Thursday , March 21 2019
Home / Commentary / On Off the record

On Off the record

Powerful PM grappling more power

By PR Pradhan Under the new provision in the defence policy, if the federal parliament adopts, the Prime Minister can mobilize the Nepal Army by bypassing the National Defence Council. Observers suspect, this provision may lead the PM to become a dictator. Another report states that all the infrastructural projects …

Read More »

Immediate response from the VVIPs, VIPs

By PR Pradhan President Bidhya Bhandari left for New York Friday evening. Perhaps, for the first time during such official visits, only one side road was closed for the President’s vehicle and commoners’ vehicles were running in other side of the road from President’s residence to the Tribhuvan International Airport. …

Read More »

Now Singhadurwar reaches to villages

By PR Pradhan If not forgotten, immediately after promulgation of the present constitution, the then Maoist supremo Pushpakamal Dahal had expressed his happiness saying, “Now, Singhadurwar will reach to all the villages”. Considering the report on corruption and abuse of authority by the local authorities, it seems, Dahal’s dream to …

Read More »

Economy heading towards disaster!

By PR Pradhan At a time when the government is preparing for organizing the second investment summit in Kathmandu, Ncell, the country’s largest foreign direct investment (FDI) has been targeted by Nepal Communist Party (Biplav). A bomb was exploded at the Ncell headquarters in Nakkhu, Lalitpur following expulsion of the …

Read More »

Government reluctant in catching “big fishes”

BY PR Pradhan Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is repeatedly saying that he will not allow corruption and commission at any levels. He has even said that he will never see the face of those corrupt people. He might have sensed that corruption is not under control but such practices …

Read More »

One year of the Oli government

By PR Pradhan The two-thirds majority government led by KP Sharma Oli has completed one year in office. Perhaps tomorrow, the government is going to make public the works done by the government in one year. However, general public are not happy from the performance of the government. They believe, …

Read More »

Nepal’s foreign policy in mess

By PR Pradhan What is the foreign policy of the present government, we don’t know. Also, what is the foreign policy of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), we don’t know. All of a sudden CPN co-chairman Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” came to stand in favour of Venezuela’s ruling President …

Read More »

Alarming revelation!

By PR Pradhan Last Saturday, I read two articles in two different Nepali broadsheet dailies – Naya Patrika and Annapurna Post. One was recollection on April uprising in 2006 by the then home minister Kamal Thapa, another was demise of Sikkim by Sudhir Sharma former editor of the Kantipur daily. …

Read More »

Pamphadevis!

By PR Pradhan If we recall the history of “people’s movement-1” or say 1989 uprising, the agitators, to defame the institution of monarchy, had launched a propaganda campaign against the institution. Different underground newspapers were published for defaming the institution. Some of the propagandas were that the king’s vegetables were …

Read More »

Wide body, wide stomach

By PR Pradhan Finally, the Public Account Committee, on the basis of the report submitted by the sub-committee under the Committee in the federal parliament has submitted the report that there was corruption worth above 4.38 billion rupees while purchasing two wide-body Airbus aircraft. The committee has sought action against …

Read More »