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Mahabir Paudyal

America is watching

November 29, 2018 01:30 AM

Nepal will have to watch not only how India is responding to Nepal’s engagement with China but also be mindful that United States is watching us as much

Wary of China, US wants South Asia to join Indo-Pacific Strategy

November 13, 2018 06:00 AM

WASHINGTON DC/HONOLULU, Nov 13: United States officials including defense strategists and members of the intelligentsia have called on South Asian nations to make the right choice while entering into infrastructure development cooperation with China.

We need to do more for Nepal: US officials

November 3, 2018 08:38 AM

WASHINGTON DC, Nov 3: Recognizing Nepal's strategic importance, top officials from the US Department of State and US Agency for International Development have stated that they need to do for Nepal much more than they have been doing at the moment. The American officials expressed such views in an interaction with a group of visiting journalists from four South Asian countries—Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka -- last week.

The blockade: Lessons unlearned

September 27, 2018 01:30 AM

For a country that has suffered thrice because of blockade, blockade should not be a mere tool for certain leaders to capitalize during the elections, rise to power and lead the government

When the government fails

September 6, 2018 01:30 AM

Oli has failed to deliver on governance front. He seems weak despite being powerful and helpless despite having two-thirds majority support in the parliament

Warning on the wall

August 2, 2018 01:30 AM

Generations of the 60s and the 70s grew up blaming Girija Prasad Koirala for mishandling democracy. This generation will grow up blaming Oli for doing nothing

Congress must rise

July 11, 2018 01:30 AM

What Congress leaders would have us believe as authoritarianism is actually hubris, arrogance and total disregard to public concerns which every party has displayed while in power

A year of struggle: How Qatar is coping up with blockade

June 5, 2018 07:31 AM

KATHMANDU, June 5: Tuesday marks the completion of Qatar’s one year of struggle against the blockade imposed on it by its Arab neighbors and co-founders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, along with their ally, Egypt. They abruptly cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed travel and trade bans.

Who saved Nepal?

June 4, 2018 00:05 AM

Nepal has been able to keep its sovereignty intact (to whatever extent that is), out of some tricks, some bit of wisdom and some bit of foresight displayed by our predecessors

Living with China

May 16, 2018 00:45 AM

Great Indian irony is that when Nepal seeks to diversify trade with China and attract Chinese FDI, they take it as an intrusion on their area of influence

To Modi, with memories

May 3, 2018 01:30 AM

What PM Modi will do and say during the visit will largely determine how Nepal and Nepalis will cope with bitter memories of blockade

Rot runs deep

March 21, 2018 01:30 AM

Good thing is that Parajuli is gone. Bad thing is that actors who elevated Parajuli to that most important post are active and unapologetic

Rebuilding history

February 16, 2018 12:50 PM

Three years ago, if you happened to be walking westward from the New Road junction you would be greeted with Malla era palaces on your right. You would stop for a while to admire the magnificent architecture you had read about in history books back in school. If you went further west, you would walk past a white palatial structure on your right. At the end, security personnel would be guarding the entrance.

Think beyond China

February 7, 2018 01:24 AM

The idea of China card or India card has become obsolete. It is time to think of the alternative.