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“Fast-track, airport in our lifetime”

By Prajwal Shrestha Local people from Nijgadh organised walkathon from Nijgadh to Kathmandu demanding immediate construction of the Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track and international airport in Nijgadh. As the government is delaying construction of the fast-track and Nijgadh airport, to put pressure to the government, local people have organised walkathon with …

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Federalism crippling Nepal: Local election a possible way out


By Shambhu Deo Deceptive federalism is crippling Nepal since promulgation of the constitution. A doggedly effort to organize local election can be a possible way out of the turbulence. Nepal suffered badly with a series of months long protests including blockade organized by various political parties and supported by others …

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Artificial load-shedding in the country!

BY PRAJWAL SHRESTHA Energy Minister Janardan Sharma has claimed that he would not issue the load-shedding schedule even during the dry season. After Sharma assumed the office, he changed the previous chief of the Nepal Electricity Authority by assigning Kulman Ghishing. After Ghishing assumed office, the scenario has been changed. …

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International Affairs in Flux

By Prabasi Nepali Asia Domestic Constitutional Election Threshold There was some discussion among the larger political parties of amending the constitution to introduce an election threshold –- restrictive clause — of 3 percent, i.e. political parties that do not obtain at least this percentage of the total vote in the …

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Reinventing federalism in Nepal


By Shambhu Deo Nepal’s politics is in a crux while implementing federalism through amendment of the constitution.Nepal’s constitution 2015 has prominently changed Nepal into a secular federal republic state. There are seven provinces based on identity and capability and is being criticized by various sectors since promulgation.Tarai-based parties demand only …

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Rampant corruption in Nepal


By Divya Singh Rathore Corruption is the disease of the world. On 31 October 2003, the United Nations drafted a convention against corruption and finally it was singed on 9 December 2003, one hundred and ninety-four countries of the world are the parties of this convention. Article 5 to 14 …

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US President-Elect Dominates World’s Attention

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Nepal Transforms from ‘Loktantra’ (Democracy) to ‘Loottantra’ (Kleptocracy) After the major ‘SujataKoirala Scandal’ involving a huge amount of state grant for her medical treatment, Nepal’s legislators have now awarded themselves a massive increment in emoluments and other benefits which will be a major burden on the …

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Lessons to learn

By Prajwal Shrestha After Indian PM announced ban on high denomination Indian notes, the Nepali people have also become victims. It is estimated that commoners are holding billions of rupees of such banned Indian currencies.  They are confused, whether they can exchange the Indian currencies with them or not. This …

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The World in Shock after Trump Victory

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Nepalese Diplomacy in the Doldrums The Maoist-Nepali Congress government claims that it has been very successful in the honeymoon period of a hundred days, but in the field of foreign affairs, it has been an abject failure. It has unnecessarily given primacy to relations with our …

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A hue and cry

By Prajwal Shrestha After Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced a ban on Rs 500 and 1000 denomination Indian notes, there has been a hue and cry in India. Nepal has not remained aloof from the impact. It is believed that there is the stock of about nine billion such …

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