‘Nepal should not play between India and China’ Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Jyoti Malhotra, KATHMANDU: Two months after elections in Nepal, the country has finally elected a new prime minister, Sushil Koirala of the Nepali Congress. However, the process of government formation remains incomplete. Former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal speaks to Jyoti Malhotra on Rajya..

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Foreign policy must have economic diplomacy at its core Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Uninterrupted socio-economic progress of the people through economic diplomacy is at the core of foreign relations. Mobilization of its natural and other resources such as water, mountains including Mt Everest, birth place of Lord Buddha among others are at the center of Nepal’s foreign policy..

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UCPN-M can join govt if statute is guaranteed:Haribal Gajurel Friday, January 17th, 2014

Newly elected Constituent Assembly member from Sindhuli-3 Haribal Gajurel, 60, joined the communist movement in 2031 BS. A senior central committee member and incharge of the Production Building and Cooperatives Development of UCPN-Maoist, Gajurel is a powerful member of the party’s establishment..

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“I Am Aligned To The National Interest” :: B. P. Koirala Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Mr. B. P. Koirala's struggle for a party-system in Nepal has had mach publicity as mush, perhaps, abroad, if not more, as at home. Statements after the referendum announcement have not lessened controversies on his democratic leanings. National Star approached his for an interview he obliged with..

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This is a fight for identity: Bimal Gurung Friday, August 30th, 2013

By Probal Basak, Kolkata: After a month-long agitation for the formation of a separate state, Gorkhaland that has immensely affected economic activities in the region, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), has decided to relax the strike for a day. In an interview with Probal Basak, GJM chief, Bimal..

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Difficult Road to Democracy : B.P. Koirala Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Nepal’s feeble cry for democratization was virtually silenced recently in the wake of execution of two Nepali Congress activists, Captain Yagya Bahadur Thapa and Bhim Narain Shrestha. It is significant that the executions were carried out at a time when King Birendra was ostensibly moving towards..

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Eyeing the White House: The Democratic Field Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Not so much hunting season as declaratory season in US politics. The US presidential candidates from the Democratic side are making promises spiced with forced..