Stories By 'Ram Chandra Pokhrel'
The inspiration BP drew from Marx with the central idea of socialism never changed
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Following its rout in the recent local, provincial and federal elections, the Nepali Congress (NC) has been facing several challenges including internal issues that it never before experienced. Meanwhile, the left alliance consisting of the CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre has been put at the helm with an overwhelming majority in Parliament and the provincial and local assemblies. In an address to the nation from the shores of scenic Lake Rara, Prime Minister KP Oli outlined his vision of trans-Himalayan railways, waterway transportation and exploitation of natural resources to boost the rural economy.
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Every year, except under the tenure of the then-prime minister Baburam Bhattarai, Nepal has observed February 18 as ‘Prajatantra Diwas’ or Democracy Day.
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China’s economy emerged as a dynamic force in the overall development of the country after the ‘principle of reforming the economic structure’ was laid down by the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in 1978, and today it is the second largest economy in the world.
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When I landed in Warsaw on the first leg of my Europe tour, the sun was shining which is rare in this part of the world.
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In July this year, I was part of a 15-member delegation from the Nepali Congress (NC) on a visit to the People’s Republic of China on invitation of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC). On our flight to Chengdu, playing ‘hide and seek’ with the clouds and snow-clad mountains, we flew over the vast arid plateau of the Tibetan Autonomous Region—the roof the world.
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