Nepal and the Rohingya Refugees

Images of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing all manner of atrocities in northern Rakhine state in western Myanmar have flooded television screens and newspapers over the last few months. Over 500,000 Rohingya are believed to have fled in order to escape persecution by the Tatmadaw,..

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Decode Trump To Halt His Access To US Nuclear Codes – OpEd Monday, December 4th, 2017

The future of the world and of humanity is at the mercy of a lunatic. His name is Donald Trump, and he alone has access to the U.S. nuclear codes. Before he does something rash and irreversible with those codes, it is imperative to decode Donald, taking the necessary steps to remove this power from..

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Why India and China Are Watching Nepal’s Elections Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

As Nepal draws closer to electing a new parliament, all eyes are on who will form the next government — the left alliance of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) and CPN (Maoist Center), or the democratic block led by the centrist Nepali Congress (NC) party. New Delhi..

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Did Tariffs Really Cause The American Civil War? – Analysis Monday, November 27th, 2017

In the first episode of the new season of Historical Controversies, which will focus on the sectional crises that led to the Civil War, I gave a brief explanation of my problem with the “Tariff Thesis” for the cause of southern secession. My arguments on the subject were the primary subject of..

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Three years back, when Mr. Modi got the mandate of the people and formed the government, most people expected that he would fulfill his promise to root out corruption in government machinery and public life before long. In the last three years, every measure that Mr. Modi took to ensure..

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Are Tweets Making Everyone Twits? Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Childish oversimplification seems to be spreading throughout public discourse. Maybe it’s the character limits on tweets. Maybe it’s the second limits between commercials. Maybe it’s two-party politics. Maybe it’s an excess of information. Maybe it’s presidential example. Maybe it is, in..

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Feeding Myanmar’s Refugees Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

By Michael Dunford, COX’S BAZAR: The Rohingya refugee camp in the Bangladeshi port city of Cox’s Bazar is a sea of metal roofs as far as the eye can see, shimmering under an unrelenting sun. Mohammed, a 60-year-old resident, greets me outside his new home and thanks me in breathless rasps for..

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India-Pakistan and Nuclear Deterrence equation in Region Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Introduction of Nuclear weapon has transformed the global politics as well as the military power in an expensive way. The primary purpose of acquiring nuclear weapon is to prevent wars among nuclear-capable adversaries through maintaining deterrence stability. The concept which has dominated the..

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China’s Belt and Road Comes to Nepal Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Thanks to a recently signed memorandum of understanding between Nepal and China, Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been discussed as a possible alternative gateway for Nepali access to China, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. Nepal, so far connected to world trade through the southern..

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Murder in Suburbia Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A teenage girl from my hometown in Northern Virginia, a girl identified most prominently as a Muslim, has reportedly been murdered with a baseball bat. We do not know and may never know whether prominent promotion of hatred toward Muslims contributed. The question of whether this was a “hate..

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The Democratic Party’s Death Spiral – OpEd Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The Democratic Party is in a death spiral that it cannot escape. The debacle continues with members of Congress singing lyrics, “Hey Hey Hey Good-bye,” from an old song. The juvenile display showed that they are up to their old tricks. They are again counting on Republican unpopularity to..

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Lumbini Peace Marathon, 12 March 2017 Full Moon Day Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Shakya Muni Buddha Lumbini Peace Marathon has been successfully conducted despite the political turmoil and strikes in the country. Carrying a special Spiritual theme, Lumbini Marathon was held on the day Buddha returned to His Kingdom after attaining Enlightenment. Here are the top 3 timings from..

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Nepali migrant worker found dead in Malaysia Saturday, March 18th, 2017

DHANUSHA: A man from Dhanusha who had gone to Malaysia for work has been found dead in suspicious circumstances. Santosh Singh, 21, from Hansapur Kathapulla of Dhanusha district was found dead in the premises of the house where he had been staying at Puchung, Malaysia, Dhirendra Paswan, who works..

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OFBJP celebrates BJP victory in Artesia Friday, March 17th, 2017

Vijay Patil, LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles chapter of Overseas Friends of BJP, USA, celebrated the grand success of BJP in recent elections in India. A large public function was organized on March 12th, 2017 at The Cake Korner+ Indian Cafe and Bakery in Artesia, which was attended by Senior Leaders of..

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Bhutanese refugee resettled from Nepal killed in US road accident Thursday, February 16th, 2017

DAMAK: A Bhutanese refugee resettled in the United States of America from Nepal has recently been killed in a road accident in Tennessee. The deceased has been identified as Rudra Bahadur Rai (49). The accident had occurred when three cars including the one that Rai was driving collided at around..

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