Stories By 'ACHYUT WAGLE'
Since Maoists raised arms two decades ago, Nepal’s political course for the first time looks convincingly optimistic. Scheduled polls, for local levels in Province 2 on September 18, and two phases of simultaneous voting for provincial and federal legislatures on November 26 and December 7 are expected to sail through. This is primarily due to lately dawned wisdom in the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), a coalition of Madhes-based parties.
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US may be shifting from democracy building to strategic military implementation in South Asia
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Nepal is one of the very few countries in the world that has failed to learn any lessons from her history of disaster and her unpreparedness for them, thanks primarily due to the absence of institutional memory in this nation. Natural disasters in Nepal—earthquakes, floods, landslides and fires in particular—occur largely in predictable cycles.
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If the standoff between China and India at Doklam on the China-India-Bhutan tri-junction is any indication, the chance of the 21st century becoming the Asian Century is slim.
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Private sector ports are making attractive offers to Nepali overseas traders
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Historically, Indian public opinion towards China has invariably remained one of distrust and paranoia.
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