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When will Deuba become PM?

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By Our Reporter Under the strong pressure of NC president SherBahadurDeuba, PM PushpakamalDahalwas planning to tender resignation on Tuesday by addressing the Parliament. As UML created obstacle in running the parliament business, Dahal was unable to address the Parliament.  Dahal could tender resignation to President VidyaBhandari if he had really …

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Will Rastriya Janata Party Nepal participate in elections?

By Our Reporter The second phase local poll is just three weeks away, but it is still not certain whether the Rastriya Janata Party, Nepal, the new party of six Madhes-based parties, will take part in the poll is still uncertain. The RJP has been demanding that the election should …

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Gen Thapa next CoAS?

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By Our Reporter The government extended the tenure of the Chief of General Staff (CGS) Gen Baldevraj Mahat and Chief of Staff (CoS) Gen Purnachandra Thapa. Mahat was going to be retired on 23 July this year if the government had not extended his tenure. Mahat’s tenure has been extended …

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Deep Basnyat new CIAA chief

By Our Reporter Deep Basnyat has assumed office as the chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) after taking oath of office on Monday. The Constitutional Council on last Tuesday had recommended Basnyat for the post of the CIAA chief. Basnyatwas working as the acting chief …

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Government to announce full Budget

By Our Reporter The caretaker government has prepared to launch a full budget for the next fiscal year on May 29. The government decided to table the budget amidst debate whether the government can present budget before holding the local poll slated for June 14. However, the Election Commission has …

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Money matters in election

By Our reporter In the first phase of local level elections, according to an estimate, one candidate spent a minimum of ten million rupees in small municipalities. In Kathmandu like cities, the candidates are said to have spent tens of millions of rupees to influence the voters. Basically, the big …

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How to swap horses midstream (and not)

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By Maila Baje Having overseen the first round of our high-profile local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is all set to hand over the premiership to SherBahadurDeuba this week. Our Maoist chief says he is bound by a power-sharing deal he struck with the Nepali Congress president last …

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A dismal scenario

By D.M. Thapa It is good that at least some local bodies now have elected individuals, though of course again the traditional political parties — the CPN (UML) and the Nepali Congress — have dominated the scenario. The thing is the representatives of these parties are no better than the …

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Future of RPP

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By PR Pradhan Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) is a party having nationwide network. The two political parties RPP and RPPN, after unification, had emerged as the fourth force in the present parliament. Many well-wishers had expected that in the present local elections, RPP would emerge as the third force. Contrary …

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Random Thoughts on Nepal’s Local Polls

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By Prabasi Nepali Moderate Rouhani Wins Decisively in Iran Last Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory as voters overwhelmingly supported his efforts to rebuild foreign relations and at the same time propel the struggling economy. He won 23.5 million votes – 57 percent – compared to …

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