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Trump’s Mission of Distraction: Finding the Anonymous Author Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The Trump presidency has proven to be a set of publicity driven punctuations and blows, riddled by distractions contrived and accidental. Controversy and accusation characterise the next revelation, the next announcement that might throw journalists off the scent, confounded enemies off the trail...

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Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela Friday, September 7th, 2018

The irresistible allure of invasion and interference has never been far from US law makers. The imperium needs its regular feed and what a feed it has been over the decades, notably within the sphere of influence discomfortingly termed Washington’s backyard. The current US president has shown..

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Ralph Nader: Letter To President Donald Trump – OpEd Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Dear President Trump, There is a double peril for consumer safety and our national security for you to ponder during your Labor Day vacation. First, the New York Times reported that China is withholding samples of a dangerous flu virus—the lethal H7N9 avian flu—from U.S. health authorities. A..

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Nepal-China transit agreement protocol in final phase

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the government officials from Nepal and China to finalize the transit and transport agreement protocol between the two countries kicked off in the capital city Thursday. The discussion moving ahead in a positive manner, said head of the Nepali delegation and Joint..

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PRICE INCREASE OF PETROL AND DIESEL INEVITABLE IN INDIA Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The price of petrol and diesel for the consumers have now reached the highest level so far in India. The media and several political parties are accusing Narendra Modi government for the steep price rise , as if it is responsible for this situation. Obviously, the angry and pledged critics do not..

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Battling Contamination: Erin Brockovich Down Under Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

The Australian press have been in a state of drooling ecstasy. Part of it is because Australia can be relevant, however negative it might be, to their monster cousin, defender and protector known as the United States. This time, its cultural - in the legal sense. Erin Brockovich has found herself..

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The Carnival of Homelessness: How the Filthy Rich React Saturday, September 1st, 2018

An aggressive sign of an affluent society can usually be gauged by its invidious misuse of its privilege. Poverty is deemed necessary, and the rich must try to understand it. To be privileged is to be guilty, a tickling of the conscience as the pennies pile up and the assets grow; and from that..

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The Dual Victims Of Wartime Rape – OpEd Friday, August 31st, 2018

In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 25-year-old Meher breastfeeds her newborn. Her daughter’s name is Yasmin, the Muslim namesake for the fragrant jasmine flower. “She is my baby, she is completely mine, and I love her,” she says, “but when I look at her, I also remember the horrors.” Yasmin..

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Banning Chelsea Manning: The Dubious Tests of Character

National security advocates have been crotchety ever since the release of Chelsea Manning for a sentence they hoped would go the full, crushing 35 years. Her sins were intimately tied up with making WikiLeaks the publisher of fame, less than fortune: the disclosure of 750,000 classified diplomatic..

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John McCain’s Imperial Complex Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Obituaries are not the best places to identify faults unless they assume the form of a hatchet job. The opposite is more often the case: worshipful and respectful to the point of being cloying. As the tears dry, and the sobs of reflection pass, the figure transmogrifies. For a politician, aspects..

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18th ASIAD: Nepal clinches silver in paragliding

KATHMANDU: The Nepali team contesting in the last round of paragliding of the ongoing 18th ASIAD (Asian Games) in Indonesia has bagged silver medal. With this, Nepal has secured second silver in the 67 years of Asian Games history. First one was clinched by Sabita Rajbhandari in the Games held in..

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Ambushing Pope Francis: The Accusations of Cardinal Viganò Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

“Now that the corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy, my conscience dictates that I reveal those truths.” -Cardinal Carlo Maria Viganò, Aug 25, 2018 It could be called the apology drive, a journey of institutional contrition. Pope Francis’ Ireland trip has seeped..

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Modern Memories: The Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1968 Monday, August 27th, 2018

It was a year of manic tumult. Students revolted in Paris and other global capitals; the Tet Offensive permanently impaired the US war effort in Vietnam, at least on the home front; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were both felled by assassins’ bullets in the United States. “What..

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ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS-WHO IS RIGHT AND WHO IS WRONG? Sunday, August 26th, 2018

It is one year now since the Rohingya refugee crisis erupted, when Myanmar military cracked down on the terrorists operating in Rakhine state, that sparked mass exodus of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to camps in Bangladesh. Rohingya militants staged attacks on Myanmar police posts on..

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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..