Politics of Pre-emption?

By Maila Baje - Khadka is the last surviving leader who stepped out of that aircraft on that cold December day with B.P. Koirala seeking national reconciliation in 1976. To many ears, B.P. and Hindu statehood probably don’t seem to go together well. Yet could they be a winning combination

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नेपालीको शिर झुकेको समय

बबिता बस्नेत — मुलुकलाई राजनीतिक रूपले कमजोर र आर्थिक रूपले धराशयी बनाउनमा गिरिजाप्रसाद कोइरालाको ठूलो योगदान छ । अहिले हाम्रो देशमा जे–जे भइरहेको छ, त्यो त्यही १२ बुँदे सम्झौताको परिणाम हो । हामीकहाँ १२ बुँदे सम्झौता गर्न हुने या १२ बुँदेचाहिँ हामीले गरिदिनुपर्ने अनि १६ बुँदे सम्झौता हुँदाचाहिँ हामीलाई सोध्नुसम्म

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New Constitution: Failure of 12-Point Agreement

By Maila Baje — We need the new constitution to be promulgated soon to mark the official failure of the experiments spawned by the 12-Point Agreement. Against the multi-pronged attacks the notion of a ‘new’ Nepal has exposed itself to, the ‘old’ nation continues to acquire its own luster. Sure,

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राजा महेन्द्रको पूजा सुरु गर !

भरत दाहाल — हे विदेशी खेतालाहरू ! अब तिम्रो प्राण महेन्द्रपथले मात्र जोगाउने देखिन्छ । राजा महेन्द्रको पूजा गर्न सुरु गर ! तिम्रा मानसपिता विदेशीहरूबाट देशविरोधी कुरामात्र सिकिन्छ, जसको नतिजा आज भोगिरहेका छौँ तर महेन्द्रका राम्रा कुरा सिक्दा देशका लागि सिकिन्छ । किनभने तिम्रा मानसपिताहरू नेपालविरोधी हुन्, राजा महेन्द्र नेपाली

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Nepali Maoists Protégé: Int’l Community

By Maila Baje — All in all, within his first 100 days in office, Dahal had met with the leaders of China, India and the United States, the three principal drivers of the country’s destiny. Civil society leaders sung paeans to the purity of the Maoists’ pursuit of violence in

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China’s Sea Activity Puts Region On Edge

By Reuters NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is speeding up a navy modernization program and leaning on its neighbors to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as nations in the region become increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess. Just months after a stand-off along the disputed border

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China in SAARC: Trouble for India!

By Iftikhar Gilani India may have taken solace in effectively isolating Pakistan at the recently concluded SAARC summit at Kathmandu by forcing a reluctant Islamabad into inking pacts on energy cooperation. However, the hush-hush tones of certain countries to pitch in for including China as a ninth member in the

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India’s Strategic Pivot To The Indo Pacific

By Dr. Subhash Kapila India’s “Strategic Pivot to the Indo Pacific” stands signified with the dramatic strategic and political outreach made by Prime Minister Modi during his recent visit to Australia and forging a substantial India-Australia Strategic Partnership. Fortuitously, with both India and Australia headed by two dynamic Prime Ministers,

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Obama’s Republic Day visit will be a disaster for India

By Rajeev Srinivasan I must admit I was startled by the news that US President Barack Obama has accepted the invitation to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day 2015. This is quite out of character for both Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I had imagined that the

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China fields top Nepalese politicians, diplomats in a bid to enter SAARC

By Shubhajit Roy, Yubaraj Ghimire Not content with being an observer at SAARC, China has fielded top Nepalese politicians and diplomats to push for its membership at the eight-member grouping’s summit here. While China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhen Min will lead the delegation to SAARC, the Asia Pacific Daily,

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China’s push for SAARC membership: Anxiety for India

By Deepak Gajurel The 'Sleeping Tiger' seems awaken, at least in the context of Beijing's relations with South Asian nations. Chinese push for elevation from Observer's status in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) to a full-fledge member of this 8-member grouping has created a storm of uproar overshadowing

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US-India Mutual Defense Treaty

By John Yoo and Riddhi Dasgupta Amid the falling out between Pakistan and the United States and China’s rise, there is no better time for the two powerful democracies to develop a strong alliance. India’s recently elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi just enjoyed a very successful visit to the United

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Pakistan Uses ‘Proxy Forces’ in India and Afghanistan!

By Ankit Panda — The Pentagon released a report earlier this week that directly condemns Pakistan for its use of terrorist proxies against India. The report, titled “Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan,” is atypically candid and is intended for consumption by U.S. legislators. While a growing chorus of

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