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Polls: Curiosities

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No democracy can accommodate a coalition in an election government that lasts the government—as still remain—with the public avowal of contesting the polls coalescing with the opposition. Why prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba did not fire his Maoist ministers and still retains them is another mystery altogether. These Maoist ministers …

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Awaiting the Aftermath

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There is little joy in the population going to polls today. The spate of bombings, more than the vote, will have drawn public focus on the reasons behind the discord. That the vote merely masks the exclusiveness of the supposed democratic exercise of implementing a constitution has been more than …

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Political Decay

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Yes. Exactly a week from today Thursday the cycle of elections augured in by the promulgation of the constitution two years ago will have concluded. That is, again, if nothing crops up in between. It is actually this rider that is key to the environment of distrust prompted by the …

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Redundancy

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The discerning watcher cannot but be bewildered by the remarkable absence of marksmanship among those who have taken to subversion of the current spate of elections. While by no means condoning these violent incidents, the blasts by themselves force Nepali voters to recall that actual targeting of hapless Nepali people …

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Rethink

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Nepali political analysts are near obsessively locating Nepali politics at center stage of global strategy. The fact is otherwise. It is at the peripheries of the centers of the fast paced global strategies being evolved by major powers. For global strategists to take upon themselves the roles of the center …

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Awaiting Tangibles

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While the political mainstream and its media partners are all out to convince the people that the elections to the federal and national legislatures will take place as scheduled, the people are resigned to the fact; this time too, there is a catch. When the Election Commission belatedly bows down …

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Spoken Like A King

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It was hardly a speech. It was a carefully worded summarization of Nepali politics made live to a section of the media covering the former king’s Bhai Tika ceremonies at his only surviving sister’s, the rest having been swept away by the royal massacre. It is enough that the former …

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The Slide

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When King Birendra gave his first public interview after the restoration of the multiparty system here, the uproar of protests from the political establishment had to be quelled by the stature of Ganeshman Singh and Krishna Prasad Bhattarai who asserted that right for the constitutional monarch. There were none however …

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Happy Dasain!

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All the Nepalis within the country or abroad are now in a festive mood as their greatest festival, Bada Dasain has already started. According to the Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga had eliminated all the evil forces ensuring victory of truth. Celebration of Bada Dasain festival is thus based on people’s …

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The Constitution

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The government observed the third anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution on Tuesday by announcing a national holiday and a formal function was held at the Nepal Army Pavilion. However, there was lack of enthusiasm among the leaders and also the people nationwide for receiving the new constitution. …

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