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Hills must not be split from the Terai: Shashanka Koirala Friday, February 17th, 2017

A scion of the Koirala family, Shashanka Koirala is the general-secretary of the Nepali Congress and a lawmaker from Nawalparasi district in the Terai. A soft-spoken and suave politician, junior Koirala has shown reservations about an array of issues that his president Sher Bahadur Deuba is pushing..

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Should California Secede? An Interview with David Swanson Friday, February 10th, 2017

On November 21st, California secessionists calling themselves “Yes California” filed papers with the California Secretary of State proposing a November 2018 ballot measure that would ask registered voters whether California should secede from the US and become its own nation. If passed, the..

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Nancy Pelosi Backs Bombings But Views Impeachment as Inhumane Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The last time Nancy Pelosi took impeachment off the proverbial table was 10 years ago. At that time, I reported on an unusual incident: Stage set: a dining room at left, an office at right A woman enters the office where the phone is ringing. She answers it. NP: Hello? Why do you ask? Yes, I'm..

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Patriots, forgive me. I am Canadian now but I still love Nepal Monday, February 6th, 2017

(Writer Manjushree Thapa talks about identity politics and the challenges of being an outsider with insight) Not everyone forms an attachment to the country that they happen, by chance, to be from. That is a choice we make – if we get to make it at all and are not stateless or undocumented or..

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Everything happens for a Reason :: By Anusha Karki Friday, October 14th, 2016

On Tuesday the 8th of July, I was born in Biratnagar, Nepal. For few years, I was raised by my grandparents Naranath Prasai and Rewati Maya Prasai with the help of my aunts while my mom was finishing her N.I.S Diploma Course in Athletics in Kolkata, India which our family is very proud of while..

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‘Dear Chairman Mao, Please Think About What You Are Doing’ Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

In September 1966, four months after late supreme leader Mao Zedong unleashed the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) on China, plunging the nation into a decade of political violence and social turmoil, a foreign language university student named Wang Rongfen wrote him a letter...

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‘Why Do You Insist on Treating Me Like The Enemy?’ Friday, March 11th, 2016

A rights lawyer detained after calling for a trial by jury system in China has arrived in the United States. Chen Taihe, who hails from the southwestern region of Guangxi, was reunited with his family in San Francisco after learning that the charges against him would be dropped, according to U.S...

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‘There is no reason why I should hesitate to lead the party’ Sunday, February 28th, 2016

KATHMANDU: B P scion Dr Shashank Koirala has come out saying he will not hesitate to lead the party if the party workers want him in the forefront based on apprehension about the future. The youngest son of legendary B P never spoke on party matters in the past but apparently has been keeping tab..

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Angelina Jolie returns to Cambodia as director Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

BATTAMBANG, (AP): Between bites of spicy Cambodian curry and fried fish with rice, Angelina Jolie Pitt explains how this tiny country with a tumultuous past changed the course of her life. She first visited Cambodia 16 years ago to portray “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” — the gun-toting,..

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Creative Anti-Nazism Friday, August 18th, 2017

The people of Durham , N.C., have the right idea. Not only have they taken down a Confederate war statue themselves, but they’ve lined up en masse to turn themselves..