of the establishment, he was arrested in 2016. Notable rights bodies describe this as a case of
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Confusion in cockpit possibly led to the Nepal plane crash

From The Hindu (12 March, 2018) Final conversation between pilot and the Air Traffic Controller indicates a misunderstanding about the airport’s runway Confusion within the cockpit of the U.S.-Bangla Airline plane may have been the primary cause of Monday’s accident, which took the lives of dozens and will clearly make an impact on the tourism
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