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China tells Nepal what to do :: By Yubaraj Ghimire

China has sent a clear message to Nepal that it is keen to invest in the country but would like a secure environment for that. It has candidly prescribed some bilateral and internal arrangements. Chinese authorities recently told Nepal’s visiting Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam that a..

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PARENTS, TELEVISION AND CULTURAL CHANGE :: ANALYSIS Sunday, October 26th, 2014

By Esther Hauk and Giovanni Immordino :: The idea that television can transform culture has been prominent in the political debate, an unregulated television industry being perceived as a threat to cultural diversity. A common argument for maintaining public television is to ensure the supply of..

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TACKLING NUCLEAR TERRORISM IN SOUTH ASIA :: ANALYSIS

By Feroz Hassan Khan and Emily Burke :: Since India and Pakistan conducted their nuclear tests in 1998, every danger associated with nuclear weapons – proliferation, instability, and terrorism – has been linked to the region. And despite nuclear deterrence and the modernization of nuclear..

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How to perform Lakshmi Puja on Dipawali! :: By Ritika Handoo Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The season has changed, the lights have been lit—smile and dress-up because the festival of lights is knocking on your door. On this festive day, be prepared to please the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity, fortune and luxury—Lakshmi. Diwali is synonymous with sweets, fire-crackers, gifts..

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NEPAL: INSTITUTIONALIZING HUMAN RIGHTS :: OPED

Dr. Gyan Basnet :: In Nepal, for the second time the constitution-making process is under way with great hopes of a new dynamic document emerging from the constituent assembly. The deadline is again just around the corner. However, big questions are currently being asked by the people: will the..

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Is A New Constitution In Making? :: By Siddhi B Ranjitkar

Whether a new constitution would be promulgated on time or not entirely depend on the ruling two-thirds majority government. The leaders of the ruling parties were in direct campaign against ethnic people, and federalism and multi-religion and multi-language going against the aspirations of the..

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Nextdoor Nepal: In reverse gear :: By Yubaraj Ghimire

Maoist chief Prachanda swallowed his pride when he gave up his earlier claim to permanent leadership of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC), accepting that its stewardship would be transferred to other parties on rotation. But even in retreat, he inflicted a blow on the leadership of the..

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SRI LANKAN TAMILS SHOULD ENDORSE GOTABAYA GOVERNMENT Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Worldwide, Sri Lankan people are being complimented for exercising their franchise peacefully and with decorum during the recent Presidential election., Indian Prime..