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NOC officials are likely to be in the soup

By Our Reporter The Nepal Oil Corporation and its boss Gopla Khadka are now in the soup after the media exposed their irregularities amounting to  Rs 670 million  in the procurement of  pieces of land  in Rupandehi, Chitwan, Sarlahi and Jhapa districts for Rs 1.61 billion. The corrupt officials have …

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Two elections at once

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has advised to the Election Commission to hold provincial and federal parliament’s elections together to save money and time. The Election Commission, however, said that holding two elections at once can be possible only if the electoral voting system is introduced. The …

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RJP not to take part in third phase local polls

By Our Reporter The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal has been unable to make its view public regarding to its participation in the third phase local polls. Instead, the leaders have been divided over the election with leaders having popular base expressing their views in favour of polls and others against the …

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WB is likely to scrap solar project

By Our Reporter  Nepal is likely to lose 37 million dollar solar plant project funded by the World Bank due to corrupt officials at the Nepal Electricity Authority and a decision of the parliamentary committee to instruct the NEA to scrap the deal with contractor. The project which should have …

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Coalition of convenience for the quarry?

By Maila Baje Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre candidate RenuDahal’s election as mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City has left the country pondering the potentials and pitfalls of what presents itself as an alliance between the Nepali Congress and Maoist party over the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML). Dahal razor-thin …

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Learning to learn loktantra

By D.M. Thapa Now we are living in the age of loktantra. I still don’t know the exact meaning of this word, like many other people and even leaders themselves. It must be a word coined by our leaders copying the Indians, a Nepali Congress journalist told me. I was …

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Is developing Nepal possible?

By PR Pradhan We see horrible pictures of our economy. There is corruption and it is difficult to find out any leader or government official who is not corrupt. Prime minister, ministers, leaders of the political parties are so corrupt that they have formulated corruption friendly laws to indulge in …

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No Cheers

It is well recognized that our monopolists of political organizations are so wary of their unsolicited agenda for republicanism, secularism and federalism that they purposely kept these away from public endorsement but seek instead to legitimize them on the strength of the votes they secured in the constituent assemblies alone. …

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Doklam Standoff Between the Dragon & the Tiger

By Prabasi Nepali Sino-Indian Border Standoff: Rising Rhetoric & Tensions Very near the Sikkim/India – Tibet/China – Bhutan tri-junction, and abutting the geo-strategic “Siliguri Corridor” or “Chicken’s Neck” Passageway (connecting the main bulk of India to its North-Eastern States (on the borders of China and Myanmar) in India (south of …

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Eternal ‘Kaalratri’

By P. Kharel For the proponents of constitutional monarchy and democracy, Rana oligarchy was a “kaalratri” [dark period]; to the champions of multi-party polity, partyless Panchayat decades were a “kaalratri”; to the Maoists, the 1990-2005 years were a “kaalratri”; and to most Nepalis, today, the “loktantrik” decade has been a …

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