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A Nepal-India win-win

From The Hindu (20 February, 2018) The new Prime Minister in Kathmandu needs a hands-off New Delhi to ensure mutually beneficial stability and growth Without doubt, like every nation-state, India seeks its own advantage in international relationships, including within the South Asian region. But the repeated experience is that of New Delhi generating animosities, with
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Truth to populist power

From The Kathmandu Post (19 February, 2018) A civil society shaped by Panchayat era ethos must develop clarity and courage on the path to implementing the new Constitution Feb 19, 2018-Once upon a time, we had the political generation that sought to stabilize and democratize Nepal by bringing down the Rana regime. Subsequent generations have
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1 November 2017, Kathmandu We concerned citizens of Kathmandu express our outrage that the Rohingya people of Burma have once again been subjected to depopulation in Rakhine State, with more than 600,000 fleeing across the border into Bangladesh in the last two months alone. Another 150,000 are in internment camps in Rakhine State. Including 250,000
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मितिः १५ कात्तिक, २०७४, काठमाडौं हामी काठमाडौंवासी नागरिकहरूको छिमेक देश बर्माको रखाईन राज्यमा बस्ने रोहिंग्या समुदायमाथि भइरहेको दमन र त्यसबाट सिर्जित मानवीय संकटबारे गम्भीर आपत्ति छ। गत दुई महीनामा मात्रै ६ लाखभन्दा बढी रोहिंग्या विस्थापित भई बाङ्लादेश आइपुगेका छन् भने करीब डेढ लाख बर्माभित्र आन्तरिक शिविरमा राखिएका छन्। विगतदेखि नै बाङ्लादेशको शरणार्थी क्याम्पमा बस्ने साढे
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Tail wags the dog in Kathmandu

From The Hindu (10th October, 2017) As Nepal’s left-wing parties strike a surprise pact, New Delhi should let the electoral process play out The Dasain (Dushhera) holiday was a time of a secretive exercise in Kathmandu between the leaders of the mainstream left Communist Party of Nepal (Unified-Marxist Leninist) and the Communist Party of Nepal
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Rebooting India-Nepal ties

From The Hindu (21st August, 2017) Indian interventionism having backfired, the Nepal PM’s visit is an opportunity to raise the level of bilateral ties Nepal is run by a revolving door of political leaders who have weakened the polity and economy over the years, but who did battle the odds to promulgate a new Constitution.
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From National Herald [Commemorative Edition; 1st July, 2017] Subcontinental regionalism is good for India as well as its neighbours, but it cannot be achieved by blind-siding Pakistan The post-colonial countries of Southasia are recent formations, even as they together represent an ancient civilisation. India and Pakistan became independent in 1947, Sri Lanka-as Ceylon-the year after,
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From The Hindu (20 May, 2017) If there were more curiosity about Nepal in Delhi circles, there’d be fewer geopolitical blunders and self-goals Many Western diplomats and development-walas, cheered on by their Kathmandu plaudits, tend to portray Nepal as a failed or failing state. The alternative view would describe a resilient polity finding its balance
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From The Times of India (timesofindia.com, 03 May, 2017) Nepal will be holding local body elections under its new constitution later this month. Kanak Mani Dixit, Kathmandu-based writer, publisher and civil rights activist, spoke to Nalin Mehta on the importance of Nepal’s local elections, the challenges in the Nepal-India relationship and the China factor in Kathmandu: How would you
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सेतोपाटी: नेपालको डिजिटल पत्रिका (२२ मंसिर, २०७३) बाट नेपालका ‘राजनेता’ ले जनतालाई पासोमा पार्ने गरी महत्वपूर्ण पदहरूमा नियुक्ति गर्दै मुलुकमा बेथिति र जथाभावीपन भित्र्याएको कसैबाट छिपेको छैन। कतै दलीय भागबन्डा, कतै भ्रष्टाचार, कतै आसेपासेको पालनपोषण त कतै विदेशी दबाब समेतका कारण सरासर अनुपयुक्त व्यक्तिहरूलाई देश बनाउन–बिगार्न सक्ने पदमा स्थापना गर्दै समाजमा लादेका छन्, नेताहरूले। यस्तै
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