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Prachanda back at the Nepali wheel

By Rattan Saldi On 04 August, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda, began his second innings as Nepal’s Prime Minister, and he has just about nine months to sort out knotty problems K.P. Sharma Oli government of CPN (UML) – led coalition … Continue reading

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Oli Goes, Triggers New Polarization

The events leading to Oli’s resignation prove the adage that there are no permanent friends or foes in politics. Continue reading

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Nepal PM In Search Of Survival Mantra

By R C Saldi Kathmandu/New Delhi, 22 July: The No Confidence Motion against Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli registered on July 13 was to come up in Parliament for debate and voting on the 21st -the day when the … Continue reading

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Does BJP Want Minority and Dalit Votes?

by Atul Cowshish The Bharatiya Janata Party always seemed to believe that it did not require the Muslim minority vote and it did not have to bank on Dalit support because its solid Hindu vote bank was sufficient to keep … Continue reading

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Oli in Minority, Kathmandu needs to revisit its polity

By Malladi Rama Rao New Delhi, 21 July : This must be the nth time that the Maoists have withdrawn support from the K.P. Oli government (or for that matter any government in Nepal).   Refusing to recognise the dynamics of … Continue reading

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How a Brexit Would Undermine Europe’s Balance of Power

By Adriano Bosoni Britain’s approaching referendum has led to rampant speculation about the economic and financial consequences of a vote to leave the European Union. And indeed, in the wake of a Brexit, uncertainty — the archenemy of economic growth … Continue reading

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REXIT in Sycophancy Raj

By Atul Cowshish It came as no surprise when the governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, announced that he will be quitting his post on September 4 when he completes his three-year term, ending the speculation over a … Continue reading

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A Hong Kong Bookseller Confronts Beijing

Protesters in Hong Kong are once again back on the streets, directing their ire at Beijing. This time, demonstrations were sparked by the detention of bookseller Lam Wing-kee, apprehended by mainland authorities last year in connection with the distribution of … Continue reading

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Why the Islamic State Is Weaker Than It Seems

*In Syria, the Islamic State will continue to lose cities and vital territory. **The group will react to its losses by relying more heavily on insurgent and terrorist tactics, ensuring that it remains a serious threat. ***The continued disenfranchisement of … Continue reading

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IS Seeks to Expand Its Reach in Bangladesh

As has been the case elsewhere, however, established jihadist groups in Bangladesh pose a challenge to the Islamic State’s ambitions Continue reading

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B’ desh Jamaat Racing Against Time, History

The Jamaat-e-Islami has even appointed lobbyists in the West to carry on motivated campaign against the war crimes trial and also against the Awami League (AL) government. The Jamaat has been spending lavishly to build anti-government opinion in the international arena. Continue reading

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