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P Kharel

The contributor for Republica.

Roll-call of protocol practices

Published On: July 23, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: P Kharel

It is public knowledge that Nepal’s ambassadorial appointments are largely auctioned to highest bidder among cronies and those showered with nepotism rather than merit

Much ado about a routine

Published On: July 9, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: P Kharel

What is there for the Chinese to find substantively significant in this government that they did not see in previous governments?

Indian press: Then and now

Published On: June 27, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: P Kharel

The face and landscape of the Indian press got exposed after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi clamped a countrywide emergency rule close to midnight on June 25, 1975

To Beijing for ritual

Published On: June 14, 2018 12:30 PM NPT By: P Kharel

Oli reminds Beijing of leopards not changing their spots, whereas New Delhi embraces him as a prodigal son back on track after straying onto the wrong meadow in 2015

Will monarchy return?

Published On: May 29, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: P Kharel

Talks continue on giving monarchy some space in the spirit of the 1990 constitution. India, China and the US have discussed this issue in twos but not collectively

Benefit of doubt

Published On: April 6, 2018 12:49 PM NPT By: P Kharel

For a man with a perceived reputation for being “overly pro-Indian”--as painted by a section of Kathmandu’s scribing community--until he first donned the mantle of prime minister in the autumn of 2016, Khadga Prasad Oli attracts wide attention and intense interest from audiences both at home and abroad, especially in the immediate neighbourhood, as he begins, today, his first foreign visit after taking that office  for the second time.