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Oli has enough reasons to smile meanwhile Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K P Oli, who is returning today from the six-day long India visit, must be the least worried man when he lands at the TIA. This incidentally is a departure from what his predecessors used to suffer at the end of similar visit down south. The reason being not..

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Congress has no future sans Koirala family Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: The Congress party is about to convene for general convention to essentially effect a transition at the top, with dog eat dog scenario bringing out the worst in all involved. The best or worst is yet to unfold, though. The party is currently at the crossroads and is thus..

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Hindu renaissance could throw up a baby Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: The blockade imposed by India on Nepal recently has paved way for "normalization" of relations between the two countries for the time being while Nepal could come under yet another wave of change. No one has so far explained why India imposed the blockade although cause..

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Geopolitics, a constant, while leaders change Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: With Prime Minister K P Oli flying to Uttaranchal to have a dekko at the Tehri Dam project, the underlying message is one can expect something as big as that project in Nepal and at the same time give India a big reason to tell Nepal to keep away from China. That brings..

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How visit served Indian interest than that of Nepal Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: The current visit of Prime Minister K P Oli to India can be said to have at best served Indian interest more than it can be said to have served Nepalese interest by any standard. It served Indian interest in the sense, PM Oli did not first go to China and apparently..

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Denouement is nigh Friday, February 19th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K P Oli is in New Delhi on what is now an extended visit that appears to be centered on business for a change. Of course, when Narendra Modi is involved, one cannot expect anything less than more of business generation. Just in the event it turns out to be..

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Dr. ready to take the call Thursday, February 18th, 2016

KATHMANDU: B P scion Dr Shashank Koirala has come out saying he will not hesitate to lead the party if the party workers want him in the forefront based on apprehension about the future. The youngest son of legendary B P never spoke on party matters in the past but apparently has been keeping tab..

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India visit current now and focused on repair job Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K P Oli is flying to New Delhi finally on what is now a five day affair on February 19. It has come to light while the Indian side was trying to cut it two days, the same has been turned into a five-day visit on the insistence of PM Oli. He will be flying on..

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India merely going to wrest the lost initiative Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

KATHMANDU: With the visit of Prime Minister K P Oli to India coming nearer and nearer what has come under more scrutiny and analysis is: Did India benefit from the blockade on Nepal? The answer is a screeching no, given how the step has flared up anti-Indian feeling in Nepal than ever before in..

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PM shuffles India visit with the one to China on the cards soon Monday, February 15th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K P Oli has shown every promise of being made of sterner stuff now in full demo in dealing with traditional tormentor in the garb of friend, India. He has only on Sunday come out saying that he will be visiting China once he comes back from his upcoming..

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Will Oli tell Modi to leave Nepal alone as Indian gift Friday, February 12th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K P Oli is travelling to New Delhi on February 19 in what is his first visit abroad. It was initially said that he would travel to Beijing, making a departure from tradition followed by Nepalese leaders once elected to the top executive post. Had he decided..

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Congress core has a lead rallying figure in K B Thursday, February 11th, 2016

STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU: Sushil Koirala left this world an upright man never compromising over "nation, nationalism and democratic socialism" much like his Sandaju BP. Someone who perhaps knew what he can expect by chasing nationalist agenda he had famously said " I know". The instance whereby he..

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KB could be reinforcement material Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU: The sudden demise of Sushil Koirala has jolted the party mainstream in ways that demands equally impeccable reinforcement if the outfit expects to uphold its very identity in tune with history. Congress party is certainly at the crossroads at a point of time when the..

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Sushil Koirala was a true blue party soldier Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Sushil Koirala left this world in much the same way he lived his life: quietly. Only difference being it was a loud quiet in the sense that someone who had both the ears and the back of his elder cousins B P and later G P Koirala, he was the most heard man in the Congress party. Thrown..

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BP? Who was he? Here’s New Age leader for you! Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Congress party is meeting for its general convention later this month. An event that follows a gargantuan organization churning, the quadrennial affair is suppose to be ending with ideological message and future agenda. Which is to say those who are at the forefront of..

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Truth be told, Delhi effects flip flop on tarai pot pro tem Saturday, February 6th, 2016

STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU: Finding that agitation could push Nepal into deeper and meaningful ties with China, the Indian side has prevailed on the tarai outfits to call off what was petering off as a farcical political stunt. If that was to be a scenario, the Indian side would find itself in..

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Indian media playing second fiddle to mount pressure on Oli Friday, February 5th, 2016

STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU: In what points out at how Indian media works in tandem with government of the day to intimidate neighbors, currently it is common to see "tailored" reports about Nepal in Indian newspapers to step up pressure on K P Oli-led government to bow out or capitulate. Reports are..

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Oh boy! Koirala corners rivals into asking for favor Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba could be in for huge shock at the end of the party general convention shortly given what transpired in a meeting between Sushil Koirala and Ram Chandra Paudel organized by Dr Shashank Koirala on Monday. Early indications suggest..

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In a first, Oli remains an enigma to Indians Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

KATHMANDU: In what is assuredly the first, Prime Minister K P Oli has proved to be an enigma for the Indian ruling establishment which is keen to have him visit India but not yet sure how to go about since he is proving he is made up of sterner stuff and not likely to sign on the dotted line once..

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Why with friend like India, Nepal does not need any enemy Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU-LOS ANGELES: The longstanding blockade imposed by India can be expected to take anti-Indian feeling in Nepal to a new height while it may not be reversed given the reality behind it and irreparable damage done to certain level of bonhomie. Undeniably speaking, Indians..

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