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Disaster Prone

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The cost in lives and property due to last week’s heavy rains has caught the country unprepared once again. The media which competes to disseminate the coverage on the disaster spews both the unforeseen extents of the disaster and the rampant ineptness of the relief measures. Little is mentioned of …

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No Cheers

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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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India-China Doklam standoff

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Since mid-June, after some Indian troops crossed the Bhutan China border and entered into the Doklam area, the two countries have been engaged in a standoff. It is a case of serious violation of the international norms and practice by the Indian troops. China is firm on its stance that …

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The People

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The divide between the state and its people is a wee bit too obvious for comfort. Politics which is being conducted in the name of the people is engrossed in sharing the political spoils. The people are aware of this. The media is aware of this too since the media …

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Let State Assert

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A highly embittered younger generation in Nepal which has been waylaid by doctrinaire partisan politics is increasingly restive. A populist media, very much part of that partisan upbringing, continues to fuel that disenchantment with exposes of the political shenanigans ranging from the stupid to extreme impudence. Well-pursed activities in the …

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Wait and Watch

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The conclusion of the second phase elections finally brings politics to a legislature that has for very tactful reasons evidently remained in the backseat to bring public focus to the holding of the polls. The third phase of the elections due in a little over two months as currently scheduled …

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Real Post Mortem

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The irony behind the establishment logic that the local level elections must take place at all cost for the constitution to be implemented is lost on the people. The mainstream media has hyped the election fervor to the extent that they have served to cover up the irony. Elections at …

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Mounting Problems

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The conclusion of the second phase of elections to local government Wednesday (yesterday) will have brought the bulk of the country theoretically under local government. The second phase saw it possible under stricter security supervision than in the first and the third phase is due in a little over two …

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Political psyche

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is planning to go to Delhi after the second phase of elections and before the third phase elections. Earlier to Deuba’s visit, DPM and foreign minister Krishna Bahasdur Mahara is scheduled to go to Delhi to pay courtesy call on his counterpart Sushma Swaraj. After …

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Jeopardy Again

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One fails to see constitutionalism functioning in the establishment’s approach begrudging a rounded view to the Tarai problem. There is politics no doubt in portraying the Tarai demands in bad light. The media and our ruling cabal have conveniently forgotten that the demands the Tarai continue to harp on were …

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