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Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them?

 

The struggle between defenders of Khas-Arya dominance and hegemony and proponents of ethnic equality and Madheshi dignity are likely to be a protracted one?

 

Letters of Intent signed at the event totaled US $13.52 billion, a sign of increasing donor confidence in Nepal’s investment climate

 

If all Madheshi leaders come under a single electoral umbrella, it would give the fight for Madheshi rights new boost and legitimacy

 

Nepal could join OBOR for the strategic purpose of asserting her sovereign rights and for enacting her policy of equidistance

 

Increasing wildlife numbers in Nepal are something we must be proud about. However, preservation of this success will depend on more of us joining in. By either being a part of the solution, or by not being a part of the problem

 

The flow of foreign aid augurs poverty and economic burden. Late reports point that 70% of aid ends in providing salaries and only 30% goes to the field. The highest salary drawing personnel come from the host countries themselves

 

Economist Greg Mankiw’s principle that “trade can make everyone better off’’ can be explained in a number, with many examples of individuals and countries that depend on each other for goods and services.

 
Donors, international agencies are blamed for fuelling secessionist demands.  
 

The political leadership has failed to influence the military in Nepal. They ousted monarchy but did not learn how to use the military for the betterment of the nation.

 


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