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Local representatives fail to deliver

By Our Reporter It has already been a year since the elected representatives assumed their offices in the local levels. But the people have not felt their presence as they have failed to deliver as expected by the people. Several factors contribute to the lackluster performance of the local bodies …

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Large crowd atop Mt Everest last week

By Our Reporter As many as 400 climbers reached atop Mt Everest in nine days from May 13 when eight Sherpa first reached the peak after fixing the ropes. Since then, only on May 15 no one could conquer the highest peak owing to bad weather. Around 100 climbers were …

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Will communists’ unification survive for long?

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Kathmandu: The UML and the Maoists Center of Nepal have finally unified and emerged as a intimidating communist power bagging the distinction of being the third in series, after China, Vietnam, communist paraphernalia that at least might have send spine chilling waves in the minds of …

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Unification only for power sharing

By PR Pradhan Chairmen of the newly unified Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) [underline], KP Sharma Oli and Pushpakamal Dahal are sharing much joy after the “historical” unification of the Unified Marxist and Leninist party and the Maoist Center. Understandably, from now onward, Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao are limited within …

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Head fakes and fertile hopes

BY MAILA BAJE You can’t help marveling at our Marxist-Leninist and Maoist comrades. The odds were heavily stacked against unity – ideologically, organizationally and, yes, personally. The drawn-out process almost validated skeptics who considered that promise little more than an electoral ploy. K.P. Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ …

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Brute Theatrics

Three decades of political grandstanding promoted by a pliant media who cannot but carry partisan analyses as coverage of economic policies makes the budget session merely part of the overall dramatics that is our democracy today. Both K.P. Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have separately and jointly introduced fiscal policies …

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Way for New Political Equation

BY P. KHAREL With the unification of two major communist parties into Nepal Communist Party on May 17, Nepali politics will not be the same. Fear and desperation in the non-communist quarters could find non-leftist groups compelled to attempt at a political polarisation of new equation to check the communist …

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Communist unity: hopes, apprehensions and competition

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: In my email inbox, there was a terse item from a correspondent mulling whether – upon the amalgamation of the UML and Maoist Centre into the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) – Nepal has become a South Asian ‘North Korea.’ Though I found that notion simplistic, …

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