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Waiting for a government

By Yubaraj Ghimire K. P. Oli, the man likely to take over as Nepal’s next prime minister, flew down to Rasuagarhi on the Nepal-Tibet Border with Ishwar Pokharel, general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (UML), last Tuesday. He made no political speeches during the few hours …

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Delhi’s seduction course; time to test China’s goodwill

By N. P. Upadhyaya The secret ballot vote reversals in Nepal have visibly jolted many a brains, both academic and some erratic ones, in New Delhi. The official establishment though has taken a conciliatory tone and has vowed to work with Nepal in a friendly manner which appears remote though. …

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An Entrepôt of Opportunity

Situated in a unique geographical position with respect to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, Nepal expects to gain momentum for its development by taking part in the regional development blueprint. In a speech given at the Symposium on Nepal-China Cooperation and Peace and Prosperity of South Asia, held in …

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Election reversal: Sleepless nights in Delhi

By N. P. Upadhyaya The newly elected member of House of Representatives from Kathmandu constituency No 1, Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh — the illustrious son of ironman late Ganesh Man Singh and the one who quit the party for good due to the utter humiliation caused by Girija …

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2017 election results: Preliminary analysis

By Dr. Rajendra B. Shrestha As part of the implementation of the New Constitution, national and provincial elections have just taken place in two phases. Overall, it was held in an organized, peaceful and democratic way according to national and international observers. The Election Commission reported around 70 percent voter …

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Everyone is entitled to dignity, liberty, and equality

By Valerie Julliand The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being. The 70th anniversary is an opportunity for the world to promote, engage with and reflect on the Declaration and its relevance in …

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Nepal, Maldives poised to move out of Indian orbit

By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR  The South Asian region’s political map is transforming phenomenally. The early counting from Nepal’s parliamentary elections, which concluded on Thursday, suggests that the Left Alliance, which comprises the country’s communist parties, is surging ahead and will form the next government in Kathmandu. The Left Alliance is notionally …

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Nepal: post blockade political dynamics and elections

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan It is unfortunate but true that in any political discourse in Kathmandu Valley, the expression “post blockade” politics often comes out from many people including those who were considered friendly to India. If one were to project the chances of the parties in the coming elections …

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Evading truth and reconciliation

By Yubaraj Ghimire Eleven years ago, when the then Prime Minister G.P. Koirala and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chief of the Maoists who had waged a decade-long war against the state, signed the Comprehensive Peace Accord promising justice to victims of the conflict, they probably thought only the monarch(y) and its …

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