Stories By 'Naresh Koirala'
Nepal needs investment to make economic advancement but overdependence on any single country could land Nepal in the debt trap
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In the early evening of the 30th of October, 1968 a Royal Nepal Army jeep drove down the steep dirt driveway to late Tarini Koirala’s house in Chabahil, Kathmandu.
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Congratulations, Mr KP Oli, on becoming Prime Minister! You have declared that rapid economic development will be your government’s top priority. But we know from experience that economic development without good governance is a pipe dream.
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Dr. Govinda KC’s fourteenth hunger strike ended with the signing of yet another agreement between him and the Government of Nepal (GoN).
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The elections are over. The communist alliance decimated the Nepali Congress (NC) led by Sher Bahadur Deuba. The NC suffered its worst electoral defeat ever.
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Dr Govinda KC reminds me of Socrates—the relentless critique of maleficence in the Athenian State. Socrates was, in words attributed to him in Plato’s Apology, a “gadfly” attached to the Athenian state. Unable to silence him, the Athenian authority charged him for corrupting the mind of the young and sentenced him to death by poisoning.
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